Parent Category: News | 05-08-2013
Tomorrow (6 August), the Brazilian association for subscription TV (ABTA) opens the doors to its trade show in Sao Paolo and will do so with a concrete message: to look for fair concurrence and equal opportunities for over-the-top (OTT) and pay-TV platforms.
The recent landing of Netflix in Brazil has triggered fierce competition between the OTT platform and other pay-TV operator's online services, such as Vivo Play (Telefónica), Sky Online and Clarovideo. According to ABTA, the OTT services don't have the same taxes and obligations as regular cable platforms.
The ABTA 2013 Expo & Conference will be held in the Transamérica Center in Sao Paolo until 8 August. The conference will centre on the future of pay-TV in Latin America, and in particular Brazil, where the customer base is expected to grow 17% this year.
Over 100 companies will exhibit products and new solutions during the three days of expo, in which representatives of Cablevision, Liberty Global, Globosat, Fox or Claro will discuss advertising, new networks and markets, and future technologies.