Digicel applies for pay-TV concession in T&T

1 Sep 2014

Trinidad & Tobago-based mobile operator Digicel has applied for a pay-TV licence, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (TATT) has confirmed. The application for the concession, technically named a ‘Subscription Broadcasting Service via a Telecommunications Network (National Geographical Class)’, is subject to comments or objections until 15 September. Competition in Trinidad’s pay-TV sector comes from the likes of Flow, DirecTV, Green Dot and MayaroCable TV.

TeleGeography notes that the Digicel Group has taken steps in recent months to broaden its horizons in a number of markets, by agreeing takeover deals for a series of fixed line and pay-TV operators. Recent acquisitions include: Telstar (Jamaica, July 2014); WIV Cable (Turks & Caicos, April 2014); SAT Telecommunications (Dominica, February 2014) and Caribbean Cable Holdings (Anguilla, Nevis and Montserrat (November 2013).