In Brazil, the first territory launched in October 1996, the service recently increased its channels available from 45 to 140. A further increase in subscribers is anticipated since NetSat, the partnership through which Sky operates in Brazil, holds the exclusive DTH broadcast rights to the Brazilian Soccer Championships through next year. NetSat offers telecasts of 10 of the 12 weekly games to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis.
The service launched in Mexico just over a year ago and Sky Colombia went live in December 1997.
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