Algar Telecom exits cable and DTH markets

The Brazilian telecommunications company Algar Telecom is expected to announce soon that it will discontinue its DTH and cable TV operations, according to what the specialized website Telaviva reported. The company has ran an agreement with Sky to take over the customers who want to migrate to a new TV service.

Telaviva reports that, according to Algar, ‘from this month 17th, DTH and cable technologies will no longer be marketed, and current customers will be informed about the exclusion of the services from our pay TV offer. Customers will be contacted to know Sky packages and evaluate a possible adhesion’. 

Algar Telecom today concentrates less than 0.5% of the Brazilian pay TV market, but was one of the first that entered that area, during the 1990s. Telaviva also reported that Algar expects to contact and inform its customers about the agreement with Sky by the end of August 2020.