Altice Portugal


Eleven Sports secures distribution with all operators in Portugal

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has now secured distribution deals with all four major TV operators in Portugal. The latest agreements meant that Eleven Sports will be available for subscription on TV platforms in 3.9 million homes, achieving 100% Pay TV distribution in the country. Eleven has struck deals with Altice, NOS and Vodafone alongside its original launch partner in the country Nowo. […]

Altice Europe ‘planning sale of stake in Portuguese network’

Altice Europe is planning to sell a stake in its Portuguese high-speed fibre network following a similar sale in France, according to Reuters. According to the news agency, citing unnamed sources, an auction process is expected to be launched within two weeks. Reuters reports that Altice Europe has hired investment bank Lazard to advise on […]

Meo adds French channels to programming line-up

Altice Europe-owned Portuguese service provider Meo has added French public broadcaster France Télévisions’ main domestic channels to its TV offering. Meo has added France 2, France 3 and France 5 in HD to its line-up of channels. The three channels are now available to Meo ADSL and fibre customers in the France TV premium package, […]

Altice Portugal condemns regulator’s DTT price ruling

Altice Portugal reacted negatively after Portuguese regulator ANACOM ordered Altice-owned incumbent telco and transmission services provider Meo to cut the price it charges for the transport and transmission of digital-terrestrial TV signals by 15.16% following a public consultation. Altice said that the move was “unfair” and would have “a negative impact on the future of […]

Meo launches new series channel

Altice-owned Portugal Telecom/Meo has launched a new channel dedicated to drama. Meo Series will kick off with an exclusive airing of the full series of AXN Now crime show Mr Mercedes. The channel will offer a range of scripted content, including exclusive series and complete seasons of shows in 4K. Upcoming shows include The Good […]

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 […]

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