06/20/2012

Paid TV

 

This page: Pay TV services, Regulation, Authorization and Attendance.

 


Paid TV Services

 

The Pay TV services provide video and/or audio signals to subscribers. They are provided in 4 technology modalities/king of authorization:

  • Cable TV, the signals are provided through physical devices (coaxial cable and optical fiber).
  • MMDS (Multimedia Distribution System), the distribution of signals use radio frequencies in the microwave band (2500 to 2680 MHz).
  • DTH (Direct To Home), the distribution of signals to subscribers is provide through satellite.
  • Pay TV (TVA), the distribution of signals use only one radio frequency channel UHF.

Cable TV is stablished by the Law 8,977 (Law of Cable TV) stablishes different services from others Pay TV services. At least 51% of the social capital must be hold by national companies controlled by brazilian citizens.

 

On 11/25/10, Anatel approved a new Plan for cable TV service, ending the limitation of the number of competitors and with the necessity of carring out auctions to gett a license.

 

The price of the authorization will be similar to the administrative cost of its assigment, as what heppens with the authorizations for fixed telephony service and multimedia communication service. The process will be ruled by specific regulation of the cable TV service to be created by Anatel.

 

Anatel ended also the restrictions, that existed in the Fixed Telephony Concession Contract, so fixed companies would be allowed to provice cable TV service.

 

On 09/12/2011, the Brazilian government sanctioned the Law number 12,485 (originated in the PL 116) which unifies and changes the rules fot the pay TV market in Brazil. The law ends the restriction to foreigner capital what didn't allow companies like Telefonica, Embratel and GVT to offer cable TV service.

 

After the approval of PLC 116, Brasil will start 2012 with a new competitive scenario with integrated operators offering also cable TV services.

 

 

Share of Pay TV Providers by Technology - 1Q12

 

 

Attendance

 

Cities where there are signed contrasts

 

  2008 2009 2010 2011 1Q12
Only MMDS
206 207 207 207 207
Only cable TV
150 149 149 149 149
MMDS and cable
111 109 109 109 109
Total
467 465 465 465 465
% Brazil
8.4% 8.4% 8.4% 8.4% 8.4%

Source: Anatel

* Milhões

 

 

54.8% of the Brazilian population and 65%.9% of the domiciles were provided with pay TV services in 1Q12.

 

 

 

Authorizations

Source: Anatel

 

Authorizations (signed contracts) *

 

Source: Anatel
2008
2009
2010 2011 1Q12
MMDS
82
81
81 81 81
Cable TV
266
262
262 261 261
TVA
25
25
25 25 25
DTH
14
13
13 14 14
Total
387
381
381 381 381

* Including in Operation and in Installation

 

 

Authorizations (signed contracts) in Operation

 

Source: Anatel
2008
2009
2010 2011 1Q12
MMDS
77
78
78 78 78
Cable TV
238
240
242 241 241
TVA
25
25
25 25 25
DTH
10
9
10 13 13
Total
350
352
355 357 357

 

The signed contracts are distributed between the total operators following presented, classified per technology.

 

Quantity of Providers

 

Source: Anatel
2008
2009
2010 2011 1Q12
MMDS
26
26
26 25 25
Cable TV
108
109
94 90 87
MMDS and Cable TV
3
3
3 3 3
DTH
14
13
13 14 14
TVA
22
22
22 22 22
MMDS and TVA
-
-
-   -
Total
173
173
161 154 154

 

Consult: Pay TV Providers Guide

 

 

Quality

 

Anatel approved on Jul/05 the plan of Pay TV quality goals with 10 indicators:

    • Index of Claims (IR),
    • Index of Service Installation (IIS),
    • Index of Service Desactivation (IDS),
    • Index of Answered Posts (ICR),
    • Index of Personal Attendance (IAP),
    • Index of Completed Calls (ICC),
    • Index of Attended Calls (ILA),

 

 

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