Brazil lost 311,000 pay TV subscribers in 2016

According to Brazilian regulator Anatel, the pay TV market lost about 71,000 customers in December and ended 2016 with 18.80 million. During 2016, Brazil’s pay TV sector lost 311,000 customers.

The largest operator of the country, Net (América Móvil), added around 9,000 subscribers in December. However, the DTH Claro HDTV, also part of the group, was the operator with the biggest loss of subscribers in December (51,000) closing the year with 2.55 million clients. In total, América Móvil reported 9.95 million pay TV customers in the country.

Sky (AT&T), the second largest operator right behind Net, reported 2,000 net additions and closed December with 5.25 million customers. Nevertheless, it lost 195,000 subscribers throughout the year, according to Anatel.

Vivo (Telefónica) reported 1.71 million subscribers in December. During the month, the company lost 16,000 customers and about 75,000 during the entire year.

Meanwhile, the Brazilian company Oi added 18,000 subscribers in December to reach 1.30 million customers at the end of Q416.