Tigo launches mobile TV service

8 Feb 2012

RapidTVNews reports that Paraguayan fixed and mobile operator Tigo has launched a limited mobile TV service in the country. The news is something of a shot in the arm for the industry, given that Tigo and Paraguay’s other main telco – Copaco – have been claiming for almost a year that they are ‘just weeks’ from launching new pay-TV offerings over their respective IPTV and CATV networks, only for the services to remain firmly switched off. Dubbed TV Movil Tigo, the new mobile TV offer is launched with five TV channels – four of which (El 13, Telefuturo, SNT and Paravision) are available on national terrestrial TV, with the other being US-based music video network MTV. Tigo’s new service does not utilise a bespoke mobile TV standard to deliver the service, but rather delivers a web stream via its 3G mobile network, it said. TV Movil Tigo costs USD0.0015 per second to access, or USD0.23 (per day) or USD1 (per month). Monthly plans are renewed automatically.

Paraguay, Tigo Paraguay