Advanced Television


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

Portugal: NOS enables virtual group watching

NOS is the first operator in Portugal to launch a feature that enables the watching of TV programmes in a group, in a virtual room. Available in the NOS TV App, Group View allows NOS TV subscribers to invite up to four other waccounts and simultaneously watch a TV programme, while being able to talk […]

February 10, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Court: ‘Portugal’s AV tax in line with European law’

The Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) has ruled that the audiovisual tax, collected from pay-TV operators in Portugal, is not contrary to EU Law. In its judgment, the Court of Justice established that the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU) “does not preclude national legislation which imposes a charge intended […]

October 28, 2022From 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: 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

Media Distillery and Nielsen’s Gracenote partner

Media Distillery, a provider of AI technology enabling visibility into what’s inside video content, and Gracenote, the content solutions pillar of Nielsen, have integrated their respective technologies and datasets to create a powerful solution to optimise Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) utility. Available immediately, this offering helps pay-TV operators including cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV, streaming and […]

November 16, 2021

Portuguese operators oppose pay-TV tax hike

The Portuguese Association of Electronic Telecommunications Operators (APRITEL) has criticised the proposed increase in the annual tax levied from pay-TV operators. The draft State Budget for 2022 provides that pay-TV operators such as NOS, Meo, Vodafone Portugal and Nowo will now pay a semi-annual fee of €2 per subscriber, or €4/year. In a statement to […]

October 14, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Metrological powers NOS premium apps

Cloud-based application platform Metrological has confirmed that Portuguese multiplay operator NOS is leveraging the Metrological Application Platform to bring additional premium apps and OTT services to their TV subscribers. The Metrological Application Platform is integrated across NOS’s next-gen UMA set-top boxes, which Metrological says enables easy onboarding, optimisation and monetisation of OTT services and app […]

October 7, 2021

Portugal: 1 in 4 have SVoD subscription

One in four Portuguese (24 per cent) over the age of 15 subscribe to a streaming platform, according to the first edition of Marktest’s BStream study on SVoD services. The study analysed services operating in Portugal (Apple TV, Disney+, HBO, MEO Filmes e Séries, Netflix, NOS Play, OPTO SIC, Amazon Prime Video), as well as […]

September 30, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

NOS teams with ATX Networks for HFC amplifier upgrades

ATX Networks, a global player in broadband access and media distribution solutions, is supplying NOS, one of Portugal’s top communications and entertainment groups, with outside plant equipment critical to the service provider’s expansion of its HFC network. NOS has selected ATX’s GigaXtend GMC Series of 1.2GHz amplifiers to upgrade its installed base of Cisco 1.2GHz […]

March 23, 2021