Confia comes back to buy TVI operator with significantly reduced offer

Portuguese publishing group Cofina has come back to the table with a new offer to buy 100% of TVI operator Media Capital. Confirmed by competition watchdog CMVM, the deal would make Cofina the largest media group in Portugal, with the company already owning tabloid Correio da Manha and business newspaper Jornal de Negocios. Media Capital […]

Sports sublicensing: TVI and Sport TV in Portugal; DAZN and Onefootball in Germany

Sport TV, the Portuguese pay TV broadcaster, has signed a deal with TVI which will see 22 matches in the upcoming UEFA Euros 2020 available on free-to-air TV.  As a result of this deal, TVI will broadcast all Portugal matches, nine matches from the group stage, four of the eight round-of-16 matches, two quarter-finals, both […]

TVI and Eleven Sports renew deal for Champions League broadcast rights

Portuguese Eleven Sports and TVI have extended their FTA carriage agreement for the 2019/20 and 20/201 UEFA Champions League. TVI will continue to show one game per week featuring a Pourtugese team while Eleven Sports will show every game on its own platform. As per Portugese regulations, TVI will show the final for free. Jorge P […]

Portuguese watchdog rejects Altice remedies for Media Capital deal

Portugal’s competition watchdog the Autoridade da Concorrência (AdC) has rejected remedies proposed by Altice to secure a green light for its planned acquisition of the country’s leading broadcast and media group, Media Capital. An AdC spokesman told Reuters that the decision was not definitive and that the door was open to Altice to propose further […]

Portuguese regulator slams Altice acquisition of Media Capital

Portuguese media and communications regulator ANACOM has said that Altice’s proposed acquisition of Media Capital would have a significant anti-competitive impact and should not happen in its current form. In a submission to the country’s competition watchdog, the AdC, which is looking into the bid by Altice’s Meo to acquire Media Capital, ANACOM said that […]

Vodafone Portugal first to launch TVI Player

Vodafone Portugal has become the first of the country’s ISPs to launch TVI Player, the on-demand service operated by Media Capital-owned commercial broadcaster TVI. TVI Player includes access to all of TVI’s programmes and those of cable news channel TVI24 for 30 days after their linear airing. According to TVI, the service will also include […]

Nos adds new reality channel

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos is to add a new channel from Media Capital, TVI Reality. The channel will joint existing Media Capital services TVI, TVI24 and +TVI on the platform. The new channel will feature a new reality show from TVI, A Qunta, targeted at a mass audience.

Prisa reports Portuguese TV gains

Spanish media group Prisa reported strong TV ad revenues in Portugal, but said that group ad revenues in Spain decreased in its third quarter earnings. Prisa said that for the first nine months of the year, ad revenues at Media Capital, its Portuguese division that includes TV and radio assets, grew by 14.1%, with the […]

Media Capital beats market trend to limit fall in operating income

Portuguese media group Media Capital managed to limit its first-quarter decline in operating income to 2% year-on-year, despite an estimated decline of 12% in the country’s overall advertising market. The group said its net income improved by 11% year-on-year due a reduction in net financial charges. Media Capital’s TV broadcasting arm, including TVI, posted EBITDA […]

Media Capital sees revenues fall

Portuguese media group Media Capital, which operates free-to-air broadcaster TVI, reported falling revenues as a result of a tough advertising environment and increased programming costs. The company saw its television operating revenues fall by 5% over the year from €158.6m million to €151.4 million. Advertising income fell by 10% from €134.9 million to €121.4 million. […]