WarnerMedia names new manager for Italy, Spain and Portugal

WarnerMedia has promoted Thomas J. Ciampa to take over from Barbara Salabè as country manager for Italy, Spain and Portugal, when she exits at the end of the month. Salabè, the current president and country manager for those regions, is stepping down from her position after more than a decade in senior leadership roles at the company. Ciampa […]

Eleven Portugal on course to break even with 300,000 subscribers

Eleven Portugal is reportedly close to 300,000 subscribers, with the broadcaster confident of breaking even during the 2021-22 season. According to SportBusiness, the broadcaster is targeting Portugal’s domestic top flight football league – Primeira Liga – to complement its existing portfolio which includes the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and English Premier League (the latter […]

Dreamia taps Kaltura for Panda+ streaming service

Portuguese thematic channel provider Dreamia has chosen tech outfit Kaltura to deliver an end-to-end multiscreen streaming service platform. Dreamia’s kids’ SVOD OTT service Panda+ went live this week, powered by the Kaltura TV Platform, complemented by front end and UI provided by the same company. Panda+ is available exclusively for Portugal’s telecommunications operators to offer to […]

NOS increases pay TV base and sees five-year record RGU growth

Portuguese pay TV providers and fixed-line service provider NOS has turned in a strong third quarter on the operational front, with an additional 146,900 RGUs enabling it to claim the greatest RGU growth in the telecom segment for the last five years. NOS also managed to grow its pay TV base, albeit modestly, with 12,100 […]

AVOD service rlaxx TV launches in France, Spain and Portugal

Germany-based free ad-based video-on-demand service rlaxx TV has launched its offering in France, Spain, and Portugal. The three new markets join the previously announced availability in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the UK.  rlaxx TV, featuring linear as well as AVOD catalogues, includes features such as stop, fast-forward or rewind and provides access to a range premium […]

NOS passes subscription milestone

Portuguese pay TV operator and telecom service provider NOS has passed the milestone of 10 million revenue-generating units after a strong second quarter and first half. The company signed up 98,100 RGUs in the second quarter, taking its total over the 10 million mark, with a strong showing iin mobile net adds in particular. Pay […]

Lolly Kids launches on MEO in Portugal

Music performance-themed kids channel Lolly Kids has launched in Portugal on leading operator MEO’s television service. The channel, which features children aged between five and 17 singing, dancing and playing music, is exclusive to MEO in Portugal. The operator said that the launch reinformed its strategy of innovation and differentiation of MEO TV which includes […]

Nine in 10 Portuguese homes subscribe to pay TV services

Almost the eternity of Portugal subscribes to a pay TV service, according to the country’s communications regulator Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM). A new report from the regulator found that, in Q3 2020, nine out of every 10 households were receiving TV via a subscription. This represents a growth of 3.6% year-over-year. The number of […]

NOS sees pay TV base edge up as convergence growth continues

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator NOS saw its pay TV revenue-generating unit base edge up to 1.656 million at the end of the third quarter, up 1.5% year-on-year, with growth in fixed convergent customers among its base rising by 5.8% to account for 61.3% of its overall fixed base. However, NOS also saw fixed-line […]

Portugal pay TV industry sees growth

The pay TV industry in Portugal has seen modest growth of 4.1% in the first half of 2020, bucking an international cord-cutting trend. According to Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM), the country’s national regulatory authority for the communications sector, 89.3% of Portuguese households have a pay TV subscription, up 3.3% in the same period of […]

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