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Meo’s DTT network operator licence renewed

Portuguese telecom regulator Anacom has renewed Meo’s licence to manage the DTT multiplex network for seven years to December 2030. In its application for the renewal of the licence, Meo set down five requirements. These included the renewal of the licence for seven years; the continued use of the DVB-T and MPEG-4 technologies; full use […]

November 6, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal adds 128,000 pay-TV subs in Q1

Pay-TV services in Portugal added 128,000 subscribers in Q1 2023 (+2.9 per cent year-on-year), taking the total to 4.5 million. The National Communications Authority (Anacom) largely attributed the growth to the increasing popularity of FTTH technology, which added 244,000 new accesses (+9.6 per cent) in the quarter and now accounts for 2.8 million pay-TV subscribers. […]

June 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: Pay-TV subs up 3.1%

Portugal ended 2022 with 4.5 million pay-TV subscribers, an increase of 3.1 per cent on the previous year and good for a 96.4 per cent penetration rate for the service (+2.7 per cent). According to figures released by the National Communications Authority (Anacom), FTTH technology accounted for 2.7 million subscribers or 60.8 per cent of […]

March 10, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Meo receives nod for DTT licence renewal

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has proposed the renewal of Meo’s licence to operate national DTT multiplex ‘Mux A’. To this end, the regulator launched a public consultation on the draft decision in which it suggests the renewal of the licence for a period of seven year, or until December 10th 2030. Anacom also believes […]

February 17, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal: Pay-TV grows to 4.5m subs in Q3

The Portuguese pay-TV market saw a growth of 134,000 subscribers (+3.1 per cent) in Q3 2022, compared to the same period last year, to 4.5 million customers, according to data from the National Communications Authority (Anacom). The figures reveal a slowdown of the market compared to previous years as Q3 2021 saw 3.2 per cent […]

December 8, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portuguese government says no risk for end of DTT

The Portuguese Government has provided assurances that DTT broadcasting will continue in the future. The confirmation came from the Secretary of State for Infrastructures, Hugo Santos Mendes, during a Parliamentary hearing, who added that the Government is in negotiations with DTT network operator Altice Portugal (Meo). This follows uncertainty regarding the future plans of Altice […]

November 8, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal: Pay-TV growth slows down in H1

Portugal added 133,000 new subscribers in the first half of 2022 (+3 per cent), compared to the same period last year, taking the total to 4.4 million, accounting for a 94.8 per cent penetration rate. However, the National Communications Authority (Anacom) points out that the growth was lower than in previous years – 3.5 per […]

September 8, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portuguese regulator proposes FTA channels on cable

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has recommended to the government that FTA TV channels are distributed “wherever possible” via cable instead of DTT. The proposal was made by Anacom president, João Cadete de Matos, within the working group on the future of DTT in Portugal, set up by Secretary of State for Cinema, Audiovisual and […]

December 8, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal: 4.3m pay-TV subs

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Portugal reached 4.3 million at the end of September 2021, representing a 3.2 per cent growth year-on-year. According to the National Communications Authority (Anacom), this is the lowest growth reported since the end of 2017. In Q3 2021, 94.9 per cent of households in Portugal had pay-TV (+4.5 per […]

December 8, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome