Tag Archives: Seac Law

Anatel establishes that offering linear TV channels on the internet is not considered as pay TV

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has officially established that linear TV channels offered via streaming is not considered a pay TV offer, but rather a value-added service. For this reason, they should be excluded from the rules established by the SeAC Law (N°. 12,485; 2011), which regulates Pay TV offers in Brazil. Linearity in content [...]

Claro and Oi would launch linear pay TV offers if the Brazilian Telecommunications Law were modified

Executives from Claro (America Movil) and Oi reported that they would consider launching linear pay TV offers via OTT in case the Seac Law, which regulates linear pay TV offers in Brazil, were modified to also include OTT platforms. According to the specialized website TAVI Latam, the initiatives were reported by Claro and Ois Marketing [...]

Globoplay plans to include Globosat live channels on its catalog

As officially reported by the specialized Brazilian website TudoCelular, Globo plans to add Globosat channels, with linear and live programming, on its OTT Globoplay catalog through a new package, which will require an additional payment to the platform’s monthly subscription. The channels that can be part of the new Globoplay offer are GNT, SporTV (three [...]

Claro requests regulatory changes between pay TV and OTTs again in Brazil

Claro Brazil requested to make regulatory changes on the Conditional Access Service Law (SeAC Law), available in the country since 2011, in order to correct regulatory asymmetries between pay TV and OTTs. Fábio Andrade, Institutional Affairs VP at Claro Brazil, has recently took part of The future of pay TV regulation, conference developed by Brazilian [...]

Brazil approves Time Warner’s acquisition by AT&T

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) approved Time Warners (WarnerMedia) acquisition by AT&T. The decision was made in a tight vote, with three in favour and two against the operation. The Audiovisual Content Law (SeAC Law) does not allow a same company to produce content and distribute it in Brazil. There, AT&T owns Sky and Time [...]

Fox+ and Fox Premium D2C offer is also cancelled in Google Play and iTunes Store in Brazil

One day after the Disney+ launch in the US, Fox announced that its Fox+ and Fox Premium SVOD platforms will no longer be available 2DC in Google Play and iTunes Store in Brazil, starting today. The measure is added to the one announced in Mexico last week, where the company, owned by Disney since March, [...]

Anatel puts off decision on AT&T-Time Warner merger

The analysis on Time Warner and AT&T merger by the Brazilian regulator Anatel was postponed last August 22nd, as requested by advisor Moises Moreira. The decision was made to make a deeper review and resume the merger process between the companies on September 5th. At that meeting, an additional 120-day extension may be requested for [...]

Brazilian Justice cancels Anatel’s precautionary measure against Fox+

Judge Flávia de Macedo Nolasco granted a judicial appeal in favour of Fox, against the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) to cancel the offer of Fox+, the OTT that offer Fox linear channels in the direct to consumer model. According to Nolsacos judicial appeal, there are extreme doubts in the area and a deeper analysis [...]

Brazil discusses on VOD and pay TV regulations between 2019 and 2020

Brazilian National Film Agency (Ancine) published on the Oficial Union Newspaper the regulatory agenda of strategic issues that will be reviewed between 2019 and 2020. According to the entity, the document is a result from an internal  agencys areas and Brazilian society consulting process. The document foresees to regulate VOD segment, where it will focus [...]