ANACOM imposes restrictions on Meo

Portugal’s regulatory authority, ANACOM, has imposed reporting obligations on telco Meo – the operating name of Portugal Telecom – in relation to its provision of the country’s digital-terrestrial network. Under the new rules, Meo, now controlled by Numericable-SFR-owner Altice – will be required to provide detailed information on its website about DTT coverage and the […]

Portuguese multi-play number rise

The number of subscribers of bundled services in Portugal reached three million at the en d of March, up 2.6% quarter-on-quarter and 12% year-on-year, according to figures compiled by the country’s communications regulator. According to Anacom, 44.4% of bundled subscribers take a triple-play offering, while some 35.7% take five services from the same provider. Revenues […]

Dog TV unleashed in Portugal

Dog TV, a channel designed to entertain dogs that have been left at home alone, has rolled out in Portugal.  The network went live via the operators Nos, Meo and Vodafone last weekend, marking the channel’s second European launch in as many months after its recent expansion into France. DogTV costs €4.99 per month and […]

Portugal Telecom passes one million Meo Go downloads

Portugal Telecom has passed to one million download milestone for its Meo Go TV everywhere app. Meo Go is available in the Apple App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod, from Google Play for Android tablets and smartphones and from the Windows Store for computers, laptops and Windows phones. The app enables uers to watch […]

Portugal Telecom teams up with RTP and Hispasat for Ultra HD broadcast

Portugal Telecom/Meo has teamed up with public broadcaster RTP to deliver ultra HD coverage of the friendly World Cup warm-up match between Portugal and Greece in Lisbon tomorrow.   The coverage will the be first live UHD broadcast in the country. Spanish satellite operator Hispasat will provide satellite capacity for Meo on the Hispasat 1E […]

Portugal Telecom sees TV growth in tough market

Portugal Telecom’s Meo service saw residential and commercial pay TV subscribers rise 6.9% year-on-year and by 20,000 customers quarter-on-quarter to reach 1,334,000 at the end of March.  Portugal Telecom’s triple-play base increased by 37,000 in the quarter to March to reach 989,000, up 14.7% year-on-year. In the Portuguese residential market, the group had 1.168 million […]

Pay TV boost for Portugal Telecom, Brazil’s Oi refocuses offering

Portugal Telecom’s pay TV base grew by 7.5% in the course of 2013 to 1.315 million subscribers, while the company’s triple-play base increased by 14.3% to 952,000 – representing 45.8% of its customer base.  The company said its share of the Portuguese pay TV market grew from 39.2% in 2012 to 41.4% in 2013. Portuguese […]

Portugal Telecom extends Meo brand in quad-play drive

Portugal Telecom has decided to rebrand all its consumer services, including mobile, under the Meo brand that is already used for its fixed-line offerings. The move means the ending of the TMN brand for mobile services and the establishment of Meo as the company’s quad-play brand. Portugal Telecom said Meo was now established as a […]

Virgin Media signs up as UK ISP partner for PlayStation 4

Virgin Media is teaming up with Sony as the UK internet service provider (ISP) partner for PlayStation 4, which Sony announced yesterday would launch globally in November.  Sony said that alongside Virgin Media, it was introducing “VIP broadband” for the PS4 with a selection of other European partners, including Deutche Telekom in Germany, Orange in France, ONO in Spain and MEO in […]

Analysts welcome Portugal Telecom dividend cut and refinancing

Moody’s has welcomed Portugal Telecom’s decision to cut its dividend to shareholders by half and an extension of its refinancing agreement. The ratings agency said that both moves by the telco, which operates the Meo IPTV service, alleviate financial risk and support its effort to reduce debt. “Moody’s notes that the dividend cut and refinancing […]