The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and service provider Romantis Brazil have started broadcasting the TV Difusora channel in the state of Maranhão in northeastern Brazil.
Delivering content is a big challenge in Brazil, which along with the two leading players is served by 6,000 ISP.
Latin American SVOD subscriptions are forecast to reach 51.10 million by 2024; almost double the 27.12 million recorded at end-2018.
More than half of internet users surveyed in the US, UK, Brazil, Japan and Germany watched video content out of their homes at least once a month, according to IHS Markit.
The number of pay-TV subscribers in Latin America is expected to reach 73.7 million at the end of 2017, which represents a rise of 3.4% compared to the year 2016.
Arianespace will orbit two satellites: SGDC for VisionaTecnologia Espacial on behalf of the Brazilian operator Telebras, and Koreasat-7 for the South Korean operator ktsat.
Brazil has made impressive progress in the rollout of Ultra HD services.
The Slovak IPTV designer and manufacturer Antik Technology has expanded its activities to Brazil.
SES has announced that ANATEL, the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency, has approved the NSS-806 satellite for use at the 48 degree West orbital position recently awarded at auction to SES.
Brazil’s commercial broadcaster Globo has embarked on a programme to migrate its subscribers to the international TV multiplatfom called CLOUDIO TV using OTT services.