Portuguese regulators consult on future of DTT

Portuguese telecom regulator ANACOM and media regulator the ERC have launched a public consultation on the future of the country’s digital-terrestrial network. The move follows a call by the country’s deputy minister responsible for media, Miguel Poiares Maduro for the DTT platform to be revitalised and for more content to be made available on it. […]

Fibre networks help Portuguese pay TV achieve modest growth

Portugal had about 3.17 million pay TV subscribers at the end of last year, up 1.6% on the previous year and up 0.3% on the previous quarter, according to regulator ANACOM.  According to the regulator, growth was driven by fibre network and XDSL providers, whose subscribers increased by 4.5% and 3.4% respectively quarter-on-quarter. Cable and […]

Portugal exceeding EU average for triple-play

The average penetration of multi-play packages in Portugal has now reached 49%, exceeding to EU average of 45%, according to communications regulator Anacom. Triple-play tops the Portuguese list of multi-play options, with a penetration rate of 29%, followed by double-play TV and phone packages with a penetration of 10%. Telephony and internet remain the most […]

Portuguese TV subscribers reach 3.13 million

There were 3.129 million subscribers to pay TV in Portugal at the end of the first quarter, up 7,000 or 0.2% on the previous quarter and 97,000 or 3.2% year-on-year, according to the country’s communications regulator. Portugal’s Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM) said that of these customers, 46.2% were cable TV subscribers, while DTH accounted […]