TV IN PANAMA
Panamá is privileged to be one of the leaders in high technology in Latin America. Many very well known international corporations are represented here, offering all kind of deals for TV.
In the past, TV service was a monopoly, and service was expensive and selective, but since Panamá opened up their market, and more and more companies are interested in this profitable business. As a result, service quality has improved and prices have become more competitive.
The local company that offers the majority of cable in Panamá is Cable Onda, which offers fairly good service. Other technology companies are also represented. The best known for different services are Cable & Wireless, Claro Com or Claro, among others.
As with everything, when you seek a specific service, take into consideration all your options. Ask for references, prices, contract timing, penalties, etc. Major companies
have offices inside the major malls like Albrook and MultiPlaza, to make it easier for customers, closing at 8 pm.
As for which channels are available, through cable you can get anything and everything you wish. Companies have different packages available from which to chose, depending on your needs. Your monthly price could range from US $20 to as high as $150, if you take the VIP package. Sometimes certain services are covered separately, like special movies, or some selected channels.
In general, every home in Panamá has cable. Sometimes is very difficult to get a good signal for local channels without cable. The major companies offers applications that can be adjusted via your smart phone.
(Anne Lorain from Panama, a star on the reality series, Latin American Idol, pictured.)