Millicom, the international telecommunications and media company, has announced that its operation in Bolivia will this week launch the company’s first DTH satellite TV service.
The new DTH service from Tigo Bolivia coincides with the launch of its cable service in the country following the acquisition of the fixed-line company Multivision in 2013. The services will be promoted under the new “Tigo Star” brand which highlights the company’s range of cable and broadband services across Latin America.
Commenting on the launch of the service, Millicom’s President and CEO, Hans-Holger Albrecht said “The launch of satellite services is another significant step in the transformation of Millicom into a diversified digital lifestyle provider. DTH reaches right across Bolivia and offers all of its people a new choice in entertainment and information.”
The DTH service will launch with 75 channels, including eight in HD, five free-to-air and eight premium services. The service will be of particular interest to over 6.5 million of Bolivia’s 10.5 million people who live outside areas of cable coverage.