Advanced Television

Portugal’s Meo passes 1m subs

November 15, 2011

From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal Telecom’s pay-TV service Meo has surpassed one million customers, three and a half years since launching.

At the end of the 3Q 2011, Meo customers represented around 93 per cent of Portugal Telecom’s fixed broadband customers and 38 per cent of fixed lines. Net additions since the beginning of October 2011 surpassed 25,000 customers.

Meo provides access to over 150 live TV channels, PVR, catch-up TV, VoD (more than 3,000 movies available), as well as games and music on demand. Content is also available in HD and 3D. The platform also offers advanced interactive applications across multiple widgets and covering such areas as information, sports, music, convenience and personal content.

Portugal Telecom already covers about 85 per cent of its base stations with fibre and has modernised its 2G network, making it compatible with the 4G technology, which will enable the provision of TV and broadband services on multiple mobile devices.

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