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Brazil records 16.5 million pay TV clients in July and continues losing subscribers

Brazil recorded 16,538,988 households with pay TV accesses in July. The already mentioned figure means a 1,327,427 subscriptions less than July 2018, according to what was officially reported by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the Brazilian telecommunications regulator.  In July, almost half of Brazilian households accessed to Pay TV services through Claro, whose operations in [...]

Brazil’s Oi rolls out Android TV STB

Brazilian company Oi launched a streaming STB based on Android TV, named Streaming Box, which includes the operators own OTT Oi Play, as well as others like Netflix, YouTube and ESPN. The STB is also available to consumers who are not customers of Oi services and costs about R$ 480 (USD 116). The STB was [...]

Anatel puts off decision on AT&T-Time Warner merger

The analysis on Time Warner and AT&T merger by the Brazilian regulator Anatel was postponed last August 22nd, as requested by advisor Moises Moreira. The decision was made to make a deeper review and resume the merger process between the companies on September 5th. At that meeting, an additional 120-day extension may be requested for [...]

Oi has almost 3 million FTTH homes in 2019

In its Q2 2019 results report, the Brazilian company Oi recorded 2.8 million homes passed with FTTH in 68 municipalities in Brazil. This way, coverage increased by 381% compared to Q2 2018. Ois strategic plan expects to reach 4.6 million homes passed by the end of 2019 and 16 million in 2021. Oi reported 291 [...]

Anatel proves 5G interferences on C band satellite TV in Brazil

Testings developed by  Brazilian regulator Anatel during last months with equipment from different companies and operators proved that 5G network in the 3.5 GHz band causes interferences on C band satellite TV. According to Everton Souza, Engineer at Valvi Solutions -one of the companies that took part of testings developed by Anatel- the interference impact [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses more than one million subscribers in one year

Brazil recorded 16,709,668 households with access to pay TV in June. The already mentioned figure means a 1.23 million subscribers fall during last 12 month-period, according to what the countrys National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) officially informed.  According to the entity, in June almost half of Brazilians households had access to pay TV through the Claro [...]

Brazilian pay TV is said to be sentenced to death

Abraão Balbino e Silva, Competition Superintendent at the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), said  that pay TV in that country is sentenced to death. The executive expressed that subscribers are choosing for more direct models to acquire content, which are not covered by the laws that regulate the sector in the country. Balbino’s opinion came [...]

Brazilian Justice cancels Anatel’s precautionary measure against Fox+

Judge Flávia de Macedo Nolasco granted a judicial appeal in favour of Fox, against the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) to cancel the offer of Fox+, the OTT that offer Fox linear channels in the direct to consumer model. According to Nolsacos judicial appeal, there are extreme doubts in the area and a deeper analysis [...]

Pay TV recorded 16.82 million homes in Brazil and continues losing subscribers

As reported by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Brazil recorded 16.82 million households with access to pay TV in May, which represents a 1.4 million subscribers decrease (-6.7%) in the last 12 months. The entity also reported that Claro granted pay TV service to 8.29 million customers, and concentrated 49.26% of the market, followed by [...]

Globoplay tries to make Globosat live content available

Since last week, Globoplay -the Brazilians Globo Group OTT- is offering to selected clients access to 19 channels from the pay TV operator Globosat, also belonging to the previous mentioned group. Through an email, Globoplay subscribers who are elected are notified, that the initiative is part of  a test, valid until July 10th. We invite [...]