Television service in Mexico can be either over the air to an antenna on your roof if you are in the reception area or by a satellite transmission provided by companies like Dish Network, DirecTV, or Sky TV, or from a cable company if you are in an area that has cable service available.
1. CABLE SERVICE IN MEXICO
The company that dominates the cable service in Mexico is Cablevision, in Baja the company is identified as IZZI Telecom (formerly CABLEMAS) and they deliver TV programming through fiber optic cable decoded by a smart box. They offer SD and HD quality at different prices and also offer combo packages with a phone, internet and TV services bundled.
2. HOW TO CONTACT THE MEXICO CABLE COMPANY (IZZI or CABLEMAS)
If you have service under the CABLEMAS brand contact them from any Cablemas landline
Or from any other phone
Toll-Free within Mexico 01 800 522-2530
If you have service under the IZZI brand contact them from any IZZI landline
Or from any other phone
Toll-Free within Mexico 01 800 120-5000
Learn how to dial phone numbers in Mexico
3. YOUR MEXICO CABLE BILL AND HOW TO PAY IT
You can pay directly at their office at the teller, or pay at a designated collection facility such as banks, convenience stores, and supermarkets. You may choose to have a professional service pay for your Mexico utilities, which we highly recommend.
You may also check your bill and pay online by registering on their proprietary website
For CABLEMAS CLICK HERE
For IZZI CLICK HERE
4. HOW TO SIGN UP FOR MEXICO CABLE SERVICE (IZZI)
To sign up for Mexico Cable service you need to go to one of their offices with the following requirements:
- Picture ID
- Proof of address (Electric Bill, Water Bill or Tax Bill)
- Pay for installation cost (If any)
IZZI has different prices depending on what you subscribe to, they offer packages bundling Internet, Phone and TV services and they usually waive installation fees. They also offer the services separately.
Prices for their combo packages can be found on IZZI’s website, CLICK HERE
5. MEXICO CABLE COMPANY LOCATIONS
6. OTHER TV SERVICE PROVIDERS IN MEXICO
Here is some information on satellite companies that you may be interested in. The signals are sent from a satellite to a digital receiver at your home or office.
DirecTV - With over 225 channels being offered and several state of the art features like TIVO (a solid state recorder) and HDTV. You can contract their services in the U.S. and have someone install the dish and set up the smart boxes for you here in Mexico. Be aware that you may go against their terms of service by bringing the equipment into Mexico. CLICK HERE.
SKY - DirecTV in Mexico is known as SKY and it's one of the most popular TV systems in Mexico.
There is a choice of English or Spanish on about 40% of the channels. CLICK HERE.
Dish Network - It is available in Mexico with a selected schedule chosen to meet the expectations of the families in Mexico. This offer can be bundled along with phone and internet service provided by TELNOR. The programming is different from what is offered in the United States with a majority of Spanish speaking programs. CLICK HERE.
You should make sure you check all your options before investing in the hardware and labor costs for any television service in Mexico.