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Nick Jr launches in Portugal

Viacom’s Nick Jr has launched in Portugal. The channel is carried exclusively on pay TV operator NOS’s platform. The launch will bring content including Petroleum Pete and Dora the Explorer to young NOS viewers. Nick Jr is targeted at two-to-six year olds. “This reinforcing of NOS’s offering for young viewers is another step towards providing […]

Portuguese regulator calls time on excessive fibre wholesale pricing

Portuguese regulator ANACOM has called for the government to force a reduction in prices charged by fibre network infrastructure operator Fibroglobal to service providers following complaints from NOS and Vodafone. ANACOM said that its analysis had shown that Fibroglobal, which operates fibre networks in central Portugal and the Azores, was charging substantially more for access […]

NOS teams up with Vodafone in Portuguese fibre deal

Portuguese network operators NOS and Vodafone Portugal have signed a deal to co-develop and share fibre infrastructure. The pair’s agreement covers the reciprocal sharing of dark fibre infrastructure covering about 2.6 million homes in the country. The pair’s agreement also extends to mobile infrastructure, with the pair set to share a minimum of 200 mobile […]

NOS selects Metrological for OTT app store

Portuguese cable operator NOS has partnered with Metrological to launch a cloud-based TV app store for its subscribers. NOS will use Metrological’s Application Platform, WPE (Web Platform for Embedded) browser and WPE cloud architecture to bolster its UMA personalised TV service. With the deal, subscribers will be able to access the app store and view […]

Pay TV grows in Portugal

The number of pay TV subscribers in Portugal reached 3.72 million at the end of the second quarter up 27,000 on the previous quarter, according to statistics compiled by regulator Anacom. The Portuguese pay TV subscribers total has grown by 3.5% year-on-year. Anacom said that growth in Pay TV was boosted by the take up […]

NOS renews sponsorship of Portuguese football

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator NOS has renewed is current exclusive sponsorship deal with the country’s football league for a further three years until the 2020-21 season. NOS has sponsored the league since 2015. Ana Paula Marques, executive board member of NOS, said that the deal would ensure that Portugal’s main football league would […]

NOS grows TV and multi-play base

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator NOS grew its base across all its services in the quarter to June, with revenue and profit also increasing. NOS grew its pay TV base by 2.5% over the year to June, ending with 1.613 million subscribers. The overall number grew over the quarter from 1.608 million, despite a […]

NOS launches new bundled offering for the young

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator NOS has launched a new bundle of services targeting young adults who have left home for the first time. The NOS Indie service includes 3GB of mobile data, a fixed internet connection, free access to social networking and messaging apps Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype and Viber outside […]

Altice in talks to buy Portugal’s Media Capital

Cable and telecom group Altice is in ‘exploratory discussions’ with Iberian media group Prisa to take over Portugal’s Media Capital. Confirming the talks following a request by the Portuguese Securities Market Commission, the Commissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários, Altice said that it was discussion the potential acquisition of Prisa’s stake in Media Capital. Lisbon-based […]

Fibre surpasses cable in Portugal

There are now more fibre broadband subscribers than cable in Portugal, according to the latest statistics published by regulator ANACOM. According to the communications watchdog, there were 3.42 million fixed broadband subscribers in the country at the end of the first quarter, up 44,000 on the previous three months. Fibre now accounts for 34% of […]