Tag Archives: National Telecommunications Agency

Brazil bans OTT D2C Fox+

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) issued a precautionary measure in which it request Fox to restrict Fox+, its direct to final consumer OTT. The Brazilian regulator gave Foz a 30-day period to obey the measure and, in case of not responding to it, the channel will be forced to pay a daily USD 25,800 fine, [...]

Brazil moves towards against TV channels piracy

Last April 22nd, Brazilians National Film Agency (Ancine), National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) together with the Federal Police met with Carrefour supermarket networks authorities to request that the company remove Android TV Box Tx2 STBs, which were offered through Carrefours loudspeakers in a store located in San Pablo, highlighting that the device makes it possible to [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses almost 170 thousand subscribers in April

Pay TV in Brazil continues adding cancellations. According to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) of that country, during the last 12 month-period, the cancellations number recorded 899.36 thousand homes. This way, Brazil closed  April with 17.17 million subscribing homes, and 168.94 thousand cancellations related to March. According to figures from April 2019 published by Anatel, [...]

Law makes Brazilian pay TV operators to cancel subscriptions online

Brazilians President, Jair Bolsonaro, made Law N° 13,828 official, modifying Conditional Access Law (Seac)s article 33. The new legislation gives pay TV subscribers the possibility of canceling the subscription by telephone, through the internet or almost personally. The measure will become effective in June, but it was already active since 2014, also for fixed internet [...]

AT&T and Time Warner evaluate to remove pay TV channels in Brazil

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) and National Film Agency (Ancine) will have to decide in the second half of the year on the acquisition of Time Warner (today Warner Media) by AT&T. If the decision is that AT & T can not own HBO, Turner (TNT and CNN) and Sky at the same time, one [...]

TV Cultura to affiliate with two channels in Brazil

Brazilian channel TV Cultura has affiliated itself with  networks TV Maranhense -from Maranhãos state-, and TV Diversa, from Belo Horizonte, with the aim of expanding its national  reach. The channels records 1.6 and 1.4 million subscribers respectively. The agreement provides that, from last March 31st, TV Maranhense takes digital channel 17.1 and TV Diversa is [...]

Brazil continues losing pay TV subscribers

Brazilian pay TV market figures, released on March 27th by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), shows that it has ended February with 17,37 million active contracts. In the past 12 months, the largest subscriptions number recorded was at the Maranhão state, which raised its subscribers in a 29.46% (that is, 52.28 thousand new contracts). The [...]

Vivo Brazil’s plans can be modified from its website and app

Braziian Justice ordered telecommunications operator Vivo to allow its clients to change any of their plans through the website and the application of the company. It already offered the changing possibility through the Meu Vivo application, but subscribers could make the alteration only to change to a more expensive plan. Justice request was made last [...]

Argentina puts off analog blackout for 2021

Argentine Government ordered by decree to postpone the analog blackout for two years, originally scheduled for this year August 31st. Decree 173 delays the deadline for TV broadcasters to migrate to digital ones, and establishes the new analog blackout date for August 31st, 2021. As reported by the National Telecommunications Agency (Enacom), the deadline for [...]

Brazilian pay TV declines again in January

According to data provided by National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Brazilian pay TV recorded 17.5 million active contracts in January 2019. The number represents a 0.8% in comparison with December 2018, and rises to 3.6% compared to January last year. The only pay TV operator that showed growth between January 2018 and January 2019 was Oi, [...]