Portugal's Meo to add six club TV channels
September 8, 2008
From Branislav Pekic in Rome
Portugal Telecom's triple-play service Meo will boost its sports offer with the addition of five European football club TV channels.
According to Portugal Telecom's triple-play service Meo will boost its sports offer with the addition of five European football club TV channels.
According to the head of content at Meo, JosÃ© Carlos Baldino, the IPTV operator will from September 15 add the TV channels of Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Manchester United and Real Madrid football clubs.
The new channels will be available exclusively for clients of the Meo Mix package, but during the first month will be offered free of charge in the Meo Base package as well. At the end of this period, Meo Base clients will be able to acquire this content, for a monthly fee of E0.75 per channel. On the Meo Mobile service, the new channels will be available for all TMN clients, with no additional costs.
In November, Meo will also become the exclusive platform for the Benfica football channel, which will air live coverage of the club's UEFA matches. Carriage deals are currently underway with CabovisÃ£o, AR Telecom and Clix Smart TV.
Meo's sports offering currently includes three Sport TV channels, four Eurosport channels, PFC (which airs Brazilian league matches), ESPN Classic and NASN.