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Brazilian pay TV stops subscriber drop in February

The Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported today figures for the countrys pay TV market in February. According to what the regulator officially informed, Brazil recorded a 90,700 subscribers lost, less than half of the 220 thousand it had lost in January, and ended February with 15.47 thousand clients. These figures do not reflect the [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses 224 thousand subscribers in January

According to what Anatel reported regarding the first month 2020, Brazilian pay TV lost 224 thousand subscribers in January. This way, the pay TV subscribers base in the country now records 15.56 million customers, an amount similar to October 2012. All operators presented significant subscriber losses at the beginning of the year. Claro, for example, [...]

Brazil approves Time Warner’s acquisition by AT&T

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) approved Time Warners (WarnerMedia) acquisition by AT&T. The decision was made in a tight vote, with three in favour and two against the operation. The Audiovisual Content Law (SeAC Law) does not allow a same company to produce content and distribute it in Brazil. There, AT&T owns Sky and Time [...]

Brazilian Justice allows 2DC OTT Fox+ direct marketing

Fox is able to redistribute linear channels directly to consumers through the internet in Brazil, after the Brazilian Justice granted the request for suspensive effect on the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) request to the court order obtained by Fox to market the Fox + service. This way, the company can offer the service again, although [...]

Fox+ and Fox Premium D2C offer is also cancelled in Google Play and iTunes Store in Brazil

One day after the Disney+ launch in the US, Fox announced that its Fox+ and Fox Premium SVOD platforms will no longer be available 2DC in Google Play and iTunes Store in Brazil, starting today. The measure is added to the one announced in Mexico last week, where the company, owned by Disney since March, [...]

Brazil records in September the largest pay TV subscribers loss in 2019

According to what the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported, Brazilian Pay-TV lost 266 thousand subscribers in September, and 1.7 million annually. This is the largest monthly subscribers loss so far this year. In addition, the agency reported that the pay-TV customer base in September was 16.08 million. The Brazilian pay-TV operator with the largest [...]

Brazil recorded 16.3 million pay TV accesses in August and continues to lose subscribers

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) officially reported that the country had 16,346,446 households with access to pay TV services in August. The regulator informed that there was a 1,505,120 subscribers decrease compared with the same month 2018. (-8,43%). Almost half of Brazilian households got their pay-TV service from Claro (Net), which recorded 8,071,921 subscribers and [...]

Anatel develops anti-piracy operation in 11 Brazilian states

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has developed an anti-piracy operation in 11 states of the country on Tuesday, in order to seal and confiscate equipment not legally certified. The operation managed to seize more than 23 thousand telecommunications products without legal certification. This operation is the result of a great effort that Anatels inspection team [...]

Brazil records 16.5 million pay TV clients in July and continues losing subscribers

Brazil recorded 16,538,988 households with pay TV accesses in July. The already mentioned figure means a 1,327,427 subscriptions less than July 2018, according to what was officially reported by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the Brazilian telecommunications regulator.  In July, almost half of Brazilian households accessed to Pay TV services through Claro, whose operations in [...]

Brazil’s Oi rolls out Android TV STB

Brazilian company Oi launched a streaming STB based on Android TV, named Streaming Box, which includes the operators own OTT Oi Play, as well as others like Netflix, YouTube and ESPN. The STB is also available to consumers who are not customers of Oi services and costs about R$ 480 (USD 116). The STB was [...]