Eleven Sports secures distribution with all operators in Portugal

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has now secured distribution deals with all four major TV operators in Portugal. The latest agreements meant that Eleven Sports will be available for subscription on TV platforms in 3.9 million homes, achieving 100% Pay TV distribution in the country. Eleven has struck deals with Altice, NOS and Vodafone alongside its original launch partner in the country Nowo. […]

NOS signs up Nagra for anti-piracy drive

Portuguese pay TV provider NOS has signed up content security and TV technology specialist Nagra to help it combat broadcast and streaming piracy of Benfica soccer league matches. NOS, which owns the rights to Benfica games and the distribution rights for the Benfica TV channel, will tap Nagra’s Anti-Piracy Services unit to fight control-word sharing […]

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 […]

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