National Telecomunications Agency (Anatel) announced that the total number of pay tv active contracts in Brazil rised to 17.6 millions, reflecting a disminution of 521.7 suscribers in 2018. It means a negative difference of 2.9%.
The four largest brazilian pay TV groups had 17.09 millions of active contracts in November 2018. Claro / NET accumulated 8.7 millions (49.3% of the total), followed by Sky, with 5.2 millions (29.8%). Oi owned 1.6 (9.1%) and Vivo managed 1.6 (9%). Oi was the only group which made an evolution in the last 12 month period, having more than 111.28 thousand contracts (7.4%).
In November 2018, the five federation units with the largest pay tv markets in Brazil were Sao Paulo with 6.5 million contracts (37%); Rio de Janeiro with 2.4 millions (5%); Minas Gerais with 1.5 millions (9%); Rio Grande do Soul with 1.2 millions (7.01%) and Parana with 815.02 thousand (4.6%).