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Anatel establishes that offering linear TV channels on the internet is not considered as pay TV

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has officially established that linear TV channels offered via streaming is not considered a pay TV offer, but rather a value-added service. For this reason, they should be excluded from the rules established by the SeAC Law (N°. 12,485; 2011), which regulates Pay TV offers in Brazil. Linearity in content [...]

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 [...]

Claro and Oi would launch linear pay TV offers if the Brazilian Telecommunications Law were modified

Executives from Claro (America Movil) and Oi reported that they would consider launching linear pay TV offers via OTT in case the Seac Law, which regulates linear pay TV offers in Brazil, were modified to also include OTT platforms. According to the specialized website TAVI Latam, the initiatives were reported by Claro and Ois Marketing [...]

TV Educa, new educational TV channel launched in Chile, extends its broadcasts until September

As officially reported by the Chilean National Television Association (Anatel), the TV Educa channel, launched in late April with educational content for children, will be available in Chilean TV operators until next September 14th. Since it was officially launched, the channel was designed to be together with children during the Covid-19 pandemic and, since it [...]

Claro requests regulatory changes between pay TV and OTTs again in Brazil

Claro Brazil requested to make regulatory changes on the Conditional Access Service Law (SeAC Law), available in the country since 2011, in order to correct regulatory asymmetries between pay TV and OTTs. Fábio Andrade, Institutional Affairs VP at Claro Brazil, has recently took part of The future of pay TV regulation, conference developed by Brazilian [...]

Anatel and Ancine work together against audiovisual piracy in Brazil

Brazilian National Film Agency (Ancine), together with the countrys National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), established a team to evaluate the possible joint regulation of the administrative blocking of websites that distribute audiovisual content without the previous authorization of their owners. The initiative is based on providing more agility and effectiveness in the fight against piracy, since [...]

Sky Brazil strengthens its TV Everywhere offer and adds eight new channels to Sky Play

Brazilian pay TV channel Sky (AT&T) announced the strengthening of its TV Everywhere offering by adding eight new channels to its OTT, Sky Play. The new channels, already available, are AMC, Animal Planet, Boomerang, E !, Fox Sports, History Channel, Nat Geo Wild and Nick Jr. In December last year, the operator had announced 20 [...]

Brazil mitigates its pay TV subscribers drop and loses 55 thousand clients in April

The Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported the final numbers for the country’s pay TV market in April, in which the sector recorded 15.32 million clients. Although Brazil is still losing pay TV subscribers month by month, in April a decrease of 55 thousand customers was reported, the lowest number since December 2018. As a [...]

Brazil loses 89 thousand pay TV subscribers in March

According to the latest Anatel report, Brazilian pay TV had a further drop and lost 89 thousand clients in March, to record a total of 15.38 million in the country. The figures are similar to those presented by the regulator in February, when, even without the  Coronavirus pandemic effects, Brazil lost 90,700 subscribers, and ended [...]