Advanced Television


Portugal: DAZN acquires F1 rights

DAZN has acquires the rights to broadcast the Formula 1 World Championship in Portugal starting from 2025 to 2027. This means that the motorsport competition will be back on DAZN after three years of airing on SportTV in the country. DAZN will broadcast all rounds of the season as well as all sessions, and will […]

May 3, 2024

Banijay Iberia, Mrs Greenfilm drive sustainability in Iberian TV

Banijay Iberia, comprising Spain and Portugal’s scripted and non-scripted production companies, and Mrs Greenfilm, a sustainability consultancy in Spain, have signed an agreement to help build a greener future. In doing so, they combine their efforts to achieve a more sustainable audiovisual industry. Through education, training and meetings at Banijay Iberia’s labels, the partnership with […]

April 22, 2024

Impresa chooses OKAST to launch FAST channels

Impresa, the Portuguese media group, has chosen OKAST Channels to launch its free, ad-supported channels (FAST) on its OTT platform OPTO SIC. The new channels available immediately are SIC Alta Definição and SIC Replay. SIC Alta Definição offers dozens of episodes of SIC’s classic programmes, freely available, bringing together several generations of guests and conversations. […]

April 22, 2024

DAZN extends LaLiga rights in Italy, Portugal

DAZN, the sports streaming platform, has announced the extension of its exclusive LaLiga broadcast rights in Italy and Portugal. Already the broadcaster of Spain’s top flight football league domestically and in other key European markets, DAZN has renewed its contract as the exclusive rightsholder of LaLiga EA Sports in Italy and Portugal until 2029. Italian […]

April 18, 2024

Ruiz named MD, EVP of AMC Networks ISE

AMC Networks International has appointed Antonio Ruiz as new Managing Director and Executive Vice President of AMC Networks International Southern Europe. He will lead the management of all the company’s brands in Spain and Portugal and report directly to Eduardo Zulueta, President of AMC Networks International. Ruiz brings a wealth of experience from his previous […]

April 9, 2024

Portugal: Downturn in sports streaming subs

There has been a noticeable decline in Portuguese subscribers to sports streaming platforms since November 2023. The latest B-Stream study from Marktest reveals a drop of 60,000 subscribers, bringing the total down to 809,000 as of February 2024, translating to a national penetration rate of just 9.4 per cent ( down 0.7 per cent). This […]

March 27, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal: AdC blocks Vodafone’s acquisition of Nowo

Vodafone Portugal’s attempt to buy Portuguese telecom operator Nowo, first announced in September 2022, has been thwarted by Portugal’s Competition Authority (AdC). The AdC issued a draft decision opposing the deal due to concerns it would stifle competition in the telecommunications sector. The AdC believes Nowo puts pressure on existing operators to offer competitive prices. […]

March 26, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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

Impresa rolls out Opto SVoD on Meo

Portuguese media group Impresa has rolled out its Opto SVoD streaming platform to subscribers of Altice Portugal’s pay-TV unit Meo. The new partnership expands Opto’s reach and brings a library of Portuguese content to a wider audience. Meo’s Android TV and Apple TV users will gain direct access to Opto’s premium offerings for three months […]

January 15, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Torrisi heads WB production in Spain, Portugal

Warner Bros International Television Production (WBITVP) has announced that Stefano Torrisi has been appointed as the new MD of their production operations in Spain and Portugal, which produces such hits as the First Dates daily show for Mediaset. Torrisi will assume the role in January, taking over from Sebastian Moguilevsky who steps down at the […]

December 21, 2023