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AT&T gets a new unfavorable opinion in Brazil regarding the acquisition of Time Warner

The technical area of Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE, by its initials in Portuguese) has recommended rejecting the transaction by which the US telecommunications company AT&T intends to acquire Time Warner. Anyhow, the final decision of the agency will be made public after being reviewed by a counselor and by the court. The [...]

Brazil’s Globo will not negotiate its exclusive sports rights with the new OTT Sportflix

The Brazilian multimedia Globo denied, through a statement, any kind of negotiation or connection with the new OTT Sportflix. It assured that it owns exclusive transmission rights in Brazil, including the Internet, for the local soccer league, the soccer World Cup, the Olympic Games, among others, and it has not authorized the new sports service [...]

Vivo expands FTTH network in Brazil

Telefonica Brasil, which operates under the Vivo brand, has launched its FTTH network in three new cities in the interior of Sao Paulo and Pernambuco, where it will serve 87,000 households. Vivo offers speeds up to 300 mbps. Vivo said it launched its fiber network in Cosmópolis and Hortolândia, in the interior of São Paulo, [...]

Globosat to launch new kids channel in Brazil

Leading Brazilian pay TV programmer Globosat announced that it will add to its portfolio the new channel Gloobinho, which will be aimed at kids from 2 to 5 years old. It will be launched in October, initially through DTH operator SKY Brazil (AT&T). Recently, Gloob, Globosats first children’s channel, celebrated five years in the market with [...]

Brazils Simba signs distribution deal with Vivo

Simba, joint venture between Brazilian free-to-air TV channels Record TV, SBT and RedeTV, reached an agreement with Vivo (Telefonica) to offer the digital version of the three channels in the lineup of the pay TV operator. The stations were removed from the lineup of the main operators of the country after the analogue switch off [...]

Oi launches broadband offer with video content

Brazilian telecommunications company Oi has launched a new product – called Oi Total Play – that allows broadband customers to access the content of the digital platforms of Discovery, ESPN, FOX Networks Group Brazil (FNG), HBO, Sony and Viacom. The bundle also includes fixed telephony. The product is oriented to a new segment of broadband customers [...]

Brazil lost more than 136,000 pay TV subs in May

According to data provided by Brazilian regulator Anatel, the countrys pay TV base lost 136,787 subscribers (-0.73%) in May compared to previous month and recorded 18.64 million. In the last twelve months, the market lost 262,565 customers (-1.39%). Of the groups reported by the regulator, Oi showed the highest growth, both in May in the [...]

Twitter unveils sports strategy in Brazil

During an event in São Paulo, Twitter presented its sports strategy and reveled data confirming that sport is one of the main topics of conversation in the country. The social network said that 80% of Brazilians on Twitter are interested in sports. From the beginning of 2016 until June 2017, the platform recorded 217 million Tweets [...]