Portugal


Altice Portugal condemns regulator’s DTT price ruling

Altice Portugal reacted negatively after Portuguese regulator ANACOM ordered Altice-owned incumbent telco and transmission services provider Meo to cut the price it charges for the transport and transmission of digital-terrestrial TV signals by 15.16% following a public consultation. Altice said that the move was “unfair” and would have “a negative impact on the future of […]

NOS signs up Nagra for anti-piracy drive

Portuguese pay TV provider NOS has signed up content security and TV technology specialist Nagra to help it combat broadcast and streaming piracy of Benfica soccer league matches. NOS, which owns the rights to Benfica games and the distribution rights for the Benfica TV channel, will tap Nagra’s Anti-Piracy Services unit to fight control-word sharing […]

Eleven Sports Portugal to stream Bundesliga via Facebook for first time

Eleven Sports will show Bundesliga football live on Facebook for the first time in Portugal this weekend, in a bid to reach sports fans across the country. The sports broadcaster has already broadcast matches from other top European leagues on Facebook in Portugal, and this weekend will stream the Bayern München versus Fortuna Düsseldorf match […]

Vodafone Portugal targets hospitality TV market

Vodafone Portugal has launched a new television services aimed specifically at the hospitality market. Vodafone said that Guest TV enables hotels to offer personalised content to guests and helps them deliver digital marketing aimed at their clientele. The service allows hotels, among other things, to programme welcome messages to individual guests, supports different languages and […]

Meo TV to add Disney Junior offering

Disney Junior BrincaAprende, a new offering from Disney for Portugal, is set to launch exclusively on the Meo TV platform between November 23 and December 31. The edutainment channel, which will be available at no extra cost to Meo customers, will aim to offer educational content based on familiar Disney characters, bringing shows such as […]

Vodafone Portugal launches My Family mobile and TV app

Vodafone Portugal has launched a new family-oriented mobile and TV app, enabling customers to set parental controls of WiFi and the Vodafone TV box. The Vodafone My Family app includes features such as calendars and shared shopping lists as well as parental control functions, and allows notifications to be sent whenever a family member enters […]

Fibre takes pole position as TV access technology in Portugal

Fibre is now the principal way of accessing pay TV services in Portugal, with 1.47 million subscribers or 38.2% of the country’s total, according to regulator ANACOM. Cable comes second, with 1.34 million subscribers or 34.9% of the total, followed by DTH satellite with 13.6%. ADSL is now only used by 13.4% of pay TV […]

NOS sees recovery in fixed pay TV net adds

Portuguese pay TV and cable operator NOS saw a recovery in fixed pay TV net additions in a third quarter that proved broadly positive for the company, with revenues up 0.7% to €395 million but EBITDA rising by 3.5% to €156.2 million. NOS added 10,600 fixed TV customers in the quarter, its best performance since […]

Meo launches new series channel

Altice-owned Portugal Telecom/Meo has launched a new channel dedicated to drama. Meo Series will kick off with an exclusive airing of the full series of AXN Now crime show Mr Mercedes. The channel will offer a range of scripted content, including exclusive series and complete seasons of shows in 4K. Upcoming shows include The Good […]

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 […]

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