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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, [...]

Anatel imposes a 180-day term on AT&T to sell Brazilian pay TV operations

National Telecommunications Agencys Competition Superintendence (Anatel) established a 180-day deadline for AT&T to sell its pay TV operations in Brazil for violating Conditional Access Law (Seac). Anatels Council will issue a final decision. The decision, which will not allow AT&T and Time Warners merger, was taken by Anatels department, that understood two years ago that [...]

Fox asks Anatel to file Claro’s lawsuit against Fox+

In response to the lawsuit made by Claro Brazil in Anatel, where it expressed that Fox + – under the name ‘Interactive Sport Plus’ violates the Conditional Access Law (Seac), Fox sent a document in defense of its OTT platform to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel). Document presented by the programmer states that the internet [...]