Advanced Television


Portugal reaches 4.4m pay-TV subs

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Portugal reached 4.4 million in Q1 2022, a three per cent growth on the same period last year. According to the National Communications Authority (Anacom), this was the lowest growth rate since the end of 2014 or when data started being collected. The pay-TV penetration rate grew by 0.4 […]

June 9, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Vieww VAR tech for Portugal’s Liga 3

Sportec Solutions has announced that its subsidiary Vieww has been selected as the VAR technology provider for Liga 3, the third tier of Portuguese men’s professional football. Vieww was chosen by the agency and broadcast production group, Mediapro, in its role as service provider of the Portuguese Football Federation. This is the first time that […]

April 19, 2022

Portugal: Media Capital cuts losses in 2021

Portuguese media group Media Capital posted a €4.1 million loss in 2021, a 63 per cent improvement over the €11.1 million loss the previous year. Operating revenues increased by 15 per cent to €157.7 million. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, advertising revenues increased 16 per cent year-on-year, due to the recovery of the advertising market and […]

April 12, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Wurl FAST channels on LG Channels

Wurl, a specialist in powering streaming TV, has entered into a partnership with LG Electronics that will see Wurl powered FAST Channels on LG Channels worldwide. Wurl will be distributing the FAST channels globally while also providing monetisation services and maximising revenue to the company. Per the deal, Wurl will be available on all LG […]

April 8, 2022

PPDS completes internal management restructure

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED and professional TVs, has announced the creation of two new regional business clusters in Europe, building on the existing strengths of its European sales teams to deliver display solutions without boundaries. Marking the next phase in PPDS’ evolution, this important and […]

April 6, 2022

Anodot and Altice Portugal partner

Anodot, the autonomous business monitoring company, has announced that Altice Portugal, a telecommunications service provider in Portugal, has selected the company to help alleviate critical issues such as availability and reliability of service while positively impacting operational costs, brand reputation and overall customer experience. Altice Portugal is a global telco and multimedia operator that extends […]

March 30, 2022

HBO Max on Vodafone TV in 4 EU countries

Vodafone is to offer the WarnerMedia streaming platform, HBO Max, to the Vodafone TV offering in Portugal, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. HBO Max will replace the existing HBO branded on demand services in these countries. HBO Max, which launched in these four countries (and more) this week, will be accessible through a number […]

March 9, 2022

HBO Max rolls out in 15 more EU countries

HBO Max, the SVoD service from WarnerMedia, is now available in 61 territories globally after launching in 15 additional European countries, including the Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary, Poland and Romania. The platform launches with a promotion offering all customers in Central and Eastern Europe and Portugal more than 30 per cent off the monthly price for […]

March 8, 2022

Dizi launches with Nowo in Portugal

SPI/FilmBox continues its European expansion with a new deal for the drama hub Dizi in Portugal with telco Nowo – which already carries multiple other SPI brands.“Our Dizi brand, which currently boasts a catalogue of some of the best Turkish drama series, has been making waves globally since its launch. The increasing demand for the […]

March 7, 2022

CMTV most watched channel in Portugal for first time

For the first time in its history, Portuguese cable TV channel CMTV achieved a higher audience share than the main TV channel of Portuguese public broadcaster RTP 1. On February 5th, CMTV registered an average daily share of 10.7 per cent, compared to 9.1 per cent for RTP1. This was also the best result ever […]

February 8, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome