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Monday, September 02, 2019

Economy and politics come together to change rules of the game on Brazilian pay TV

The conflict over Fox's linear channels and the approval of the purchase of Time Warner by AT&T, are the triggers of a regulatory framework that became obsolete faced with technology advancement.

Convergence of two apparently different situations, but which basically present common issues, has put the entire Brazilian television system in check, with strong political, economic and diplomatic pressures, and the urgent need to review some of the main aspects of the Ley del Servicio de Acceso Condicionado (SeAC) (Conditional Access Service Law) that regulates this activity.

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