Tag Archives: Simba

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 [...]

Simba cuts TV channels price by 90%

Brazilian company Simba, which is in charge of negotiating with operators the sale of the digital TV channels of Record, SBT and RedeTV, changed its commercial strategy last week offering a 90% “discount” in the price the company demanded two months ago, reported the journalist Daniel Castro in his Noticias da TV column. Former Sky [...]

Simba to resume negotiations with pay TV operators

Brazilian company Simba, which represents the free-to-air channels SBT, Record and RedeTV, hired former SKY Brasil president Ricardo Miranda to resume negotiations with pay TV operators. The expectation is that negotiations will be resumed given Miranda’s experience in the pay TV business. Previously, the dialogue with the operators was in charge of Marco Gonçalves, who [...]

Anatel receives complaint on exit of free-to-air channels from pay TV

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported in a press release that it has received a complaint from the National Consumer Defense Institute (Inadec) about the interruption of the free-to-air TV channels Record TV, SBT and RedeTV! from the main pay TV operations. Anatel said it has already notified the pay TV companies about this complaint [...]

América Móvil says will not pay for Simba’s free-to-air channels

The president of América Móvil group in Brazil, José Félix, said the company will not pay to distribute free-to-air channels Record, SBT and RedeTV, which created the joint-venture Simba to negotiate with operators. “They decided to remove the channels from our programming lineup,” said the executive. “We are not going to pay to have a FTA [...]

Record, SBT, RedeTV plan to launch streaming service

Brazilian company Simba a joint venture created by Record TV, SBT and RedeTV is planning to launch a new streaming platform, according to local daily Estadão. The service would include content already produced by the three free-to-air channels, third-party films and series and formats exclusively produced for the platform. Estadão reported that the [...]