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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 [...]

Sky Brazil announces new prepaid plan with news in programming

Brazilian pay-TV operator Sky announced a new prepaid plan for its subscribers, called Comforto. In it, clients have the possibility of acquiring a set of antennas and a STB to access 24 months of basic programming. As with other prepaid plans of the company, customers can also access additional content through top-ups. The offer is [...]

SBT, Record and Rede TV to invest in Brazilian films realizations

Simba Content, a joint venture that brings together Brazilian pay TV channels Rede TV, Record and SBT, together with the Paris Entertainment production company and Paris Films distributor, ran an agreement to develop film productions, and they promise to make at least 11 this year. According to Renata Rezende, Paris Entertainments Executive Director, the aim [...]

SBT to cancel its DTH by conflict with parabolics

Brazilian Television System (SBT), a FTA channel in that country, cancelled its DTH without warning subscribers who tune it there. The reasons for the decision could be because of  a conflict between the channel and the equipment manufacturing companies to get an extra money to load the network programming grid in them. Currently, only those [...]

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 [...]

Brazilian TV network SBT arrives in the US

Brazilian TV network SBT has signed a deal with the streaming platform Brusa TV to distribute its content in the United States, where around 1.5 million Brazilian immigrants and descendants live. SBT is now available on the BR Channels package, which also includes Globo, soccer channel PFC, FashionTV Brasil and the channels of the independent [...]

Brazilian channel SBT returns to exhibit soccer after 14 years with the Copa do Nordeste

The Brazilian FTA TV channel SBT agreed to transmit the Copa do Nordeste, the tournament that brings together the main teams from Northeast region of that country and, thus, returns to show soccer after 14 years. The matches will be broadcast only in the Northeast through the ten affiliates that SBT has in the area. [...]

SKY Brasil closes deal with SBT, Record TV and RedeTV

Brazilian free-to-air TV channels represented by Simba -SBT, Record TV and RedeTV – reached an agreement with SKY Brasil, the country’s largest DTH system, to return to the operators lineup. The three channels stopped being transmitted in March with the switch-off in Sao Paulo, after failing to finalize a distribution agreement for their HD signals. [...]

Brazil’s Simba signs distribution deal with Vivo

Simba, joint venture between Brazilian free-to-air TV channels Record TV, SBT and RedeTV, reached an agreement with Vivo (Telefonica) to offer the digital version of the three channels in the lineup of the pay TV operator. The stations were removed from the lineup of the main operators of the country after the analogue switch off [...]

Net ordered to compensate client with discount

Sao Paulo court ordered Brazil’s main pay TV operator, Net, to compensate a client with a R$ 7.50 (US $ 2.3) monthly discount because it no longer offers free-to-air channels Record, SBT and RedeTV on its lineup. The operator is also obligated to reimburse the client for the money already paid since March 30, once [...]