Brazil’s telecom regulator investigates the status of internet (OTT) transmissions (Claro S.A. v Fox)
Preliminary suspension of “live” channel transmissions via the Fox+ subscription app has started a fascinating legal debate in Brazil.
On June 13 this year, the Brazilian Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) ruled that “linear” channel transmissions over the internet should be subjected to the same regulatory framework as Pay TV companies. As a result of the decision, the Fox+ subscription app was temporarily suspended. It is the first decision by ANATEL in a case brought by Claro S.A. (a Pay TV operator) who is challenging the legality of the Fox+ application in its current form of providing linear content directly to consumers.
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