Friday 24 September 2021

Pirated Signal Cause of NBC Cancelling Costa Rica

Paying the bills

Latest

Legislators to begin discussion on reducing the 2022 Marchamo this Monday

QCOSTARICA - The political fractions, except that of the...

No National Census in 2022!

QCOSTARICA - The Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos...

Seven drivers a day go to the Prosecutor’s Office for driving drunk

QCOSTARICA - Every day, seven drunk drivers are referred...

Costa Rica has the lowest inflation in the region

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica registered the lowest inflation in...

11 benefits of e-learning

Whether you struggle to learn in a traditional educational...

Will Paul Chaplet ever fly the flag for Costa Rica on the PGA Tour?

Life comes at you fast when you’re a teen...

What Are the Best Costa Rican Players in the MX League?

The Primera División de México, better known as Liga...
Paying the bills

Share

Heeding to a cease-and-desist order from the U.S. network, NBC, to everyone’s surprise Costa Rica’s cable companies stopped transmitting the signal on October 1.

6a481004It appears, the NBC signal being broadcast in Costa Rica was without authorization or “pirated”, according to a report by the Tico Times in a statement it obtained from NBC Universal.

According to the TT report, cable companies like CableTica purchased the signal from a Canadian company, paying it a monthly fee, assuming it had the rights to resell the signal. At it turns out it didn’t.
The U.S. network signal originates from U.S. affiliates.

- Advertisement -

The decision by NBC means regular U.S. programming is no longer available in Costa Rica.

Many North Americans living in Costa Rica are angered by the decision, on losing their favourite programs like Sunday morning’s Meet The Press, which is not available on other channels in Costa Rica.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

[BLOG] Costa Rican Electric Company – General Maintenance Procedures

During my fifteen plus years of living in Costa Rica, I...

Heliport, Money and Weapons in Costa Rica

Following reports by residents of Las Asturias de Pococí about flyovers...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.