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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 […]

Portugal’s Meo launches Android TV box

Altice Europe-owned Portuguese service provider Meo has launched an Android TV set-top box, enabling it to make the claim to be “the first market leader in the world” to offer both Apple TV and Android TV options to its subscribers. Meo said that the new Android TV box, developed jointly by Altice Labs – the […]

Eleven Sports adds UEFA Women’s Champions League final to Portuguese line-up

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports Portugal has secured the rights to broadcast the final rounds of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, starting with the quarter finals on August 21 and 22, across its OTT and linear platforms.  Eleven, which is currently broadcasting the men’s competition on home soil in Lisbon, will broadcast the women’s enjoy quarter-final […]

Altice confirms guidance after solid Q2 despite media decline

Altice Europe has managed to confirm its financial guidance for the full year after turning in a solid Q2 performance in the face of the impact on the coronavirus crisis which, among other things, saw its media revenues plummet due to the collapse of the advertising market and the suspension of sports. Revenue for the […]

NOS hit by COVID-19 but convergence progress continues

Portuguese service provider NOS saw a modest rise in pay TV numbers in the second quarter, adding 4,200 subscribers. Broadband numbers were up by 15,300 while mobile customers rose by 22,800. Subscribers to convergent and integrated bundles grew by 1,200,, further increasing their presence in the fixed access customer base to 61% by the end […]

Portugal pushes back DTT migration

Portugal has pushed back the migration of digital-terrestrial TV services to clear the 700MHz spectrum for 5G by nine days because of delays to essential work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Altice Portugal/Meo, which is responsible for the transition informed regulator ANACOM on July 10 that it needed to change the timetable to he unavailability […]

Nick+ launches in Portugal with Meo, AXN Now lands on NOS Play

Portuguese service providers Meo/Altice Portugal and NOS have added new offerings to their line-up of on-demand services. Meo has become the first Portuguese operator to add ViacomCBS’s Nick+ service to its line-up of premium offerings. Nick+, which kicks off with new series It’s Pony (É o Pónei) and features content including Paw Patrol (Patrulha Pata}, […]

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