The American satellite TV operator DishTV will soon be available to Brazilians, says Folha de S.Paulo. The newspaper informs that Anatel is only waiting for the authorization request to start the activities.
It is speculated that the arrival of the operator, billionaire Charles Ergen, will reduce the prices of pay TV packages by up to 30%. Currently, the market is mainly dominated by Sky and Net, which together have around 70% of subscribers.
Before landing here, DishTV sought agreements to reduce its local investments. According to Folha, the negotiation with Telefnica revolved around a partnership in which the Spanish company would share 670 thousand subscribers that today receive TV and internet through microwave technology.
However, the agreement was rendered unfeasible after the 4G auction, held in June 2012. Winner of the dispute, Telefnica was forced to give up microwave licenses due to overlap, a practice prohibited by sector legislation.
Oi was also polled by the North American company, but the conversations do not evolve.
The arrival of Dish became possible thanks to Huges, a company also controlled by Ergen, winner of an auction by Anatel to launch satellite in the Brazilian space. At the time, the bid of R $ 145 million and a range of 3,500% removed Sky from the dispute.
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