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Portugal: Pay-TV growth at lowest level since 2013

Portugal ended 2023 with 4.6 million pay-TV subscribers, an increase of 96,000 (2.1 per cent) on the previous year, marking the lowest annual growth rate since 2013. The penetration rate for pay-TV services amounted to 98.3 per cent, up 1.6 per cent on 202, according to data published by the National Communications Authority (Anacom). Subscriber […]

March 8, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal: Dizi on NOS

SPI International, a Canal+ company, has announced a partnership with one of Portugal’s leading telecommunications operators, NOS. Dizi, SPI’s dedicated channel for premium Turkish series, is now available in the basic package offered by NOS at channel number 69. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for SPI International, as it ensures that 100 per cent of […]

December 11, 2023

Portugal’s NOS selects OpenVault

NOS, the largest communications and entertainment group in Portugal, will use OpenVault’s Profile Management Application (PMA) technology to drive improved experiences for broadband subscribers. NOS will deploy OpenVault’s OV PMA product to drive superior performance throughout its broadband network and to increase network capacity. The launch is planned for 2024 and follows several months of […]

October 24, 2023

Plume, NOS launch new connectivity solution

Network services and consumer experience specialist Plume and Portuguese service provider NOS have expanded their partnership, to launch a new service, Wi-Fi Pro, powered by Plume WorkPass. This new offering provides small business owners (SBOs) with a cloud-driven suite of connectivity, productivity, and security services to optimise network performance and provide the operational insights needed […]

August 17, 2023

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