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Portuguese pay-TV penetration rate reaches 93%

The pay-TV penetration rate in Portugal reached 93.2 per cent at the end of 2020, accounting for a 5.4 per cent growth on the previous year. According to figures published by the National Communications Authority (Anacom), 4.2 million Portuguese subscribed to pay-TV services, or 183,000 (+4 per cent) more than in 2019. FTTH now accounts […]

March 12, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal: TVCine to launch VoD service

Portuguese subscription movie platform TVCine will launch an on-demand service, offering movies and TV series, on January 19th. Branded TVCine+, the new service will give access to content previously aired on its premium pay-TV channels TVCine Top, TVCine Edition, TVCine Emotion and TVCine Action. The service will be free of charge to all subscribers, with […]

January 15, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal: Highest pay-TV growth since 2015

Portugal ended the third quarter of 2020 with 4.2 million pay-TV subscribers and accounting for a 91 per cent penetration rate for the service. According to the National Communications Authority, 167,000 new subscribers (+4.1 per cent) were added in the quarter on a year-on-year basis, which represents the highest annual growth in absolute terms since […]

December 11, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome

MediaKind Mediaroom used by MEO

MediaKind, a specialist in media technology and services, has announced that its long-standing Mediaroom customer, MEO, has been recognised as Portugal’s leading pay-TV service by market share (39.8%). The report by ANACOM, Portugal’s national regulatory authority for communications, follows several recent upgrades by MediaKind to MEO’s Mediaroom platform, which have included adding capabilities such as […]

November 9, 2020

Acorn TV rolls out in Portugal

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is arriving in Portugal on October 1st and will be available through telcos MEO and NOS, offering a catalogue consisting of British drama, mystery and comedy series from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada. AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) will support Acorn TV in Portugal, providing affiliate sales, […]

September 30, 2020

Portugal sees highest pay-TV growth since 2016

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Portugal reached 4.15 million at the end of the first half of 2020, which is 4.1 per cent more than in the same period last year. This represents the highest annual growth in both absolute and relative terms since 2016, according to the National Communications Authority (Anacom). The penetration […]

September 10, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Altice Portugal on Android TV and Apple TV

Altice Portugal has launched a new set-top box for its Meo TV service, which it claims is the first in the world to enable a simultaneous Android TV and Apple TV experience. The new Android TV box has been developed by technological unit Altice Labs with Meo’s engineering and product teams and Google. According to […]

August 25, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portuguese operators introduce ads on PVRs

Portuguese pay-TV operators Meo, NOS and Vodafone Portugal have started to introduce 30 second commercials on their automatic TV channel recording services. The insertion of commercials will be done gradually, taking into account the different models of digital boxes in homes of subscribers and the number of TV channels that adhere to this initiative, which […]

August 18, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal: Highest pay-TV sub growth since 2016

Portugal saw the highest growth in pay-TV subscribers in the past four years, reaching 4.1 million at the end of March 2020. According to data released by the National Communications Authority (Anacom), more than 160,000 new pay-TV subscribers were added in the period January-March, corresponding to a 4 per cent growth on the same period […]

June 10, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome