NOS and Tata Elxsi launch ‘digital centre of excellence’

Portuguese operator NOS is partnering with India’s Tata Elxsi to launch a ‘digital centre of excellence’ that will focus on delivering next generation services. The centre will concentrate on “digital transformation initiatives” to enhance the subscriber experience and improve operational efficiency. It is working on building next generation broadband solutions by integrating technologies like WLAN […]

Eleven signs former Vodafone TV exec as Portugal chief

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has named Vodafone’s former head of TV Jorge Pavão de Sousa as managing director for Portugal. Pavão de Sousa will be responsible for further expanding Eleven’s growth in Portugal, where it recently launched in partnership with cable operator Nowo, including increasing revenues, developing strategic partnerships, and overseeing the platforms day to […]

Eleven Sports extends Portuguese Bundesliga deal

Eleven Sports has extended its Bundesliga rights deal in Portugal and will now broadcast live top-flight German football for three years from the 2018/19 season. The broadcaster previously announced a two-year Portuguese agreement with Bundesliga in June, which was due to start from the 2019/20 season. The new deal brings this start-date forward and adds […]

Altice Portugal launches Disney-branded pop-up channel

Altice Portugal/Meo has added an exclusive Disney-branded pop-up channel to its line of TV services. Meo launched Disney Channel Forever to its schedule on Friday. The channel is set to run until September 17 and will be available free of charge to all Meo customers over ADSL, fibre, satellite and also the Meo Go multiscreen […]

Altice Portugal renews licence with TiVo

Pay TV service provider Altice Portugal has renewed its IP licence with technology outfit TiVo. Altice Portugal’s Meo platform deployed Microsoft Mediaroom – subsequently sold to Ericsson – to power its IPTV service. TiVo became involved in a legal dispute with the Portuguese operator last year, alleging it had failed to pay certain licensing fees […]

Eleven Sports to stream live football on Facebook in Portugal

Eleven Sports claims it will be the first platform to live stream football on social media in Portugal, with the broadcast of the Trophée des Champions match between PSG and Monaco on Facebook this weekend. Eleven Sports said the move underlines its commitment to engage closely with fans by making premium content more accessible. It […]

NOS launches kids app

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator NOS has launched a new kids app. The app, which will provide a “safe and friendly” environment for younger children to watch NOS programming, will initially be available for iOS and Android devices, with a web version to follow. NOS said the app would provide access to thousands of […]

Altice Europe sees subscriber growth, but revenues fall

Altice Europe confirmed an improving subscriber trend in the second quarter, adding 13,000 net new subscribers in France, compared with a loss of 16,000 for the same period last year. The company saw solid uptake of its fibre service in France, with 56,000 net additions in the quarter. In mobile, French unit SFR added 211,000 […]

Half of NOS subs taking convergence products as TV base grows

Almost half of Portuguese service provider NOS’s customers took a converged bundle at the end of the second quarter, with pay TV additions growing significantly in the three months to June. NOS’s total revenue-generating unit base grew by 2.6% to 9.499 million at the end of the quarter, with convergent services representing 49.3% of the […]

Eleven secures more football for Portugal

UK-based international sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has secured live and exclusive rights to UEFA Youth League football in Portugal. The deal, which will last for three years, boosts Eleven’s line-up of content for the Portuguese market, where it launched recently. Elevent holds the Portuguese rights to Spain’s La Liga, France’s Ligue 1 and the UEFA […]

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