Tag Archives: ancine

Ancine could stop promoting audiovisual industry in Brazil

A few months after the Union Court of Auditors (TCU) -responsible for the financial supervision of Brazilian State agencies- decided to stop the National Films Agencys (Ancine) activities, aimed to promote Brazilian audiovisual industry, Jair Bolsonaro, Brazils President, said that the agency could disappear or be privatized. It will have a filter, since it is [...]

Brazil moves towards against TV channels piracy

Last April 22nd, Brazilians National Film Agency (Ancine), National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) together with the Federal Police met with Carrefour supermarket networks authorities to request that the company remove Android TV Box Tx2 STBs, which were offered through Carrefours loudspeakers in a store located in San Pablo, highlighting that the device makes it possible to [...]

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 [...]

Brazil discusses on VOD and pay TV regulations between 2019 and 2020

Brazilian National Film Agency (Ancine) published on the Oficial Union Newspaper the regulatory agenda of strategic issues that will be reviewed between 2019 and 2020. According to the entity, the document is a result from an internal  agencys areas and Brazilian society consulting process. The document foresees to regulate VOD segment, where it will focus [...]

AT&T wants to manage Sky and other Brazilian pay TV channels

We follow Brazilian Law at 100%, said Michael Hartman, AT&T senior vice president to Paulist newspaper Estado, related to the decision that Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) and National Film Agency (Ancine) must make, in which they will define whether AT&T will be able to continue providing satellite content to Sky and other channels such [...]

Disney and Fox must decide on their merger tomorrow

Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) established this Friday 15th, February as the deadline for Disney and Fox to present a final manifestation for its merger process trial, according to what Brazilian Diário Oficial da União reported.    CADE already had pronouncements from Sky, Telefonica, Net, Claro and the rest of pay TV operators. Brazilian National [...]

Ancine to pronounce on AT&T and Warner merger in second term

Ancines broad (Brazilian National Film Agency) defined a timetable for regulatory analysis of the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, which will include seven stages and should conclude in the second half of 2019. Analysis will include the following steps: a gathering information process, market agents affected by the operation pronouncements, Market Follow-up Superintendence manifestation, [...]

Brazilian Pay TV empowered local content in 2018

Brazilian Pay TV broadcasted 2,684 original titles of that country in 2018, according to information provided by National Film Agencys  Brazilian Film and Audiovisual Observatory (OCA). Brazilian programming in Qualified Channels (CEQ), which must include three hours and a half Brazilian content a day, was 7.5% and reached 14.3% between 6 PM and 12 AM. [...]

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 [...]

Ancine requests additional information on AT&T-Time Warner merger

Brazilian National Film Agency (Ancine) has requested programmers controlled by Time Warner additional information for the process conducted by the Agency’s Superintendence of Market Analysis to determine the impacts of the SeAC Act on AT&T-Time Warner merger. The decision was taken by Ancines board of directors after analyzing the technical note prepared by the Superintendence [...]