Portugal


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}, […]

Pay TV continues to grow in Portugal, driven by FTTH

Pay TV is continuing to grow in Portugal, which saw a 4.1% rise in subscriber numbers in the year to March, taking total pay TV penetration to 89%. Numbers grew by 160,000 over the year to reach 4.1 million, according to statistics compiled by regulator ANACOM. Growth was primarily driven by bundled offerings over fibre-to-the-home […]

Altice Europe turns in solid Q1 performance

Altice Europe has turned in what founder Patrick Drahi was able to describe as “a solid performance…against this challenging backdrop” in the quarter to March. The company saw its revenues grow by 3.6% or 3.1% on a constant currency basis to €3.5 billion. EBITDA was up by 1% to €1.3 billion. Revenue was up in […]

Eleven Sports Portugal turns to esports

Sports channel Eleven Sports Portugal has launched a new esports racing Series format as the impact of the coronavirus continues to make itself felt on the world of traditional sports. The competition, which is delivered in partnership with the GTC Race Centre and the Autódromo Virtual de Lisboa, will consist of six heats and culminate […]

Altice Europe unveils new Portuguese fibre wholesaler

Altice Europe has unveiled the creation of Fastfiber, the fibre wholesale outfit for Portugal formerly known as Altice Portugal FTTH. The launch of the newly branded company follows the December 2019 acquisition by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners’ of a 49.99% stake in the fibre unit. Altice says that Fastfiber is by far the largest FTTH […]

NOS to sell tower business to Cellnex in €550 million deal

Portuguese pay TV, broadband and mobile service provider NOS has agreed the sale of its tower business to Spanish outfit Cellnex in a deal potentially worth €550 million. NOS has agreed to transfer its 2,000 tower and rooftop transmitter sites to Cellnex and has struck a long-term agreement with the Spanish company for the provision […]

ViacomCBS extends Nickelodeon reach with Meo and Vodafone deals

ViacomCBS Networks International has struck new distribution agreements with Meo and Vodafone in Portugal to extend the reach of Nickelodeon and other ViacomCBS brands, as well as SVOD services, to more viewers across their respective platforms.  The agreements will bring Nickelodeon content to the platforms for the first time, enabling subscribers to view shows including SpongeBob SquarePants and Henry Danger. The newly added Nickelodeon linear channel, […]

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