Cantv launches IPTV in Gran Caracas district
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 23 May 2014
Cantv has launched an IPTV service for the capital district of Venezuela, Gran Caracas. The company, which is in its seventh year as a public enterprise, offers the pay-TV service through its telephone cable network.
"From today the telephone lines will also be bring TV through the Internet," said Manuel Fernández, Cantv's president. "Although it will only be available in Gran Caracas for the moment, it will be deployed in the rest of the country," he added.
The new platform includes a basic plan with the free-to-air TV channels and radio, and a premium package with 87 channels, including four HD signals.
Coinciding with the IPTV launch, Cantv will also increase its direct-to-home (DTH) offer from 48 to 72 networks. The DTH service is offered through Simon Bolivar satellite and has been commercially available for the last two years.
Cantv has been working as a state company since 2007, the year in which it was nationalised.
According to Fernández, the fact that the company now offers more than just telecom services has increased customer satisfaction. "Our figures show that there are more satisfied clients than before," he said