Panama's Cable Onda launches Inter-powered DTH

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 15 June 2015

Panama pay-TV company Cable Onda has launched a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV package powered by Venezuelan wholesaler Inter's TuVes platform, introducing an extensive HD offer to the country's market.

According to Dataxis' NexTV Latin America report the satellite service aims to take Cable Onda's TV services throughout Panama, where both the cable and MMDS networks of the company are already strongly positioned.

A spokesman for the company explained that there were rural areas which weren't served by fibre and so the satellite solution allows the company to deliver the same quality and content to these regions.

The DTH services were initially tested in areas of Panama city and Colon. "We are ready and we have deployed all the necessary power at a national level to bring Cable Onda Satelital to every customer who asks for it, although we are prioritising those areas in which there is no fibre network," said the spokesman.