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 […]

MEO teams up with SIC for gaming and esports app

Altice Europe-owned Portuguese service provider MEO has teamed up with Impresas-owned national commercial broadcaster SIC to launch an interactive app targeted at fans of gaming and esports. The ADVNCE TV app offers a range of programming including documentaries and live esports. The app is available to all MEO ADSL and MEO Fibra custoemrs equipped with […]

Lolly Kids launches on MEO in Portugal

Music performance-themed kids channel Lolly Kids has launched in Portugal on leading operator MEO’s television service. The channel, which features children aged between five and 17 singing, dancing and playing music, is exclusive to MEO in Portugal. The operator said that the launch reinformed its strategy of innovation and differentiation of MEO TV which includes […]

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’s Meo launches Android TV box

Altice Europe-owned Portuguese service provider Meo has launched an Android TV set-top box, enabling it to make the claim to be “the first market leader in the world” to offer both Apple TV and Android TV options to its subscribers. Meo said that the new Android TV box, developed jointly by Altice Labs – the […]

Altice confirms guidance after solid Q2 despite media decline

Altice Europe has managed to confirm its financial guidance for the full year after turning in a solid Q2 performance in the face of the impact on the coronavirus crisis which, among other things, saw its media revenues plummet due to the collapse of the advertising market and the suspension of sports. Revenue for the […]

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