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Law makes Brazilian pay TV operators to cancel subscriptions online

Brazilians President, Jair Bolsonaro, made Law N° 13,828 official, modifying Conditional Access Law (Seac)s article 33. The new legislation gives pay TV subscribers the possibility of canceling the subscription by telephone, through the internet or almost personally. The measure will become effective in June, but it was already active since 2014, also for fixed internet [...]

Chile to start DTT migration process in 2024 with more demands for TV channels

After a month of conversations between FTA channels and Chilean Communications Subsecretary (Subtel), Chilean Government put off the analog blackout for April 2024. According to industry authorities, TV channels presented several arguments to delay the initial date, which was agreed for April 2020, and Subtel fixed a schedule to follow with greater demands to implement [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses subscribers and Oi continues to grow

According to Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) monthly report  Oi was the only Pay TV operator in Brazil in presenting growth rates during the last 12 months. In this period, the countrys pay TV market lost 767.97 thousand subscribers, representing a reduction of 4.27%, and totaled 17.23 million active contracts in the third month of [...]

Chilean TV channels want to postpone analog blackout for April 2025

Chilean National TV Association (Anatel) asked the Telecommunications Sub-Secretary (Subtel)  to extend for five more years the deadline to develop the analogue blackout in that country. Analog broadcasts end were originally planned for April 2020. The request is based on Law 20,750, which establishes that one year before the deadline, it is possible to ask [...]

AT&T and Time Warner evaluate to remove pay TV channels in Brazil

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) and National Film Agency (Ancine) will have to decide in the second half of the year on the acquisition of Time Warner (today Warner Media) by AT&T. If the decision is that AT & T can not own HBO, Turner (TNT and CNN) and Sky at the same time, one [...]

TV Cultura to affiliate with two channels in Brazil

Brazilian channel TV Cultura has affiliated itself with  networks TV Maranhense -from Maranhãos state-, and TV Diversa, from Belo Horizonte, with the aim of expanding its national  reach. The channels records 1.6 and 1.4 million subscribers respectively. The agreement provides that, from last March 31st, TV Maranhense takes digital channel 17.1 and TV Diversa is [...]

Brasil sigue perdiendo suscriptores a TV paga

Los números del mercado de TV paga en Brasil, que divulgó la Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Anatel) el pasado 27 de marzo, afirman que la TV por suscripción de ese país finalizó el mes de febrero con 17,37 millones de contratos activos. En los últimos 12 meses, el pico más alto que se registró tuvo [...]

Brazil continues losing pay TV subscribers

Brazilian pay TV market figures, released on March 27th by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), shows that it has ended February with 17,37 million active contracts. In the past 12 months, the largest subscriptions number recorded was at the Maranhão state, which raised its subscribers in a 29.46% (that is, 52.28 thousand new contracts). The [...]

Vivo Brazil’s plans can be modified from its website and app

Braziian Justice ordered telecommunications operator Vivo to allow its clients to change any of their plans through the website and the application of the company. It already offered the changing possibility through the Meu Vivo application, but subscribers could make the alteration only to change to a more expensive plan. Justice request was made last [...]

Brazilian pay TV declines again in January

According to data provided by National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Brazilian pay TV recorded 17.5 million active contracts in January 2019. The number represents a 0.8% in comparison with December 2018, and rises to 3.6% compared to January last year. The only pay TV operator that showed growth between January 2018 and January 2019 was Oi, [...]