Altice reportedly looking at sale of Portuguese operation

Troubled multinational telecom giant Altice is looking at a potential sale of its scandal-hit Portuguese operation as tries to reduce its debit pile, according to a report by French financial daily Les Echos. Altice’s Portuguese operation, which trades under the Meo brand, offers fixed and mobile telephony, internet access and pay TV, and owns fibre […]

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 […]

Altice Portugal CEO urges ‘focus on operation’ as corruption probe continues

The CEO of Altice Portugal has urged the company’s employees to carry on focusing on its operations and not to be distracted by the corruption enquiry that engulfed the operator over the weekend. Altice Portugal’s CEO, Ana Figueiredo, told employees to focus on continuing to executive the company’s business plan and improve its performance, according […]

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 […]

Altice Portugal makes last minute decision to renew DTT licence

Portuguese media reports suggest Altice Portugal wants to renew its DTT licence. Having been set a deadline of December 9th to decide, the company has told regulator Anacom that it would like to extend the licence, which it has held since 2008. According to news outlets Lusa and Dinheiro Vivo, an official source close to […]

Altice Portugal taps Media Distillery for EPG Correction Distilery

Service provider Altice Portugal has gone live with AI technology outfit Media Distillery’s EPG Correction Distillery product on its Meo IPTV and OTT services. The Media Distillery technology is designed to ensure accurate start-times and end-times to content for 1.5 million subscribers across the most popular TV channels on Meo, the consumer TV service brand of Altice […]

Travelxp lands on MEO in Portugal

Travel channel provider Travelxp 4K has struck a deal with Altice Portgual’s MEO, enabling it to expand its European footprint. Viewers in Portugal are now able to watch global travel programmes from their homes, thanks to MEO’s launch of Travelxp. The channel will be available in high definition for MEO subscribers on channel 124 for […]

MEO turns to Velocix for CDN tech

Altice Portugal-owned MEO has announced a partnership with video streaming tech supplier Velocix to expand its Apple TV and Android TV based video services. MEO is Portugal’s largest pay TV provider with more than 6 million customers. The operator will utilise Velocix’s CDN platform, along with its new software as a service recording management platform, […]

Meo launches new baby health channel for parents

Portuguese service provider Altice Portugal/Meo has launched a new à la carte health-themed channel aimed at parents of young children, sponsored by pharmacies group Farmácias Portugesas. Meo Bebé por Farmácias Portugesas will focus on information to support new parents. The content, edited by maternal health and obstetrics specialist Marília Pereira, is organised around four themes: […]

Dizi gets Portuguese distribution in MEO deal

Altice Portugal-owned operator MEO has announced a deal with SPI/FilmBox to introduce SPI’s premium drama brand Dizi to the country.  Dizi content will be offered both via linear channel and SVOD through the operator’s distribution networks in the basic package. The Timeless Dizi Channel will be available to MEO subscribers at channel 77 with Portuguese […]

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