Nos shareholder Dos Santos bids for Portugal Telecom

Isabel dos Santos, the businesswoman daughter of long-serving Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos, and a major shareholder in Portuguese pay TV service provider Nos, has tabled a €1.211 billion bid for Portugal Telecom SGPS, the holding company that owns a minority stake in the merged Oi-Portugal Telecom.  The bid of €1.35 a share by […]

Nos advanced TV taken by three in four multi-play subs

Portuguese service provider Nos’s advanced TV service, Iris, is now taken by over three-quarters of its triple and quad-play subscribers. Nos – formerly Zon Multimédia – reported that an additional 71,900 subscribers signed up for Iris during the third quarter, taking it to 76.6% of the operator’s triple and quad-play base, up from 48% a […]

Portugal’s Nos adds YouTube to Iris offering

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos, formerly known as Zon Multimédia, has launched a YouTube app for its advanced TV service. Nos subscribers with the Iris advanced TV interface will now be able to view YouTube videos on their TV in full-screen mode thorugh Iris.

Zon successor Nos sees converged offerings success

Portuguese operator Nos – the combined brand for Zon Multimédia and Optimus that was launched in May – saw its ‘convergent RGU’ fixed-line base almost double quarter-on-quarter to just over one million, up from 556,000 in March and 34,300 in December. Subscribers with Nos’s Iris advanced TV service grew by 62,700 in the last quarter […]

NOS signs news deal with Eutelsat and GlobeCast

Dutch broadcasting network NOS has signed a multi-year deal with content delivery firm GlobeCast and satellite operator Eutelsat for more satellite news gathering capacity.  NOS has taken dedicated capacity on the Eutelsat 12 West A satellite, which will support its planned upgrade to HD operations for its news facilities and trucks by the end of […]

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