Tag Archives: San Pablo

Telefonica continues with its FTTH and IPTV development and covered more than 10 million HPs in Brazil

In its Q3 2019 results report, Telefonica Brazil – where it operates under the Vivo brand – added 33 new cities to its FTTH network between January and September, which, to date, amount to 154, taking into account the 121 where the company deployed FTTH in 2018. At Q3 2019, the company has also covered [...]

SBT Videos, Brazil’s SBT OTT, already has its web version

Brazilian Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) launched SBT Videos, its own OTT platform, a content aggregator that makes videos from SBT hosted on YouTube. At present, only the OTT web version is available for free, with no need to pay any subscription. The platforms offer also includes live SBT programming.  Some of the contents available [...]

Alexa to be integrated with Sky in Brazil

Brazilian pay TV operator Sky is starting to offer the integration of its services with Alexa, the intelligent virtual assistant developed by Amazon, which was recently launched in Brazil. Commands can be made through the voice-activated smart speakers of the Echo line. Currently, Amazon devices are available in three versions in the country (Amazon Echo, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Aruanas arrives at Brazil to generate environmental awareness

Aruanas, title of the new production between the Brazilian Globo Group and the company Maria Farinha Filmes, inspired by real events related to the global environmental crisis ant the work developed by activists to protect the planet, will be launched globally in more than 150 countries next July 2nd. Its first season will last 10 [...]

BoxFish arrives at Brazil and continues to expand throughout Latin America

The Spanish production company BoxFish, launched in 2017 and already installed in Argentina and Spain, announced the beginning of its operations in Brazil, leaded by Argentine TV producer and director Diego Guebel, who served as Brazilian DTH TV channel Band (Rede Bandeirantes) Vice President between 2011 and 2017. Guebel will work together in Brazil with [...]

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 [...]

CNN starts its Brazilian operations with provisional headquarters in San Pablo

CNN Brazils headquarters, located in Alameda Santos street, in parallel to the Paulista Avenue in San Pablo, are already opened. The team, which has 65 hired workers, will remain there on a temporary basis, while directors set up the final location. The company plans its Brazilian launch for the second half of the year and, [...]

Procon notifies Brazilian pay TV operators about football broadcasts in PPV

Consumer Protection and Defense Foundation (Procon), based in San Pablo, Brazil, notified Pay TV operators Claro, Sky, Vivo, Oi and Tim to clarify their subscribers modalities under which they will offer Brazilian Football Championship  broadcastings packages on pay-per-view (PPV). These content generated a USD 27 billion profit in 2018. Procon questioned Brazilian operators about the [...]