Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 29-08-2013
Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB) will exclusively bring the Colombian channel Win Sports to its new IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) platform, expected to be launched in December.
Win Sports broadcasts sporting events 24/7 and has recently been the Colombian channel with the greatest growth.
"Our interactive TV platform project points out that we are solid and profitable company, and counting on Win Sports is a triumph, a great goal for our customers," said Saúl Kattan Cohen, ETB's president. The sports channel has been broadcast through Ingelcom's DTH service, a cable operator of Cúcuta city, from which ETB bought a pay-TV broadcasting licence.
The channel bases its success on showing national football matches, the basketball league and indoor football, all commentated by recognised Colombian journalists. The programming also includes boxing, swimming and motor racing, as well as many other programmes which explore the less well known sides of sporting celebrities.
ETB has been increasing its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network and will release its hybrid TV platform (IPTV and OTT services) in December. Win Sports will be exclusive to ETB's service and won't be available on Une, Claro or Movistar's pay-TV platforms.