Pay TV loses 67 thousand subscribers in June and continues to drop during the pandemic in Brazil

The Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported the figures for pay TV in the country during June. According to the entity’s report, Brazil ended the sixth month of the year with 15.18 million subscribers, 67 thousand less than those it had in May.

Although the pay TV subscriber base in Brazil continues to drp during the pandemic period, in June Claro was the only operator that lost clients. According to Anatel, during the month the company ´recorded losses of 45.8 thousand clients in its cable base and 24 thousand in DTH, almost 70 thousand in total, to end the month with a total of 7.38 million users. Of these, 1 million belongs to the DTH base, and the remaining part to the cable one.

Sky, for its part, reported an increase of almost 24 thousand customers in June, to end the month with 4.59 million users. Oi’s client base recorded 3.4 thousand more clients during the month, ending June with 1.48 million subscribers. Vivo TV also experienced growth on its number of subscribers, as it ended June with an increase of 540 more customers, to reach a total of 1.27 million.

Algar, which stopped with its pay TV operations (cable and DTH) and gave its clients to Sky, lost 10 thousand subscribers in June, while other small operators experienced a drop of 15 thousand clients during the month.