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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 […]

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 […]

Nick+ launches in Portugal with Meo, AXN Now lands on NOS Play

Portuguese service providers Meo/Altice Portugal and NOS have added new offerings to their line-up of on-demand services. Meo has become the first Portuguese operator to add ViacomCBS’s Nick+ service to its line-up of premium offerings. Nick+, which kicks off with new series It’s Pony (É o Pónei) and features content including Paw Patrol (Patrulha Pata}, […]

Pay TV continues to grow in Portugal, driven by FTTH

Pay TV is continuing to grow in Portugal, which saw a 4.1% rise in subscriber numbers in the year to March, taking total pay TV penetration to 89%. Numbers grew by 160,000 over the year to reach 4.1 million, according to statistics compiled by regulator ANACOM. Growth was primarily driven by bundled offerings over fibre-to-the-home […]

Altice Europe turns in solid Q1 performance

Altice Europe has turned in what founder Patrick Drahi was able to describe as “a solid performance…against this challenging backdrop” in the quarter to March. The company saw its revenues grow by 3.6% or 3.1% on a constant currency basis to €3.5 billion. EBITDA was up by 1% to €1.3 billion. Revenue was up in […]

Altice Europe unveils new Portuguese fibre wholesaler

Altice Europe has unveiled the creation of Fastfiber, the fibre wholesale outfit for Portugal formerly known as Altice Portugal FTTH. The launch of the newly branded company follows the December 2019 acquisition by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners’ of a 49.99% stake in the fibre unit. Altice says that Fastfiber is by far the largest FTTH […]

ViacomCBS extends Nickelodeon reach with Meo and Vodafone deals

ViacomCBS Networks International has struck new distribution agreements with Meo and Vodafone in Portugal to extend the reach of Nickelodeon and other ViacomCBS brands, as well as SVOD services, to more viewers across their respective platforms.  The agreements will bring Nickelodeon content to the platforms for the first time, enabling subscribers to view shows including SpongeBob SquarePants and Henry Danger. The newly added Nickelodeon linear channel, […]

Altice expects to ‘remain resilient’ after exceeding 2019 expectations

Service provider Altice Europe expects its cash-flow to “remain resilient” in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic after it ended 2019 on a high with revenue for the full year growing by 11.2% to €4.042 billion, an improvement on the 6.9% growth recorded in 2018. The company said its performance exceeded guidance it had given. […]

Over half of Portuguese broadband now fibre

Over half of Portuguese fixed broadband connections were via fibre by the end of 2019, according to data released by telecom regulator ANACOM. According to the watchdog’s statistics, 50.6% of fixed broadband connections were fibre at the end of last year, compared with 45.2% a year earlier. The number of connected lines increased by 297,000 […]

Portuguese regulator suspends 700MHz clearance on Coronavirus fears

Portuguese telecom regulator ANACOM has suspended the migration of the country’s digital-terrestrial network to make way for 5G telecom service over the Coronavirus threat. The move comes after consultation between the regulator and telecom operator Meo, which is responsible for the technical implementation of the migration of the service, clearing the 700MHz band to make […]