Vodafone Portugal


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 […]

Vodafone Portugal launches new TV UX

Vodafone Portugal has launched a new advanced TV service featuring intelligent voice search, something they claim as a first for the Portuguese market, and a dedicated kids portal. The company said that the new interface includes an intelligent voice-driven search engine that uses natural language recognition and combines a number of search criteria including the […]

Vodafone Portugal debuts public services on TV

Vodafone Portugal has launched a set of public services offerings on its TV service. Vodafone said it was responding to a call by the country’s Agência para a Modernidade Administrativa(AMA) to help improve public services over digital network as part of the country’s Simplex state administration modernisation project. Vodafone customers will be able to access […]

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. […]

Vodafone Portugal targets hospitality TV market

Vodafone Portugal has launched a new television services aimed specifically at the hospitality market. Vodafone said that Guest TV enables hotels to offer personalised content to guests and helps them deliver digital marketing aimed at their clientele. The service allows hotels, among other things, to programme welcome messages to individual guests, supports different languages and […]

Vodafone Portugal launches My Family mobile and TV app

Vodafone Portugal has launched a new family-oriented mobile and TV app, enabling customers to set parental controls of WiFi and the Vodafone TV box. The Vodafone My Family app includes features such as calendars and shared shopping lists as well as parental control functions, and allows notifications to be sent whenever a family member enters […]

Fibre takes pole position as TV access technology in Portugal

Fibre is now the principal way of accessing pay TV services in Portugal, with 1.47 million subscribers or 38.2% of the country’s total, according to regulator ANACOM. Cable comes second, with 1.34 million subscribers or 34.9% of the total, followed by DTH satellite with 13.6%. ADSL is now only used by 13.4% of pay TV […]

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