Zon Multimedia

NOS launches Iris tablet app and revamps UI

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator NOS has revamped its Iris advanced TV user interface and launched an application allowing users to take control of their TV service via tablets, currently available on Android and iOS devices.  The new Iris interface includes a recommendation engine that presents content to users based on previous consumption, while […]

Nos advanced TV taken by three in four multi-play subs

Portuguese service provider Nos’s advanced TV service, Iris, is now taken by over three-quarters of its triple and quad-play subscribers. Nos – formerly Zon Multimédia – reported that an additional 71,900 subscribers signed up for Iris during the third quarter, taking it to 76.6% of the operator’s triple and quad-play base, up from 48% a […]

Portugal’s Nos adds YouTube to Iris offering

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos, formerly known as Zon Multimédia, has launched a YouTube app for its advanced TV service. Nos subscribers with the Iris advanced TV interface will now be able to view YouTube videos on their TV in full-screen mode thorugh Iris.

Zon successor Nos sees converged offerings success

Portuguese operator Nos – the combined brand for Zon Multimédia and Optimus that was launched in May – saw its ‘convergent RGU’ fixed-line base almost double quarter-on-quarter to just over one million, up from 556,000 in March and 34,300 in December. Subscribers with Nos’s Iris advanced TV service grew by 62,700 in the last quarter […]

Zon Multimédia chooses Appear TV for satellite upgrade

Portuguese service provider Zon Multimédia is using Appear TV’s scrambling and multiplexer solutions at its headend facility. The installation, scheduled to go live late this year, is being managed by Satcab, Appear TV’s local reseller.  Four statistical multiplexers input to the Appear TV scrambling modules that encrypt the operator’s satellite TV offering, secured with Nagra […]

Portuguese regulator approves Zon’s acquisition of Optimus

Portugal’s competition watchdog has formally approved the acquisition by pay TV provider Zon Multimédia of mobile telco Optimus. The approval comes with certain conditions that have already been made public, including the extension of a network sharing agreement between Optimus and Vodafone Portugal and an agreement by Optimus not to charge its fibre-to-the-home customers a […]

Sport TV says it will challenge competition ruling

Portuguese sports broadcaster Sport TV has said it will challenge the decision by the country’s competition regulator to fine it €3.7 million for abuse of its dominant position. The competition authority, the AdC, found that Zon Multimédia-backed Sport TV had abused its market position after receiving a complaint from cable operator Cabovisão in 2009 over […]

Cable operators can resist commoditisation, says executives

Cable operators will be able to resist the advance of over-the-top TV as well as competition from telcos and other service providers through their ability to bundle a range of services, deliver faster broadband and invest in new services, Cable Congress attendees heard yesterday. Cable operators will resist the march of internet TV and over […]

Voo, SeaChange and Zon take Cable Europe awards

Belgian cable operator Voo and technology company SeaChange took the Cable Europe Innovation Award at Cable Congress yesterday, while Jose Pascoal, planning, engineering and services architecture director at Portugal’s Zon Multimedia was presented with with the Cable Europe Fellow Award. The second annual Cable Europe Innovation Award, voted on by delegates at Cable Congress, was […]

Globo launching new channel for Portugal

  Brazilian media group Globo has teamed up with Portuguese pay TV operator Zon Multimédia to launch a new channel for Portugal. The Globo channel, which will begin airing this Sunday on Zon’s basic cable package, will carry Brazilian telenovelas including Aquele Beijo and Seize the Day. “Globo has a special affection for Portugal. This […]