Brazilian pay TV loses 224 thousand subscribers in January

According to what Anatel reported regarding the first month 2020, Brazilian pay TV lost 224 thousand subscribers in January. This way, the pay TV subscribers base in the country now records 15.56 million customers, an amount similar to October 2012. All operators presented significant subscriber losses at the beginning of the year.

Claro, for example, recorded a  54 thousand subscribers loss during the month. Of that total, 50 thousand were cable customers, and the remaining 24 thousand, belonged to DTH. Despite the decrease in subscribers, the operator ended January with little less than 7.7 million subscribers, of which 1.2 million were from DTH and, the rest, from cable.

In the case of Sky, it had a 54 thousand subscribers loss during the month, and ended January with 4.63 million customers. Oi TV and Vivo TV (name under which Telefónica’s operations in Brazil are known) lost about 14.5 thousand customers each. With these figures, Oi’s subscriber base records around 1.3 million customers, while Vivo has just over 1.2 million. Anatel also reported that independent operators lost about 70 thousand subscribers during January.