Portugal


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 […]

Vodafone Portugal and TVI in holographic 5G first

Vodafone Portugal and Portuguese public broadcaster TVI have teamed up to transmit a holographic broadcast over 5G, which Vodafone described as “an unprecedented milestone for our country”. A live broadcast of TVI’s Jornal das 8presented by José Alberto Carvalho was transmitted from TVI’s studio via the Vodafone 5G network to the Vodafone Paredes de Coura […]

Portuguese-language trio of channels joins Post Luxembourg line-up

Lusophone TV channels RTP3, Sic Noticias and Globo International have joined Post Luxembourg’s growing TV platform as part of its Entertain Me package. The three Portuguese-language channels separately reached agreement with Post Luxembourg to launch their programming and expand their reach to PostTV subscribers, according to the telco. RTP3 is a Portuguese 24-hour news channel […]

NOS sees pick up in advanced TV but premium numbers drop

Portuguese pay TV operator NOS saw a pick-up in sign-ups to its advanced TV service UMA TV in the second quarter, and some recovery in overall TV numbers, but its premium sports offering saw subscriber numbers drop by 7.2% year-on-year. NOS said that UMA TV now represents 15% of its fixed TV base. The company […]

Vodafone Portugal launches new TV UX

Vodafone Portugal has launched a new advanced TV service featuring intelligent voice search, something they claim as a first for the Portuguese market, and a dedicated kids portal. The company said that the new interface includes an intelligent voice-driven search engine that uses natural language recognition and combines a number of search criteria including the […]

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