Portugal


Eleven Sports picks up Portuguese and Polish rights to Spanish Super Cup

International sports network Eleven Sports has picked up rights to this week’s controversial Spanish Super Cup for Poland and Portugal. Eleven Sports will bring live, exclusive and coverage of the competition to the countries.  The tournament will see Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia compete in the 62,000-capacity King Abdullah Sports City stadium in […]

Altice Europe sells Portuguese tower stake to Cellnex for €200m

Cable and telecom giant Altice Europe’s Portuguese unit Meo has sold its 25% stake in cellular tower company Omtel to Cellnex for €200 million as the first step in the independent Spanish tower company taking complete control of Omtel. Altice sold a majority stake in Omtel to a consortium led by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners […]

Altice Portugal slams ANACOM 700MHz clearance schedule

Altice Portugal has slammed local regulator ANACOM’s plans for clearance of the 700MHz band currently used for digital-terrestrial broadcasting. Describing the timetable presented by the regulator as “unrealistic and impossible to meet”, the operator said that ANACOM had disregarded the need to carry out technical work ahead of the rollout of new transmitters.  Altice Portugal […]

Altice Europe turns in better-than-expected Q3

Altice Europe has turned in better than expected results for the third quarter, with revenue up by 6.9% and adjusted EBITDA rising by 8.8% on the back of an improved performance at Altice France.  Altice France grew its residential base by 41,000 customers, with its fibre customer base increasing by 59,000 taking fibre penetration to […]

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 […]

ANACOM unveils revised 700MHz clearance plan

Portuguese media regulator ANACOM has given some ground to telco Altice Portugal/Meo on the timetable for the clearance of the 700MHz spectrum for mobile applications in the country following a spat between the pair over the phasing of the project, but the outline of the change will remain the same. ANACOM said it had made […]

Altice in war of words with regulator over 5G plan

Altice Portugal is engaged in a dispute with media and telecom regulator ANACOM over the pace and phasing of the country’s transfer of 700MHz. band spectrum from broadcast to support its 5G mobile rollout. Following a visit by Altice Portugal president Alexandre Fonseca to Madeira, where he was critical of the watchdog’s approach to the […]

Altice Portugal signs new deal with SIC

Altice Portugal/Meo has signed a new distribution deal with Portuguese commercial broadcaster SIC. Altice Portugal said that the renewal of its agreement with SIC was an important step in the relationship between the companies, once again consolidating the quality of the offer of the best television content to customers of its Meo offering. SIC has experienced […]

Meo bundles sport and movies in promotional drive

Altice Portugal/Meo has announced detals of a new offering that will bundle sports, movies and series, and has added a set of new advanced TV features to its sports offering. The new bundle will combine Eleven Sports and Meo Filmes e Séries and is available for a promotional price of €9.99 to existing customers in […]

Portuguese watchdog sets out 700MHz migration timetable

Portuguese digital-terrestrial TV broadcasters will have to vacate the 700MHz band in a process that is set to begin in January and will take place over approximately six months, according to a timetable set by regulator ANACOM. ANACOM, like other European regulators, is clearing 700MHz spectrum to make way for 5G mobile services. The European […]

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