Brazil


Brazilian DTH service BluTV launches on Eutelsat

Uberlândia, Minas Gerais-based Brazilian pay TV outfit 1Sat Telecomunicaçoes has launched a new DTH service, BluTV, dedicated to the Brazilian market, using capacity on the Eutelsat 65 West A satellite. BluTV’s basic offer will include over 100 Brazilian and international channels spanning films, series, sports, lifestyle, culture and news, broadcast in a mix of standard […]

Telefónica sees pay TV fall and OTT rise as it commits to full fibre coverage

Telefónica has posted Q2 numbers that saw its global pay TV base decline by 6% year-on-year to 8.243 million. The telco did however grow its OTT TV base, up 26% year-on-year to 1.4 million. Telefónica has meanwhile committed to 100% fibre network coverage of Spain by 2025.The commitment was made as part of a new […]

Netflix ‘Gay Jesus’ comedy ban overturned in Brazil

The Brazilian Supreme Court has overruled a Rio de Janeiro judge who ordered Netflix to take down The First Temptation of Christ – a controversial comedy that depicts Jesus as gay. The Brazilian Christmas special sparked outrage in the largely conservatively Christian nation, with more than two million people signing a petition calling for its […]

Starzplay launches as standalone service in UK, France, Germany, Brazil and Mexico

Lionsgate-backed cable channel Starz is rolling out a direct-to-consumer app in five countries, including the UK and France. The Starzplay app is also launching in Brazil, Germany and Mexico, and plans are in place to launch in 20 additional countries next year. To date, Starzplay has found distribution via platforms such as Apple TV and […]

Brazil drops 1.25 million pay TV subs YOY

Brazil has seen a steep decline of 1.23 million pay TV subscribers year-over-year. As collated by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel), the country’s pay TV subscriber base ended June with 16.71 million, down 528,000 from Q1. All distribution technologies took a hit in Q1, with DTH subscriptions affected the most. DTH subscribers dropped by […]

Nielsen expands measurement for YouTube app on mobile to 26 new countries

Nielsen has expanded its advertising measurement to YouTube’s mobile app. Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings for YouTube Mobile will be available in 26 new markets: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and […]

DAZN kicks off Brazilian service offering

Sports streaming disruptor DAZN has launched in Brazil. This is the ninth market that the London-based DAZN has entered since launching in August 2016 in Austria, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland. For a cost of R$37.90 (€8.50) per month, viewers in the Latin American nation are now able to live stream the service’s array of sports […]

DAZN launches in Spain, targets Brazil next

Sports streaming service DAZN launches today in Spain, with a line-up of content including English Premier League football and MotoGP motorcycle racing introduced at a press conference in Madrid attended by brand ambassadors including football manager Jose Mourinho and Brazlilan footballer Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. – the latter also named yesterday as a brand […]

Futuresource: Netflix ‘almost entirely’ driving SVOD spend in Brazil

Netflix has sparked a “major shift in premium entertainment consumption” in Brazil and is driving subscription video-on-demand revenues in the country, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm estimates that Netflix added more than 1.5 million Brazilian subscribers in 2018 to exceed 8.5 million, a similar estimated number to the UK – making these two […]

IHS Markit: Netflix and YouTube rank top among Brazilian viewers

Netflix and YouTube are consistently Brazilian internet users’ first choice of video services across all devices, according to IHS Markit. The research firm’s survey sample found that 28% of Brazilians  turn to Netflix first when looking for something to watch, followed by YouTube at 24%. Among pay TV households, fewer than 50% of Sky Brasil […]