Portugal - Digital Economy and Digital TV - Insights, Statistics and Analysis
Portugal has seen considerable development in the converged services market. The main cableco ZON Multimédia was sold by Portugal Telecom in late 2007, and in August 2013 was merged with Sonaecom's mobile division Optimus. 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. The operator's quad-play service, launched in 2013, has tapped into the popularity of bundled offerings. 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; PT launches quad-play service; Cogeco sells Cabovisão for 45 million; regulator's market data to Q3 2013; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2013; market developments to January 2014.