Altice Portugal


Altice Portugal launches Disney-branded pop-up channel

Altice Portugal/Meo has added an exclusive Disney-branded pop-up channel to its line of TV services. Meo launched Disney Channel Forever to its schedule on Friday. The channel is set to run until September 17 and will be available free of charge to all Meo customers over ADSL, fibre, satellite and also the Meo Go multiscreen […]

Altice Portugal renews licence with TiVo

Pay TV service provider Altice Portugal has renewed its IP licence with technology outfit TiVo. Altice Portugal’s Meo platform deployed Microsoft Mediaroom – subsequently sold to Ericsson – to power its IPTV service. TiVo became involved in a legal dispute with the Portuguese operator last year, alleging it had failed to pay certain licensing fees […]

Altice Europe unveils TowerCo agreements

Telecom, cable and media giant Altice Europe’s French and Portuguese untis have agreed the sale of their transmission tower businesses for a total cash consideration of €2.5 billion to create what Altice says will become one of Europe’s largest tower businesses. Altice France has entered into an exclusivity agreement, and PT Portugal has reached an […]

Portuguese watchdog rejects Altice remedies for Media Capital deal

Portugal’s competition watchdog the Autoridade da Concorrência (AdC) has rejected remedies proposed by Altice to secure a green light for its planned acquisition of the country’s leading broadcast and media group, Media Capital. An AdC spokesman told Reuters that the decision was not definitive and that the door was open to Altice to propose further […]

Altice bounces back with subscriber gains

Altice France bounced back in operational terms in Q1, growing its base for the first time since Altice took control of SFR. The group added 71,000 net new customers compared with a loss of 35,000 for the same quarter last year. Altice France added 96,000 new fibre customers, boosted by higher additions and much reduced […]

Altice Portugal launches millennials-focused Meo By

Altice Portugal has launched a new à la carte TV service aimed at millennials, Meo By. The launch, which follows Altice’s revamp of its TV user interface a month ago, will provide customers with the ability to cancel or change their package after 30 days. According to Altice, the service is customisable, with subscribers able […]

Altice to appeal EC ‘gun-jumping’ fine on Portuguese acquisition

Altice has said it will appeal a decision by the European Commission to fine it €124.5 million for ‘gun jumping’ the regulatory green light to acquire PT Telecom in Portugal in June 2015. The EC ruled that Altice infringed the ‘prior notification obligation’ relating to mergers and acquisitions. The Commission said that Altice had made […]

Altice Portugal adds Globo to line-up

Altice Portugal has added leading Brazilian channel Globo to its Meo TV offering. The HD version of Globo will appear on Meo’s EPG in 10th position on the grid, and the channel will also be available in SD, free to all Meo customers on fibre, ADSL, satellite and via the Meo Go app. The addition […]

Portuguese watchdog: zero-rated offers break net neutrality rules

Portuguese regulator ANACOM has ordered the country’s main telecom operators to change their broadband offerings after ruling that a number of packages that ‘zero rate’ some applications break net neutrality rules. While the practice of zero rating – exempting applications such as video streaming services from broadband tariffs for example – is not illegal in […]

Portuguese watchdog opens in-depth investigation into Altice

Portuguese competition regulator the Autoridade da Concorrência (AdC) has opened an in-depth investigation into Altice’s planned acquisition of the country’s leading broadcaster and media group Media Capital. The AdC said that, based on the evidence gathered so far, there were strong indications that the deal will give rise “significant impediments” to competition in “several markets”, […]