Advanced Television

Sky Brazil’s 750,000 HD subs

November 21, 2011

By Chris Forrester

Bruce Churchill, president of DirecTV Latin America, said its Sky Brazil subsidiary (93 per cent owned) has some 750,000 HDTV subscribers as at September 30.

Sky Brazil’s total subs base now stands at 3.45 million subscribers. Its HDTV numbers account for 21.71 per cent of the total. Sky Brazil currently offers 39 high-def channels, plus 29 Pay-TV channels and some additional 10 free-to-air channels incorporated by means of a free-to-air tuner.

Churchill stated that, in Brazil, the sale of advanced TV products, which include HD and DVR devices, more than doubled over the previous year.

DirecTV Latin America owns 93 per cent of Sky Brazil, 41 per cent of Sky Mexico and 100 per cent of DirecTV’s PanAmericana offering which reaches Argentina, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Uruguay.

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