Eleven Sports to launch in Portugal on Nowo

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has struck a deal with Portuguese cable operator Nowo to debut its channels in the Portuguese market. Eleven’s deal with Nowo follows its announcement that it would launch in the country following its acquisition of rights to all matches from the Champions League and Spain’s La Liga for the Portuguese market. […]

Quintuple-play takes first place in Portugal

Bundled offerings continue to increase in popularity in Portugal, with an additional 266,000 signing up for such services last year, with close to 40% now taking quad or quintuple-play services, according to regulator Anacom’s latest survey. There were 3.51 million subscribers to bundled offers in Portugal as at the end of 2016, up 8.2%, according […]

Changes in Spain, Portugal in latest Netflix ISP Speed Index

Netflix noted a number of changes in the Spanish and Portuguese markets in its latest monthly Internet Service Provider Speed Index. The subscription video-on-demand giant said there was “a lot of momentum” in Spain during September. Vodafone rose two spots to take first place in the scale with an average monthly speed of 3.77 Mbps […]

Portugal’s Meo signs up for sports reciprocity deal

Portugal’s leading operator Portugal Telecom/Meo has joined the country’s other ISPs to agree a new deal designed to ensure reciprocity of sports rights across their various platforms. Altice-owned Portugal Telecom/Meo, Nos, Vodafone and Cabovisão have all agreed a deal whereby rights to broadcasts of sporting events and rights to channels covering sporting events, including football […]

Nos launches channel, strikes sports deal with Cabovisão

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator Nos has launched its own TV channel, which will house a mix of music, movies, sport, kids and special events content. Nos said that the channel, Canal Nos, would serve as a platform to showcase its innovation in new products and services. The channel will serve as the official […]

Pay TV penetration increases in Portugal, driven by fibre

Pay TV penetration in Portugal stood at 86.6% at the end of last year, up 4.1 percentage points on 2014, according to figures compiled by regulator Anacom. According to the regulator, Portugal had 3.52 million pay TV homes at the end of December, up 167,000 on the 2014 figure. Growth was led by fibre-based offerings, […]

Altice completes Cabovisão sale

Altice has completed the sale of Portuguese cable operator Cabovisão and business-focused telco Oni Telecom to funds led by Apax France. The sale was forced on Altice to secure regulatory approval for its €7.4 million acquisition of Portugal Telecom. Cabovisão is Portugal’s second largest cable operator after Nos and has about 200,000 subscribers out of […]

Four in five Portuguese homes now take multi-play service

Almost four in five Portuguese households took a multi-play service at the end of September, according to figures released by telecom regulator Anacom. According to the regulator, 78 out of 100 households took a multiple package at the end of the third quarter up from 71 a year earlier. Some 41.8% of homes took a […]

Altice sells Cabovisão to Apax France

Altice has agreed to sell its Portuguese cable subsidiary Cabovisão to private equity group Apax France in line with regulatory demands associated with its acquisition of Portugal Telecom. Altice will sell Cabovisão and business-to-business telco ONI to Apax France, the deal will be subject to regulatory review by the EC and Portuguese authorities. Perella Weinberg […]

Portuguese broadband growth driven by fibre

Growth in Portuguese broadband was driven by fibre connections in the first quarter of this year, with 50,000 net additions, according to figures compiled by regulator ANACOM. According to the regulator, ADSL still accounts for the largest portion of broadband users, at 37.4% of the total, but with a declining share. Cable accounts for 35.1% […]