Clyfer co-op launches cable TV
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 15 May 2014
Far away from the developments of the big market players, other TV initiatives are being developed in Argentina, with the Cooperativa de Luz y Fuerza Eléctrica de Rojas (Clyfer) having installed the first dish for its cable TV project.
Clyfer, operating in the Rojas district, north of the country's capital Buenos Aires, plans to start broadcasting on 10 June to coincide with the co-op's 80th anniversary.
The Argentinean company already offers telephony and Internet services, and the TV launch will complete its offer to enable Clyfer to deliver a triple-play package.
The TV channel will be received through dishes and delivered through Clyfer's fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network.
The co-op is also building a studio and central offices from which local cooperatives will be able to produce and broadcast their own programming. The project will have a basic package of 80 different channels for a price that is expected to be lower than its private competitors. The technology will initially be analogue, as the digital migration will start once the cable network is operating.