Portugal's Digital Television Migration Monitoring Group issues final report

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

DTT- GAM-TD issues final report

The final report has been released on the process of transition in Portugal from the analogue system to the digital terrestrial television broadcasting service (public version). The report has been prepared by GAM-TD – Grupo de Acompanhamento da Migração para a Televisão Digital (Digital Television Migration Monitoring Group), over which ANACOM presided, and was recently submitted to the Government in accordance with Resolution of Council of Ministers no. 26/2009, published on 17 March 2009.

The report details the main aspects of the transition process, from its preparatory phase to the date of the final cessation of terrestrial analogue transmissions (26 April 2012), and includes an annex containing a compilation of contributions not covered in the main body of the report.

Set up to assist ANACOM in its mission to “promote the conditions necessary to accomplish the transition to digital, and therefore the termination of terrestrial analogue television transmissions” (points 2 and 5 of the Resolution), GAM-TD was wound up upon the report’s submission to the Government.

Pay TV Subscribers (thousands):

         4Q06   1Q07   2Q09   3Q09   4Q09   3Q11   4Q11   1Q12
        -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
Cable   1,421  1,438  1,452  1,452  1,452  1,432  1,448  1,475
DTH       436    444    597    624    645    687    699    704
FTTH/B                    6     12     31    222    263    307
IPTV        3      3    317    356    401    568    567    587


Pay TV operators (at end 1Q12):

                                                       Cable     DTH  FTTH/B    IPTV
                                                      ------  ------  ------  ------
Cabovisão - Sociedade de Televisão por Cabo                X
STV - Sociedade de Telecomunicações do Vale do Sousa       X
UNITELDATA - Telecomunicações                              X
ZON TV Cabo                                                X       X       X
  ZON TV Cabo Portugal                                     X       X       X
  ZON TV Cabo Açoreana                                     X       X
  ZON TV Cabo Madeirense                                   X       X       X
PT Comunicações                                                    X       X       X    
Optimus - Comunicações                                                     X       X
Vodafone Portugal - Comunicações Pessoais                                  X       X
AR Telecom - Acessos e Redes de Telecomunicações                                   X
IPTV Telecom - Telecomunicações                                                    X