EchoStar, Vivendi Unit Eye Brazilian Pay TV Venture

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 7:31 PM EDT) -- EchoStar Corp. and Brazilian telecom GVT, a subsidiary of Vivendi SA, are in talks to launch a jointly run pay TV service in Brazil, the companies announced Tuesday.

GVT is already present in 140 Brazilian cities and expects the venture to let it tap into the growing Brazilian demand for TV infrastructure and content. Assuming the deal clears regulatory approval, the venture will launch in time for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic games.

"The objective is to offer a national service based on IPTV...
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