NOS increases pay TV base and sees five-year record RGU growth

Portuguese pay TV providers and fixed-line service provider NOS has turned in a strong third quarter on the operational front, with an additional 146,900 RGUs enabling it to claim the greatest RGU growth in the telecom segment for the last five years. NOS also managed to grow its pay TV base, albeit modestly, with 12,100 […]

NOS turns to Metrological for premium apps

Portuguese pay TV operator NOS is to use the Metrological Application Platform to bring additional apps and OTT services to its TV subscribers. The Metrological Application Platform is already integrated across NOS’ advanced UMA set-top boxes but the pay TV operator will now use its unified TV App Store and back-office product suite to integrate […]

NOS passes subscription milestone

Portuguese pay TV operator and telecom service provider NOS has passed the milestone of 10 million revenue-generating units after a strong second quarter and first half. The company signed up 98,100 RGUs in the second quarter, taking its total over the 10 million mark, with a strong showing iin mobile net adds in particular. Pay […]

NOS claims first with self-installation launch

Portuguese service provider NOS has staked a claim to be the first operator in the country to provide self-installation of TV and broadband services. NOS is offering its customers the option to self-install its UMA TV, Apple TV, Power WiFi Plume and Giga Router services. Self-install is being sold as a convenient option that allows […]

NOS deploys Media Distillery’s UX-enhancing tech

NOS has announced a deal with Amsterdam-based AI tech provider Media Distillery. The partnership will see the Portuguese cable operator employ Media Distillery’s Deep Content Understanding tech which promises to enhance its user experience via the creation of a ‘linear on demand’ viewing experience. Media Distillery says that its platform can analyse video content in […]

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 […]

NOS sees pay TV base edge up as convergence growth continues

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator NOS saw its pay TV revenue-generating unit base edge up to 1.656 million at the end of the third quarter, up 1.5% year-on-year, with growth in fixed convergent customers among its base rising by 5.8% to account for 61.3% of its overall fixed base. However, NOS also saw fixed-line […]

NOS hit by COVID-19 but convergence progress continues

Portuguese service provider NOS saw a modest rise in pay TV numbers in the second quarter, adding 4,200 subscribers. Broadband numbers were up by 15,300 while mobile customers rose by 22,800. Subscribers to convergent and integrated bundles grew by 1,200,, further increasing their presence in the fixed access customer base to 61% by the end […]

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}, […]

Lisbon court ends freezing of Dos Santos stake in NOS

Lisbon’s central criminal investigation court has lifted an injunction preventing controversial Angolan businesswoman and exiled ex-president’s daughter Isabel Dos Santos from exercising voting rights as a major shareholder in leading Portuguese pay TV provider NOS. In April the court froze Dos Santos’s assets, including the half share she holds in ZOPT, a holding company jointly […]

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