Competition grows ahead of DTT tender reports that Portugal Telecom is considering launching a satellite TV service in March 2008 ahead of the launch of the proposed DTT tender.
The DTH offer would compete with TV Cabo, which has more than 80% of the Portuguese Pay-TV market. The TV offer is reported as being one of the options discussed by the PT management, which recently separated from TV Cabo, together with the launch of DTT services. Any decisions will be heavily influenced by the result of the DTT tender in the first quarter of 2008. The new DTH service would complement Meo, PT’s triple play offering (TV, Internet and fixed telephony) whose user expansion is already being limited by the limited availability of a minimum 8 Mbps line speed throughout Portugal.
Item added: 20th November 2007