Altice Portugal

Altice Portugal taps Media Distillery for EPG Correction Distilery

Service provider Altice Portugal has gone live with AI technology outfit Media Distillery’s EPG Correction Distillery product on its Meo IPTV and OTT services. The Media Distillery technology is designed to ensure accurate start-times and end-times to content for 1.5 million subscribers across the most popular TV channels on Meo, the consumer TV service brand of Altice […]

Travelxp lands on MEO in Portugal

Travel channel provider Travelxp 4K has struck a deal with Altice Portgual’s MEO, enabling it to expand its European footprint. Viewers in Portugal are now able to watch global travel programmes from their homes, thanks to MEO’s launch of Travelxp. The channel will be available in high definition for MEO subscribers on channel 124 for […]

MEO turns to Velocix for CDN tech

Altice Portugal-owned MEO has announced a partnership with video streaming tech supplier Velocix to expand its Apple TV and Android TV based video services. MEO is Portugal’s largest pay TV provider with more than 6 million customers. The operator will utilise Velocix’s CDN platform, along with its new software as a service recording management platform, […]

Altice revamps senior management line-up

Altice has made a series of senior management changes, promoting Altice Portugal CEO Alexandre Fonseca to co-CEO of Altice Group alongside finance chief Malo Corbin and technology and development head David Drahi. Altice Group will now have three co-CEOs – Fonseca, who will be charged with coordinating the operations across different countries; Corbin, responsible for […]

Meo launches new baby health channel for parents

Portuguese service provider Altice Portugal/Meo has launched a new à la carte health-themed channel aimed at parents of young children, sponsored by pharmacies group Farmácias Portugesas. Meo Bebé por Farmácias Portugesas will focus on information to support new parents. The content, edited by maternal health and obstetrics specialist Marília Pereira, is organised around four themes: […]

Portugal’s Meo launches Android TV box

Altice Europe-owned Portuguese service provider Meo has launched an Android TV set-top box, enabling it to make the claim to be “the first market leader in the world” to offer both Apple TV and Android TV options to its subscribers. Meo said that the new Android TV box, developed jointly by Altice Labs – the […]

Nick+ launches in Portugal with Meo, AXN Now lands on NOS Play

Portuguese service providers Meo/Altice Portugal and NOS have added new offerings to their line-up of on-demand services. Meo has become the first Portuguese operator to add ViacomCBS’s Nick+ service to its line-up of premium offerings. Nick+, which kicks off with new series It’s Pony (É o Pónei) and features content including Paw Patrol (Patrulha Pata}, […]

Altice Europe turns in solid Q1 performance

Altice Europe has turned in what founder Patrick Drahi was able to describe as “a solid performance…against this challenging backdrop” in the quarter to March. The company saw its revenues grow by 3.6% or 3.1% on a constant currency basis to €3.5 billion. EBITDA was up by 1% to €1.3 billion. Revenue was up in […]

Altice Europe unveils new Portuguese fibre wholesaler

Altice Europe has unveiled the creation of Fastfiber, the fibre wholesale outfit for Portugal formerly known as Altice Portugal FTTH. The launch of the newly branded company follows the December 2019 acquisition by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners’ of a 49.99% stake in the fibre unit. Altice says that Fastfiber is by far the largest FTTH […]

Altice Portugal slams ANACOM 700MHz clearance schedule

Altice Portugal has slammed local regulator ANACOM’s plans for clearance of the 700MHz band currently used for digital-terrestrial broadcasting. Describing the timetable presented by the regulator as “unrealistic and impossible to meet”, the operator said that ANACOM had disregarded the need to carry out technical work ahead of the rollout of new transmitters.  Altice Portugal […]

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