Brazil pay TV subscribers down in 528k in 2Q 2019

Friday, August 2nd, 2019 
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According to Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel), the country’s pay TV subscriber base ended June 2019 at 16.71 million, down 528 thousand subscribers in the quarter and down 1.23 million versus one year before.

In the quarter, all technologies and operators lost subscribers, though FTTH is still up year-on-year and Oi TV has more subscribers than in June 2018.

Pay TV subscribers by technology

Technology     2018-03     2018-06     2018-09     2018-12     2019-03    2019-06      Δ QoQ       Δ YoY
----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  --------  ----------
ADSL2               74          74          74          74          64          64         0         -10
DTH          9,958,835   9,816,201   9,682,924   9,499,830   9,204,624   8,872,228  -332,396    -943,973
FTTH           506,173     588,682     661,946     616,573     765,530     701,070   -64,460     112,388
HDSL         7,537,214   7,535,587   7,485,454   7,397,640   7,267,104   7,135,999  -131,105    -399,588
MMDS               422         426         380         359         332         307       -25        -119
----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  --------  ----------
Total       18,002,718  17,940,970  17,830,778  17,514,476  17,237,654  16,709,668  -527,986  -1,231,302

Pay TV subscribers by operator

Group                    2018-03     2018-06     2018-09     2018-12     2019-03    2019-06      Δ QoQ       Δ YoY
--------------------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  --------  ----------
Algar (CTBC Telecom)      97,599      93,888      88,300      83,851      78,570      76,031    -2,539     -17,857
Cabo                      51,539      50,053      47,780      44,988      43,069      42,702      -367      -7,351
NossaTV                  123,898     122,736      48,162      46,223      44,775      42,843    -1,932     -79,893
Oi TV                  1,526,399   1,556,898   1,592,886   1,601,814   1,588,182   1,584,397    -3,785      27,499
Sky/AT&T               5,298,485   5,199,903   5,247,957   5,281,535   5,185,307   4,999,821  -185,486    -200,082
Telecom Americas       8,973,366   8,946,641   8,824,748   8,600,763   8,389,224   8,227,823  -161,401    -718,818
Telefônica             1,594,714   1,614,248   1,600,473   1,566,567   1,521,483   1,460,281   -61,202    -153,967
Others                   336,718     356,603     380,472     288,735     387,044     275,770  -111,274     -80,833
--------------------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  --------  ----------
Total                 18,002,718  17,940,970  17,830,778  17,514,476  17,237,654  16,709,668  -527,986  -1,231,302

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