Portugal Telecom

Cartoon Network Premium SVOD service to launch on Portugal’s Meo

Altice-owned Portuguese service provider PT Telecom/Meo has launched new subscription video-on-demand service from Turner, Cartoon Network Premium, on its TV service. The deal makes Meo the exclusive distributor of the service in the country. Cartoon Network Premium will offer over 100 episodes of popular Cartoon Network series including Teen Titan Go!, O Incrível Mundo de […]

Altice rejects EC ‘gun-jumping’ notice on PT Portugal

Altice has said it “does not agree” with a European Commission notice that the media and telecoms group may have ‘jumped the gun’ on approval of its purchase of Portugal Telecom by implementing the acquisition of the Portuguese telco before it had officially received a green light. The EU’s merger regulation requires that acquiring companies […]

Meo launches live TV ‘in VR environment’

Altice-owned Portuguese telecom operator Portugal Telecom/Meo has laid claim to have become the first operator in Europe to offer live TV channels in a virtual reality environment through Samsung Gear VR headsets powered by Oculus. Meo has launched the VR service as part of Meo Go, its multiscreen TV offering. The new MEo Go VR […]

Meo adds MTV Live HD

Altice-owned Portuguese service provider Portugal Telecom/Meo has added MTV Live HD to its TV programming line-up. The channel will be available via Meo channel 141 for ADSL and fibre clients who take the TV service with a MEObox set-top, MTV Live HD features music videos, live performances, major music festivals including the Isle of MTV […]

Portugal’s Meo adds Machinima SVOD to offering

Altice-owned Portuguese telco Portugal Telecom/Meo is to make a local TV version of gaming-focused YouTube multichannel network Machinima available to its TV subscribers. The dedicated TV subscription video-on-demand sservice will make about 200 episodes of Machinima content available, covering the world of eSports. The service will feature flagship Machinima original productions including Street Fighter, the […]

Management change for Portugal Telecom

Altice has named Paulo Neves, Portugal Telecom’s CEO, as president of the board of the Portuguese unit in addition to his current role. Neves will now serve as president and CEO of the company. Armando Pereira, PT’s current president and co-founder of Altice, will now join the Advisory Council of the Altice Group. The company […]

Altice moves to ease debt burden

Cable and telecoms group Altice has secured two loans from amounting to just over US$3.8 billion to refinance its existing debt. The company, which owns SFR in France as well as asset including Portugal Telecom, US cable operators Cablevision and Suddenlink and Hot in Israel, said it had successfully priced a US$2.5 billion eight year […]

SFR hits Altice results but US turns in strong performance

Altice Group second quarter financials were pulled down by continued subscriber, revenue and earnings losses at French unit SFR, despite a solid performance elsewhere, including its new US acquisitions. Total French revenues fell by 4.3% year-on-year to €2.781 billion, which included revenues from its new content and media assets. Adjusted EBITDA, like revenue, was hit […]

Meo to take stake in Sport TV following Vodafone deal

Following the deal between Vodafone Portugal, Nos and Olivedesportos earlier this week, Portugal Telecom/Meo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to take a stake in sports channel Sport TV as well. Portugal Telecom/Meo said any definitive agreement would be subject to a process of due diligence. It did not give details of the size of […]

New extreme sports channel on Meo

Portugal Telecom, which offers services under the Meo brand, has added extreme sports channel MCS Extreme to its programming line-up. The channel will bring content including coverage of the Red Bull X-Fighters, Red Bull Crashed Ice and Red Bull Air Race to Portuguese screens. Other content includes the summer and winter X-Games and skateboarding and […]