Portugal Telecom aims for 100,000 IPTV clients by end-June
May 22, 2008
From Branislav Pekic in Rome
Portugal Telecom has revised the targets for its Meo pay-TV service and is now aiming to sign up 100,000 clients by the end of June.
This figure anticipates in six months the goals announced during the launch of Meo, in the second half of last year. At the time, Portugal Telecom said the goal was to reach 100,000 clients by the end of December 2008. Meo closed the first quarter of 2008 with 47,000 clients, having added 26,000 between January and March.
Meanwhile, rival Zon Multimedia has announced the launch of four High Definition channels for TV Cabo's cable and satellite subscribers. National Geographic, MOv, and Sport TV (providing live coverage of 31 games of the Euro 2008) will be added in June, while TV Cine will be launched in September. Zon claims it has received so far 10,000 requests for its new digital set-top box launched this week.