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Brazilian pay TV market falls again in August

According to data from Brazilian regulator Anatel, the pay TV market registered 17.79 million in August, representing a decrease of 536,000 (-2.9%) contracts compared to the same period of 2017, and 37,000 (0, 2%) compared to July this year. When compared to August 2017, Oi increased its subscriber base by adding 126,000 new contracts (+8.7%). [...]

FTA channels oppose AT&T-Time Warner deal in Brazil

During a public hearing held this week in the Commission of Science and Technology, Communication and Information Technology of the Chamber of Deputies, executives of Abert and Abratel, entities representing main free-to-air channels, presented their arguments against AT&T- Time Warner merger. According to Abert, which represents Globo, SBT and Band, the acquisition is a “clear [...]

Brazil: Pay TV market falls again in July

According to data from the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the pay TV market registered 17.83 million subscribers in July, representing a fall of 625,000 subscribers (-3.4% ) compared to the same period of 2017, and 91,000 (-0.5%) compared to June 2018. Claro Brazil group leads with 50% of market share and 8.9 million customers [...]

Brazil’s Anatel approves new pay TV rules

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has approved new rules for the pay TV market. Among the changes, the regulator established that local free-to-air TV channels must negotiate their distribution deals directly with pay TV operators. According to the agency, FTA channels will have to sign individual distribution agreements with each operator. The channels may demand [...]

Brazil lost 729,000 pay TV subscribers in one year

According to data published by Brazils National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the pay TV market registered 17.9 million in January 2018, which represented a loss of 729,000 clients (-3.90%) when compared to the same month of previous year, and close to 30,000 (-0.16%) compared to December 2017. Claro group, which includes the operations of Net and [...]

Pay TV subscribers in Brazil fell 5% in 2017

After several months without official information, Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) released data on the pay TV market in the country. The subscriber base ended 2017 with 17.9 million, this is equivalent to an annual fall of 4.99% (close to 939,000 active contracts), and a drop of 0.70% from November (126,000 subscribers). According to the [...]

Rio de Janeiro readies for digital TV

The president of Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Juarez Quadros, delivered in Rio de Janeiro the 700,000th TDT kit, which are being distributed to beneficiaries of the governments social plans. Quadros confirmed that Rio de Janeiro and 17 other municipalities will switch off analogue TV on October 27. In total, 1.25 million kits will be distributed [...]