Qualy TV launches DTH in Costa Rica
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 14 November 2014
After a couple of trial months, Qualy TV – the pay-TV platform of Grupo Albavisión – has officially launched its direct-to-home (DTH) service in Costa Rica, expanding its reach across Central America.
qualytvPowered by Media Networks' satellite platform, Qualy TV brings a new pay-TV offer to Costa Rica, which includes 64 SD signals and four premium packages with movies and series from networks such as HBO and FOX+.
The company is already operating in Guatemala, where Grupo Albavisión is based, and Nicaragua, and now enters Costa Rica in partnership with telecoms operator Repretel. In this new territory, Qualy TV will compete with Sky, Claro TV and Millicom's Tigo Star in the DTH sector, plus several cable operators.
"We are pleased to keep driving Qualy TV's pay-TV operation," said Oscar Castillo, manager at the satellite wholesaling company Media Networks in Mexico, Central America and Caribbean. "The move consolidates Media Networks' leadership as a DTH wholesaler in Latin America."
The platform started broadcasting at the beginning of the year in Guatemala and Nicaragua and aims to launch in Honduras, El Salvador and Dominican Republic before the end of the year.