Digital TV News: Portugal Telecom

SingTel and Portugal Telecom sign collaboration agreement
Dec 13, 2010 – Portugal Telecom (Lisbon: PTC; NYSE: PT) and SingTel (Singapore: SGX; Australia: ASX) have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement to share operational and commercial best practices in fibre optic and IPTV based pay TV services.
News categories: SingTel, Portugal Telecom, IPTV, Portugal, Singapore

Portugal Telecom Selects Envivio to Power Innovative Internet TV Service
May 25, 2010 – Envivio has announced that Portugal Telecom (Lisbon: PTC; NYSE: PT) has selected Envivio's Three Screens delivery platform to support the commercial rollout of [email protected] complete television service for delivery to PCs.
News categories: Envivio, Portugal Telecom, Microsoft, Boris Felts, Pedro Leitao, Jonathan Usher, Content Distribution, Middleware, OTT, Portugal

Portugal Telecom meo TV adds 65k subscribers in 1Q10
May 6, 2010 – Portugal Telecom (Lisbon: PTC; NYSE: PT) has announced results for its first quarter ended 31 March 2010. In 1Q10 pay-TV accounted for 65 thousand net additions, bringing total pay-TV customers to 646 thousand (up by 68.1% y.o.y).
News categories: Portugal Telecom, DVR, IPTV, OTT, Portugal, Results, Satellite, Subscribers, VR

Microsoft Platform Powers Silverlight and IIS Media Experiences Across Multiple Screens
Apr 8, 2010 – Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has announced that it is working with Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Broadcom (Nasdaq: BRCM) to deliver reference designs that will provide the Silverlight platform to STBs, connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and other CE devices.
News categories: Microsoft, Blu-ray, Content Protection, Digital TV, Media Player, Middleware, NABShow, OTT, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Smart TV

Portugal's meo TV adds 76k subscribers in 4Q09
Mar 4, 2010 – Portugal Telecom (Lisbon: PTC; NYSE: PT) has announced results for the year ended 31 December 2009. PT's meo TV service accounted for 76 thousand net additions, bringing the total pay TV customer base to 581 thousand.
News categories: Portugal Telecom, meo TV, IPTV, Mobile, OTT, Portugal, Results, Satellite, Subscribers

FTTH growth accelerates in Europe
Feb 24, 2010 – In 2009, growth in terms of subscribers and Homes/Buildings passed has accelerated in Europe. In EU36 (including Russia), there were nearly 3.5 million FTTH/B subscribers and more than 25 million Homes/Buildings Passed.
News categories: IDATE, FTTH Council, Broadband, Denmark, Digital TV, Europe, Fibre, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, IPTV, Italy, Lithuania, Market Research, Middle-East, Netherlands, Norway, OTT, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Subscribers, Sweden

Portugal Telecom and Firecomms Trial POF for IPTV Home Networking Applications
Dec 10, 2009 – Portugal Telecom (Lisbon: PTC; NYSE: PT) and Firecomms have announce trials of IPTV installations based on Firecomms' optical fiber networking (OptoLock®) technology.
News categories: Firecomms, Portugal Telecom, Digital TV, Gateway, IPTV, Portugal, Set Top Box, Smart Home

Meo surpasses 500 thousand customers
Oct 21, 2009 – Portugal Telecom (Lisbon: PTC; NYSE: PT) has announced that Meo, its pay-TV service, surpassed 500 thousand customers, representing circa 64% of PT's ADSL customers and 19% of its traffic generating lines, at the end of 2Q09.
News categories: Portugal Telecom, Digital TV, Fibre, IPTV, Portugal, Satellite, Subscribers

IPTV growing fastest in Portugal
Aug 25, 2009 – According to Portugal's Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM), at the end of June 2009 the number of subscribers to pay TV in the country reached 2.372 million, 47 thousand more than in the previous quarter and up 232 thousand year-on-year.
News categories: ANACOM, Cable TV, IPTV, Market Research, Portugal, Satellite, Subscribers