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Consumer Behavior in Brazil: pay TV grows 11.31% in 2013 and reaches 18 million subscribers

The pay TV services in Brazil grew by 11.31% in 2013 over the previous year, reaching 18.02 million subscriptions in December. The industry data were released by the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency ( Anatel ). The agency estimates that, considering the average number of 3.2 persons per household released by IBGE, the pay TV sector closed the year 2013 serving approximately 57.6 million Brazilians […]

The pay TV services in Brazil grew by 11.31% in 2013 over the previous year, reaching 18.02 million subscriptions in December. The industry data were released by the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency ( Anatel ). The agency estimates that, considering the average number of 3.2 persons per household released by IBGE, the pay TV sector closed the year 2013 serving approximately 57.6 million Brazilians.

In December, the Net / Embratel group has remained at the forefront of the pay TV market, with a share of 53.61% (9.6 million hits). Then are Sky / Directv (29.81%), Oi (4.60%), GVT (3.76%) and Telefonica (3.30%). The segment also includes the group of companies with a share of less than 1% market like Viacabo, Algar, Nossa TV, TV Cidade, Jangadeiro and Cabo Servi├žos.

The Southeast is the region with the highest concentration of pay TV subscribers, with 11.11 million in December 2013. The second largest concentration is in the South, with 2.74 million hits. The list also records the Northeast, with 2.12 million subscribers, the Central-West, with 1.25 million, and the North with 785,000.

The pay TV services are provided with different technologies. The technological standard broadcast satellite (DTH) met in December, 61.75% of subscribers. The sector still uses cable technology, which accounted for 38.12% of signatures. Residual portion of the market are two other technologies, one uses the image transmission by microwave (MMDS) and the other for UHF band (TVA). Together the two together less than 1% of the subscribers served.

via G1 – Pay TV grows 11.31% in 2013 and reaches 18 million subscribers – News Technology and Games.

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Director of Design Strategy at SAP.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar has helped truly global companies in multiple continents create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

Itamar holds a MA in Design Practice from Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK), for which he received a Distinction Award for his thesis Creating Innovative Design Software Solutions within Collaborative/Distributed Design Environments.

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