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 […]

Quintuple-play takes first place in Portugal

Bundled offerings continue to increase in popularity in Portugal, with an additional 266,000 signing up for such services last year, with close to 40% now taking quad or quintuple-play services, according to regulator Anacom’s latest survey. There were 3.51 million subscribers to bundled offers in Portugal as at the end of 2016, up 8.2%, according […]

NOS closes in on million advanced TV subs

Portuguese pay TV group NOS had close to a million advanced TV subscribers at the end of 2016, out of a total pay TV base of 1.6 million. NOS had 983,000 Iris and UMA TV customers at the end of the year, up 13.6% year-on-year. Overall pay TV growth was 3.7%, with an acceleration of […]

Nos taps Tata Elxsi for RDK rollout

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos is tapping technology provider Tata Elxsi to deploy RDK-based TV services. Tata Group-owned Tata Elxsi is set to demonstrate its RDK technology at the RDK Americas Summit in Denver next week. Solutions on show will include RDK Prime, described by the company as a “next generation, ready to use application […]

NOS sees converged growth as advanced TV drives pay services

Portuguese pay TV operator NOS saw solid growth in its converged services base in the third quarter, recording 661,400 converged customers – representing 45% of its fixed-line base – up from 555,600 a year earlier. NOS added 11,800 pay TV customers in the quarter, including 10,700 among its fixed line subscribers. Fixed voice and broadband […]