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Portugal considering alternatives to Meo

João Cadete de Matos, the  president of Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has acknowledged that Meo (Altice Portugal) has requested the renewal of the DTT network licences. During a meeting with journalists, Cadete de Matos said that the regulator has six months to make an assessment, including financial issues, as ‘DTT has to be cost-orientated.’ […]

December 16, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Altice Portugal requests renewal of DTT licence

After months of uncertainty, Altice Portugal has requested the renewal of the DTT network operator licence for its Meo multimedia unit from Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom). Meo (formerly Portugal Telecom) was awarded the licence to operate Portugal’s DTT only multiplex in 2008 for a period of 15 years. The company had until today (December […]

December 9, 2022From 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: 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

Altice Portugal now live with Media Distillery

Media Distillery, a provider of AI technology to optimise video UX, has announced that Altice Portugal, a telecommunications service provider in Portugal, has gone live with EPG Correction Distillery to improve user experiences (UX) for subscribers to its MEO IPTV and OTT services. The pioneering solution is now ensuring accurate start-times and end-times for 1.5 […]

October 18, 2022

Portuguese operators distribute Sic OTT service

Portuguese cable TV and IPTV operators NOS and Meo have started the distribution of Opto Sic, the streaming platform from national commercial broadcaster Sic. The Opto Sic dedicated app will also be made available to Vodafone Portugal subscribers in the coming weeks. Through Opto Sic, viewers can access over 8,000 hours of Sic programming, including […]

October 10, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Forecast: Streaming subs slow in Portugal

The number of users and subscribers of streaming services in Portugal continued to grow in the second quarter of 2022, but at a slower rate than before, according to the BStream study by Marktest. In Q2 2022, 44.1 per cent of Portuguese used streaming services to access TV content, a growth of 2.1 per cent […]

October 5, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

RTL loses channel distribution lawsuit against Pestana

RTL Television has lost a lawsuit against hotel chain Pestana Group regarding the distribution of its RTL TV channel, according to Portugal’s Economia. The German broadcaster claimed that Pestana distributed RTL TV in two of its hotels, between May 2013 and February 2014, without prior authorisation. RTL Television initiated a lawsuit in the Intellectual Property […]

September 12, 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