Vodafone Portugal

Vodafone Spain names Portugal chief Vaz as CEO

Vodafone España has named Mário Vaz, hitherto CEO of Vodafone’s Portuguese operation, as its new chief executive, effective April 1. Vaz began his career with Vodafone Portugal in 1992 and became CEO in 2012. He had previously served both as head of business services and head of consumer services. Vaz is credited with guiding Vodafone […]

Disney+ strikes new carriage deal with Vodafone Portugal

Streaming platform Disney+ has continued its global rollout by joining Vodafone Portugal’s latest set-top box, the VboxPro 4K. Subscribers will have access to the full suite of Disney content across a range of devices including TV, computers and smartphones. Luís Fernambuco, general manager of The Walt Disney Company Portugal, said the deal “represents an important […]

Vodafone Portugal to acquire rival Nowo

Vodafone Portugal is to acquire smaller cable rival Nowo. Vodafone’s Portuguese unit has entered into an agreement with Llorca JVCO Ltd, a shareholder of MásMóvil Ibercom to acquire Cabonitel, the holding company of Nowo. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the first half of next year. Nowo is […]

Vodafone Portugal taps Media Distillery for EPG correction

Vodafone Portugal has tapped AI for the video UX specialist Media Distillery to use the latter’s EPG Correction Distillery to improve its services.  Media Distillery will deliver the UX-enhancing capability specified by Vodafone, with the EPG Correction Distillery solution designed to ensure real-time accurate start-times for the most popular channels on the Vodafone Portugal IPTV/OTT service. Media […]

Vodafone Portugal to offer UEI Nevo Butler smart hub

Vodafone Portugal has announced a partnership with Universal Electronics to offer the tech accessory maker’s Nevo Butler entertainment and smart home hub. Available to residential TV and broadband customers, Nevo Butler is a voice-enabled, white label hub that blends entertainment and smart home control experiences for various applications. A key feature of the device is […]

Vodafone Portugal gets Gametoon in renewed SPI/FilmBox deal

SPI/FilmBox has agreed a distribution deal to bring gaming channel GameToon to Vodafone Portugal. The distribution agreement will see the channel – described as ‘created by gamers for gamers’ – offered in the basic and basic 100 packages in English.  This is the latest deal between SPI/FilmBox and Vodafone Portugal, with the operator carrying channels […]

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 […]

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, […]

Over half of Portuguese broadband now fibre

Over half of Portuguese fixed broadband connections were via fibre by the end of 2019, according to data released by telecom regulator ANACOM. According to the watchdog’s statistics, 50.6% of fixed broadband connections were fibre at the end of last year, compared with 45.2% a year earlier. The number of connected lines increased by 297,000 […]

Vodafone Portugal and TVI in holographic 5G first

Vodafone Portugal and Portuguese public broadcaster TVI have teamed up to transmit a holographic broadcast over 5G, which Vodafone described as “an unprecedented milestone for our country”. A live broadcast of TVI’s Jornal das 8presented by José Alberto Carvalho was transmitted from TVI’s studio via the Vodafone 5G network to the Vodafone Paredes de Coura […]

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