Cash-strapped RTP sub-licences FIFA World Cup rights to rivals

Portuguese public broadcaster RTP has sub-licensed a series of FIFA World Cup 2022 rights to rival broadcasters SIC and TVI. RTP secured the rights as part of a FIFA deal with the European Broadcasting Union, signed in 2012. No details have been given on the price paid, but Impresa-owned SIC has started to provide information […]

Altice Portugal renews distribution deal with RTP

Altice Portugal and Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) have agreed to renew the distribution agreements of the public station channels until 2022 on its Meo platform. Altice said that the deal “guarantees stability in the development of the relationship between both companies, and that it marks “opens space for collaboration and innovation in a […]

Portugal Telecom teams up with RTP and Hispasat for Ultra HD broadcast

Portugal Telecom/Meo has teamed up with public broadcaster RTP to deliver ultra HD coverage of the friendly World Cup warm-up match between Portugal and Greece in Lisbon tomorrow.   The coverage will the be first live UHD broadcast in the country. Spanish satellite operator Hispasat will provide satellite capacity for Meo on the Hispasat 1E […]

EBU: Portugal pubcaster underfunded despite deal

The European Broadcasting Union has voiced concerns Portugal’s public broadcaster remains “underfunded” despite a new deal protecting it from privatisation. RTP has secured a new contract that comes into force in January and will run until 2030, which will end a dispute over the future of broadcaster. In May last year, a government minister said […]