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Altice’s MEO faces €117,500 sanction

Altice Portugal-owned pay TV provider MEO has been handed a second fine of €117,500 from Portuguese media regulator Anacom for failing to comply with rules regarding the construction, access and installation of networks and electronic communications. According to Anacom, the company faces up to four offences which include using the telecommunications infrastructure already installed in […]

MEO faces €2.46 million fine

Altice Portugal-owned service provider MEO has been hit with a €2.46 million fine imposed by Portuguese media regulator, Anacom. The media regulator found MEO had violated the rules applicable to the termination of contracts on the initiative of subscribers. According to Anacom, MEO did not provide subscribers the termination form that it is obliged to […]

Anacom data shows Portugal’s DTT sector is holding up well

Portuguese media regulator Anacom has issued a new year report in which it says subscription TV signal distribution remains the main way that Portuguese families access TV (87.9%). However, it also presented an upbeat picture for DTT, which was used by 38.6% of homes in 2022 to access major channels free of charge. Factoring in second […]

Portuguese pay TV market sees slight growth

Despite a global trend towards cord-cutting, the pay TV market in Portugal grew in the first quarter of the year. According to Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM), 94% of households in the country had a pay TV service in Q1 2022, up 0.4% year-over-year. The total number of pay TV subscriptions was up 126,000 (3%) […]

Pay TV growth in Portugal

The number of pay TV subscribers in Portugal has increased, despite cord-cutting trends across Europe. According to regulator ANACOM, 94.2% of households in the country subscribed to pay TV services in H1 2021. This was up 5% year-over-year. Overall, there were 4.3 million subscribers to subscription TV signal distribution service, up 147 thousand subscribers (+3.5%) […]

Portuguese pay TV sector benefits from fibre offers

Portugal’s pay TV sector experienced a marginal increase to its subscriber base in Q1 2021. According to ANACOM, there were 4.3 million subscribers to subscription TV services in Portugal at the end of Q1. This is up 153,000 (3.7%) from the same period in 2020. The report notes that the growth could largely be attributed […]

Nine in 10 Portuguese homes subscribe to pay TV services

Almost the eternity of Portugal subscribes to a pay TV service, according to the country’s communications regulator Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM). A new report from the regulator found that, in Q3 2020, nine out of every 10 households were receiving TV via a subscription. This represents a growth of 3.6% year-over-year. The number of […]

Portugal pay TV industry sees growth

The pay TV industry in Portugal has seen modest growth of 4.1% in the first half of 2020, bucking an international cord-cutting trend. According to Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM), the country’s national regulatory authority for the communications sector, 89.3% of Portuguese households have a pay TV subscription, up 3.3% in the same period of […]

Portugal pushes back DTT migration

Portugal has pushed back the migration of digital-terrestrial TV services to clear the 700MHz spectrum for 5G by nine days because of delays to essential work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Altice Portugal/Meo, which is responsible for the transition informed regulator ANACOM on July 10 that it needed to change the timetable to he unavailability […]

Portugal sees biggest pay TV subscriber growth in four years

Pay TV subscribers in Portugal increased by 160,000 in Q1 2020, the strongest year-over-year growth for the country since 2016. According to Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (Anacom) – Portugal’s national regulatory authority for the communications sector – there were 4.1 million subscribers by the end of March. This translates to 89% of households in the […]

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