Portugal Telecom launches 4K Ultra HD box

noticia_meo_4kPortugal Telecom has launched a new 4K Ultra HD set-top box and has unveiled plans to offer a wide range of 4K sport content as well as other 4K channels and on-demand content.

The Altice-owned operator, which provides services under the Meo brand, has launched the MEOBox4K, enabling its fibre cutomers to view a range of sports and lifestyle content, the operator said.

The box is based on a Broadcom chipset and has a 1TB hard drive. According to Meo chief technology officer Alexandre Fonseca, cited by local press, it is the first 4K box to be certified by Mediaroom, the Microsoft-originated operating system now owned by Ericsson that is used for the Meo service.

Meo said customers will also be able to access 4K content spanning nature, culture and other genres available via the Hispasat satellite position.

Meo customers will have access to a dedicated 4K channel to watch the Euro2016 football championship, including the opening match between France and Hungary, as well as the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, in 4K.

The operator will also offer the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid from Sport TV in 4K.

Meo is offering on-demand nature, fashion and other content on-demand via its fibre network.

To promote the service, the operator has teamed up with Samsung to enable its customers to purchase a new Samsung smart TV for €13.99 per month in an offer exclusively available to its customers.

The new box is available for €5.50 a month to fibre customers. New customers do not have to pay for the first two months.