Portugal


Altice Europe bounces back with solid Q1

Multinational quad-play provider Altice Europe bounced back in the first quarter, with the company’s consumer fixed base growing by 88,000, including 63,000 fibre customers. Altice France, the group’s key operating unit, achieved a good level of customer acquisition in the first quarter in a market with fewer promotions. Altice France also grew its mobile base […]

Meo launches Disney pop-up channel

Altice-owned Portuguese pay TV and telecom operator Meo has launched a new pop-up channel from Disney, Disney WOW! The channel, aimed at the 6-11 year-old audience segment, includes action, adventure and comedy series. Shows on the channel include Mech-X4, Lab Rats and Wasabi Warriors. The channel’s launch is timed to coincide with the Portuguese school […]

Altice sees strong subscriber recovery but revenues dip

Altice Europe has seen a strong recovery in subscriber numbers in France and growth in Portugal, but its revenues for 2018 dipped. Altice France/SFR attracted 1.3 million customers in the course of the year, more than the number of customers lost over the three years since Altice’s acquisition of SFR. The French unit saw churn […]

Vivid extends reach in Croatia and Portugal

Adult channel provider Vivid Entertainment has extended its reach in Europe with carriage deals in Croatia and Portugal Vivid has secured carriage for its services with T-Hrvatski Telekom’s two services in Croatia – Iskon and MAXtv, the country’s largest IPTV and DTH platform. Vivid Touch, which launched on Iskon at the beginning of the year, […]

HBO launches service for Portugal

HBO has launched a dedicated service for Portugal, giving audiences in the country access to full seasons of HBO and third-party shows, movies, documentaries and family content. HBO has struck a deal with Vodafone to distribute its service to TV customers, making the company the exclusive service provider partner for the streaming offering in the […]

Eleven Sports secures distribution with all operators in Portugal

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has now secured distribution deals with all four major TV operators in Portugal. The latest agreements meant that Eleven Sports will be available for subscription on TV platforms in 3.9 million homes, achieving 100% Pay TV distribution in the country. Eleven has struck deals with Altice, NOS and Vodafone alongside its original launch partner in the country Nowo. […]

Altice Europe ‘planning sale of stake in Portuguese network’

Altice Europe is planning to sell a stake in its Portuguese high-speed fibre network following a similar sale in France, according to Reuters. According to the news agency, citing unnamed sources, an auction process is expected to be launched within two weeks. Reuters reports that Altice Europe has hired investment bank Lazard to advise on […]

Meo adds French channels to programming line-up

Altice Europe-owned Portuguese service provider Meo has added French public broadcaster France Télévisions’ main domestic channels to its TV offering. Meo has added France 2, France 3 and France 5 in HD to its line-up of channels. The three channels are now available to Meo ADSL and fibre customers in the France TV premium package, […]

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 […]

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