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Brazil braced for EchoStar/GVT partnership

 

With an Olympics and a World Cup looming increasingly large, it’s little surprise that pay-TV operators are approaching Brazil as something of a land of opportunity, especially in the light of last week’s booming South American pay-TV access figures. The most recent Brazilian pay-TV development is that EchoStar Technologies and Vivendi subsidiary GVT’s discussing the possibility combining to offer a special joint service in the country.

 

Active in all fixed-line telecoms, high speed broadband services and pay-TV, GVT boasts that it controls the most modern fibre optic network in Brazil. Said to be the leading alternative telecoms operator in Brazil, its market position promises to be a useful credit to the joint venture, while EchoStar is looking to contribute its satellite and video technology expertise and its Brazilian licenses.

 

The prospective partnership would be head-quartered in Brazil itself and managed by Vivendi.

 

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