NexTV LatAm daily news reports that Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom (GVT) plans to start selling direct-to-home (DTH) services separately from its hybrid DTH-IPTV offer, which it is currently offering on a commercial basis in the country. It is understood that the carrier’s new DTH product will be ‘simpler and cheaper’, although it concedes that users will not be able to take advantage of interactive applications such as video-on-demand (VoD), YouTube, or its catch-up service ‘Outra Chance’. The basic package costs USD29.4 per month, including internet access and voice telephony, while the premium Ultra HD DTH plan costs USD42. GVT says that it is not dropping the hybrid offer totally, which will still be offered – albeit with the restriction that it will be limited to subscribers with a greater than 25Mbps connection. Hybrid packages cost between USD42.0 and USD56.7 per month.
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