Vodafone Portugal

Pay TV grows in Portugal

The number of pay TV subscribers in Portugal reached 3.72 million at the end of the second quarter up 27,000 on the previous quarter, according to statistics compiled by regulator Anacom. The Portuguese pay TV subscribers total has grown by 3.5% year-on-year. Anacom said that growth in Pay TV was boosted by the take up […]

Maltese watchdog to probe Vodafone Melita merger

Malta’s competition watchdog is to launch an in-depth probe into the proposed merger of Vodafone Malta and the country’s sole cable operator, Melita. The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority will investigate whether the proposed merger of Apax Partners-backed Melita and Vodafone Malta could limit competition, mainly in the mobile telephony market and possibly in […]

Vodafone Portugal names group TV tech design leader as CTO

Vodafone Portugal has named João Nascimento as chief technology officer, replacing Livio Borgogno. Borgogno is leaving the company after completing a five-year term as CTO, where he played a key role in transforming the operator into convergent company and expanding its fibre network. Nascimento previously was responsible for leading Vodafone’s service design and development team […]

Fibre surpasses cable in Portugal

There are now more fibre broadband subscribers than cable in Portugal, according to the latest statistics published by regulator ANACOM. According to the communications watchdog, there were 3.42 million fixed broadband subscribers in the country at the end of the first quarter, up 44,000 on the previous three months. Fibre now accounts for 34% of […]

Vodafone Portugal taps Red Bull for 4K movies-on-demand

Vodafone Portugal is to make movies available in 4K resolution to its Videoclube on-demand users from today. Vodafone’s line-up of 4K movies can be viewed free of charge by Videoclube subscribers equipped with one of the operator’s 4K UHD TV set-top boxes. The content being made available is produced by Red Bull Media House. The […]

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 […]

Vodafone Portugal integrates Google Play with mobile users’ invoices

Vodafone Portugal has struck a deal with Google to integrate payment for Google Play content via its customers’ mobile phone bills. The agreement means that Vodafone Portugal customers with Android devices will be able to make purchases via Google Play that will be added to their monthly bills, avoiding the need to pay by credit […]

Vodafone creates global TV tech competence centre in Portugal

Vodafone is setting up a TV competence centre in Portugal. The TV Hub will act as an innovation centre for TV technology for the group’s global TV ambitions. The TV Hub will bring together 80 engineers with 100 multi-disciplinary staff to develop the Vodafone TV platform for multiple territories. It will focus on four principal […]

Vodafone Studo app forces kids to do maths before watching TV

Vodafone Portugal has launched a new TV app aimed at enabling children to study at home. The Studo app will be available for all Net TV Voz customers and is designed to enable kids to study and compete exercises at home as the Portuguese school year gets under way. Access to TV content is blocked […]

Vodafone Portugal launches new Smart Router for TV subscribers

Vodafone Portugal has launched a new 5GHz 802.11ac WiFi-enabled ‘Smart Router’, provided as an integrated part of its TV Net Voz OTT TV offering. According to Vodafone, the router delivers internet around the home four times faster than current devices. The device also supports Guest WiFi, a service that allows subscribers to create an additional […]