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Portugal Telecom signs up 21,000 for IPTV

March 3, 2008

From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal Telecom has signed up 21,000 so far for its IPTV service, 15,000 of which were added in the last three months of 2007. According to PT vice president, Zeinal Bava, the expansion of the IPTV service will be one of the priorities during 2008, together with the launch of the existing Meo triple-play offer on satellite. PT plans to launch the DTH service before the summer and it will be complementary to IPTV, helping to boost subscriber figures more rapidly. Bava added that, unlike rival TV Cabo, PT's satellite service will be in HDTV.

Portugal Telecom has so far invested E43 million for the launch of Meo service on satellite.

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