Portugal has seen considerable development in the converged services market. Bundled services are available from Portugal Telecom, Sonaecom and the main cableco ZON Multimédia, sold by Portugal Telecom in late 2007. A second satellite service was launched in 2007 while Portugal Telecom also launched a competing service in 2008 to complement its IPTV service. The digital TV platform was completed in April 2012 with all analogue broadcasting coming to an end. A licence for pay TV and free-to-air services was awarded to Portugal Telecom in 2008. This report assesses the major elements of the Portuguese market for converged media, presenting statistics on the cable, digital and satellite TV markets and an analysis of the major players and service offerings.
Regulator extends subsidy programme for DTTV/DTH STBs; analogue broadcasting ends; IPTV subscriber base approaches one million; quarter of households take bundles service; Cogeco sells Cabovisão for €45 million; regulator’s market data to Q2 2012; telcos’ operating and financial data to September 2012; market developments to November 2012.
Companies covered include:
TMN, Optimus, Vodafone, ZON Multimedia.
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