Fibre takes pole position as TV access technology in Portugal

Fibre is now the principal way of accessing pay TV services in Portugal, with 1.47 million subscribers or 38.2% of the country’s total, according to regulator ANACOM. Cable comes second, with 1.34 million subscribers or 34.9% of the total, followed by DTH satellite with 13.6%. ADSL is now only used by 13.4% of pay TV […]

NOS sees recovery in fixed pay TV net adds

Portuguese pay TV and cable operator NOS saw a recovery in fixed pay TV net additions in a third quarter that proved broadly positive for the company, with revenues up 0.7% to €395 million but EBITDA rising by 3.5% to €156.2 million. NOS added 10,600 fixed TV customers in the quarter, its best performance since […]

NOS and Tata Elxsi launch ‘digital centre of excellence’

Portuguese operator NOS is partnering with India’s Tata Elxsi to launch a ‘digital centre of excellence’ that will focus on delivering next generation services. The centre will concentrate on “digital transformation initiatives” to enhance the subscriber experience and improve operational efficiency. It is working on building next generation broadband solutions by integrating technologies like WLAN […]

NOS launches kids app

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator NOS has launched a new kids app. The app, which will provide a “safe and friendly” environment for younger children to watch NOS programming, will initially be available for iOS and Android devices, with a web version to follow. NOS said the app would provide access to thousands of […]

Half of NOS subs taking convergence products as TV base grows

Almost half of Portuguese service provider NOS’s customers took a converged bundle at the end of the second quarter, with pay TV additions growing significantly in the three months to June. NOS’s total revenue-generating unit base grew by 2.6% to 9.499 million at the end of the quarter, with convergent services representing 49.3% of the […]

HBO could launch Portuguese OTT TV service

HBO is planning to launch a dedicated service in Portugal, according to a local press report. According to Dinheiro Vivo, the US subscription video-on-demand service is planning to launch a service in the country and is hiring staff for the project. HBO has been present in the Portuguese market since 2015 through a partnership with […]

Canal Digitaal teams up with pubcasters for 4K UHD World Cup

M7 Group-owned Dutch satellite pay TV platform Canal Digitaal is to air matches from the forthcoming football World Cup in 4K Ultra HD. M7 has struck an agreement with Dutch public broadcaster NPO/NOS to air matches from the competition, which takes place in Russia from June 14 until July 15, in 4K UHD. The World […]

NOS turns in modest Q1 results as TV numbers slip

Portuguese pay TV operator NOS turned in modest Q1 results, with flat year-on-year revenue growth and a modest increase in EBITDA driven by increases in mobile and broadband sales and growth in its converged customer base. On the downside the operator’s overall TV base declined slightly, with growth in fixed network TV customers failing to […]

NOS sees TV growth slow but hails success with convergence

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator NOS has seen solid take up of its converged fixed-mobile packages, which it said was driven by pay TV. However, growth in the operator’s TV base has slowed significantly in 2017. Close to half of the company’s customer base now take a convergent fixed-mobile offering. However, NOS grew its […]

Portuguese watchdog: zero-rated offers break net neutrality rules

Portuguese regulator ANACOM has ordered the country’s main telecom operators to change their broadband offerings after ruling that a number of packages that ‘zero rate’ some applications break net neutrality rules. While the practice of zero rating – exempting applications such as video streaming services from broadband tariffs for example – is not illegal in […]

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