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Over half of Portuguese broadband now fibre

Over half of Portuguese fixed broadband connections were via fibre by the end of 2019, according to data released by telecom regulator ANACOM. According to the watchdog’s statistics, 50.6% of fixed broadband connections were fibre at the end of last year, compared with 45.2% a year earlier. The number of connected lines increased by 297,000 […]

NOS sees improved growth in TV numbers

Portuguese service provider NOS saw its pay TV base increase by 7,300 in Q4, with growth in fixed-access pay TV customers of 8,700 offsetting a decline in DTH of 1,400. The rate of decline in the DTH base was itself an improvement. NOS said that it saw “tenuous signs of improvement” in its premium TV […]

NOS sees stronger take up of pay TV services

Portuguese service provider NOS saw stronger take up of pay TV services in the third quarter, with 14,200 net pay TV adds contributing to RGU growth of 39,700 overall. NOS said that fixed access growth more than offset the ongoing decline in its DTH satellite base. It said that fixed broadband grew in line with […]

NOS sees pick up in advanced TV but premium numbers drop

Portuguese pay TV operator NOS saw a pick-up in sign-ups to its advanced TV service UMA TV in the second quarter, and some recovery in overall TV numbers, but its premium sports offering saw subscriber numbers drop by 7.2% year-on-year. NOS said that UMA TV now represents 15% of its fixed TV base. The company […]

NOS launches multiscreen picture-in-picture

Portuguese pay TV provider NOS has launched multiscreen picture-in-picture mode, allowing users to view content while simultaneously accessing other applications and services. NOS has staked its claim to be the first operator in the market to offer picture-in-picture, with a second pop-up screen enabling users to access content from another app. NOS said that the […]

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 […]