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Data: 4.5m pay-TV subs in Portugal

Portugal added 117,000 pay-TV subscribers in H1 2023 (+2.26 per cent) compared to the same period last year, taking the total to 4.5 million, according to data from the National Communications Authority (Anacom). Of this figure, 4 million were residential and 506,000 were business customers. The pay-TV penetration rate among Portuguese households reached 97.3 per […]

September 8, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portuguese broadcasters question future of DTT

Portuguese media group Media Capital (which owns commercial channel TVI) is considering pulling out of DTT broadcasting, said CEO Pedro Morais Leitão during the ‘Congress of Digital Business’ in Lisbon. According to Morais Leitão, it is necessary to rethink DTT, a technology in which Media Capital – together with Impresa (owner of the SIC channel) […]

May 11, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal: Telcos add TVI Player streaming platform

Portuguese media group Media Capital has rolled out its streaming platform, TVI Player, to subscribers of the four main telecom operators in Portugal. The dedicated TVI Player app has been added to the set-top boxes of Meo (Altice Portugal), NOS, Vodafone Portugal and Nowo. All content on the OTT service is available throughout Portugal at […]

October 18, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal reaches 4.4m pay-TV subs

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Portugal reached 4.4 million in Q1 2022, a three per cent growth on the same period last year. According to the National Communications Authority (Anacom), this was the lowest growth rate since the end of 2014 or when data started being collected. The pay-TV penetration rate grew by 0.4 […]

June 9, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Euro telcos seek ‘big tech’ network funding

The CEOs of 13 major European telcos have issued a joint Statement calling on EU policymakers to align closely Europe’s digital ambitions with a supportive policy and regulatory ecosystem, suggesting that ‘big tech’ platforms also contribute fairly to network costs. The Statement (below) was issued by ETNO, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association, which represents Europe’s […]

November 29, 2021By Colin Mann

Altice Portugal criticises regulator over DTT conduct

DTT network operator Altice Portugal has expressed regret that the National Communications Authority (Anacom) has opted to move forward with the frequency migration of the DTT network, accusing the regulator of “disregarding” the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anacom president, João Cadete Matos, announced on October 19th that, due to the difficulties of displacement of […]

October 20, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome