Sharp trim for Brazilian pay-TV sector | Media Analysis | Business
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The Brazilian pay-TV market saw a strong fall in April 2017, according to figures published by Anatel, which found a net decrease of over 170,000 subscribers during the month, down 0.9% on the previous month.

mando tv 16 june 2017Compared to 2016, the market has dropped nearly 150,000 subscribers (down 0.8%), despite the slight recovery experienced in March. The national telecom authority figures show that Brazil’s industry is still far from recovering after over two years of continued decline.

Oi continues to be the only operator among market leaders with steady growth. During April 2017, the company grew by 1.63%, closing the 12-month period with 187,000 net additions. Such growth is mainly due to IPTV and fibre - the only distribution technology whose subscriber base is on the up.

Most of the decline has once again been driven by América Móvil’s leading operaters (Claro and NET), which have lost nearly 350,000 subscribers since April 2016. Telefónica’s Vivo also ended the period with losses, of over 115,000 subs in the last 12 months.

Despite positive year-on-year figures, AT&T’s Sky saw a reduction of almost 50,000 subscribers during April 2017.

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