Advanced Television


Research: Internet access via TV doubles in Portugal

The number of Portuguese internet users who use their TV sets to access the internet has doubled in the past four years, according to data from market research company Marktest. This makes TV the fastest-growing medium for accessing the internet in Portugal. The peak of this growth occurred during the pandemic, when the number of […]

September 15, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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 Football Federation chooses Pixellot

Pixellot, a provider of AI-automated sports video and analytics solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with the Portuguese Football Federation (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol, FPF). FPF has chosen Pixellot as its digital transformation partner to execute their visionary long-term plan, Project 2030. With the implementation of Pixellot’s end-to-end solution across five leagues and the National […]

September 7, 2023

SPI International’s Dizi on Vodafone Portugal

SPI International, a Canal+ company, has announced the launch of Dizi with Vodafone Portugal. The channel will be available in the basic package. SPI International has already been providing content through channels such as FightBox, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, FunBox UHD, and Gametoon to Vodafone subscribers. SPI International says the addition of Dizi to Vodafone’s channel reinforces its […]

August 18, 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: SPI channels on LigaT

SPI International, a Canal+ company, has announced the launch of channels in collaboration with Portugese telco LigaT. The newly introduced channels include FunBox UHD, Dizi, FightBox, FashionBox, Gametoon, Fast&FunBox, 360TuneBox, FilmBox Arthouse, DocuBox, Erox and Eroxxx. “We are thrilled to partner with LigaT to bring this exciting lineup of channels to Portuguese viewers. Each channel offers […]

August 4, 2023

Altice co-founder corruption arrest

Altice co-founder Armando Pereira has been detained in Portugal as part of an investigation into alleged corruption, tax fraud and money laundering. Altice’s Lisbon headquarters were raided by officers, according to local broadcasters. Altice Portugal is the country’s largest telecoms company and is part of the Dutch-based telecoms and cable group Altice. Portugal’s department of […]

July 17, 2023

Media Capital interested in Cofina Media

Portuguese media group Media Capital has confirmed its interest in acquiring 100 per cent of peer Cofina Media. The company said it would take part in an auction or ‘another objective and transparent sales process’, organised by Cofina that takes into account the enterprise value of Cofina Media of over €75 million. The confirmation comes […]

July 13, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

LigaT to launch TV streaming service in Portugal

Portuguese ISP LigaT is launching a commitment-free streaming TV service in Portugal with three subscription packages. The TV Essencial pack offers exclusively national TV channels for €5.99 per month, while the TV Essencial Plus package combines both Portuguese and international TV channels for €7.99/month. A third package, called TV Plus, will subsequently be launched with […]

July 10, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Handball Federation of Portugal chooses Pixellot

Pixellot, a provider of AI-automated sports video and analytics solutions, and the Handball Federation of Portugal (FPA), have entered a partnership whereby all the games of the top leagues will now be live-streamed thanks to the installment of Pixellot systems at venues nationwide.  In addition to Genius Sports, who provide the statistics for the league, […]

June 27, 2023