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After almost a year of slow recovery, Brazil’s pay-TV sector has shown a strong decline for second month in a row.

tv paga 26 april 2017According to the Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel), the market ended May 2017 with 18.64 million subscribers, over 135,000 less than the previous month, and a decrease of nearly one percentage point.

A similar fall was reported in April, when the market decreased by 0.9% after losing 170,000 subscribers.

In fact, these two months have been enough to negate the slight recovery achieved during the past year. Over the 12-month period, the market dropped more than 260,000 net subscribers (down 1.39%).

Regarding pay-TV operators, the figures support the trend highlighted over the past year. Only Oi, despite its financial troubles, is managing to increase its subscriber base, thanks to its fibre-based offering. In fact, fibre is the only distribution technology that is on the up, having grown by 16.7%.

América Móvil’s Claro and AT&T’s SKY show the strongest decline, while Telefónica has managed to reduce its losses.