Anatel issues DTH pay-TV licence to Oi

17 Sep 2008

Brazil’s telecoms regulator Anatel has reportedly issued a DTH pay-TV licence to fixed line and mobile operator Oi (Telemar). The concession is understood to have cost around BRL470,000 (USD257,800) and the operator must launch services within twelve months, Telecompaper reports. Oi already offers CATV services in four cities in Minas Gerais state. In addition, Oi and Anatel are partnering to offer a free channel for the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Moreover, Oi will broadcast three channels – one covering the parliament, one the Senate and one the Supreme Court – to be included in consumer subscriber packages.

Brazil, Oi