Tigo Paraguay blocks FTA channels in retransmission row

Wednesday 23 September 2015 | 15:30 CET | News
Paraguayan mobile operator Tigo has removed a number of the country's free-to-air channels from its pay-TV platform in a row over retransmission fees, reports Ultima Hora. Tigo's move was prompted by its row with Paraguayan broadcasters' association Catelpar, which is requesting fees of USD 3 per user from Claro, Personal and Tigo for the retransmission of content. According to the report, Tigo has proceeded to block the channels Latele, Red Guarani, Telefuturo, SNT, Paravision, Sur TV and Parana TV.

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