Portugal

Latest Features

Portuguese commercial broadcaster TVI’s acquisition of free-to-air rights to this summer’s Euro 2020 competition was driven by its desire to regain its status as Portugal’s most-watched terrestrial channel, SportBusiness Media understands.

Uefa increased the value of its European Championship in Portugal by about 35 per cent last week after delaying the tender process proved successful thanks to the arrival of sports broadcaster Eleven in the country.

The battle between Sport TV and Eleven Sports in Portugal has pushed prices up at a perfect time for the Premier League, Formula One Management and Bundesliga International

Gauging the success of IMG’s Serie A international rights acquisition won’t be possible until the end of the cycle given the agency has launched direct-to-consumer offerings in more than 20 markets.

Sport TV’s attempt to use its dominant position in the Portuguese market to lower media-rights fees has backfired, paving the way for Eleven to become the latest in a long line of competitors.

The Spring Media agency has agreed a deal with the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) to sell international broadcast rights to the final of this season’s Taça de Portugal cup competition.

Discovery, the media group and owner of pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport and subscription streaming service Dplay, will broadcast the first live golf since before the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown…

The Portuguese arm of pay-television sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has furloughed six of its staff for a period of 30 days as its bids to insulate itself from long-term Covid-19 damage

Altice, the telecoms operator, has warned that it is suspending its rights fee payments to clubs from Portuguese football’s top two divisions amidst the ongoing postponement of professional football i…

Features

Industry experts believe the Portuguese sports-rights market is set to stagnate for the foreseeable future after the country’s three biggest telcos took equal stakes in dominant pay-television broadcaster Sport TV, ending any possibility of competition between them.

RTP has recouped about 30 per cent of its investment in Euro 2016 media rights by sublicensing a package of rights to pay-television broadcaster Sport TV.

Portuguese telco Nos has won the battle for premium domestic football rights, beating rival Altice to deals with nine more clubs.

Benfica’s deal with Nos has triggered a wave of negotiations, with Porto and Sporting Lisbon particularly keen to take advantage of competition in the marketplace.

The value of Formula One media rights increased strongly in Portugal last week, thanks mainly to the aggressive intent of sports broadcaster Eurosport.

Pay-television channel BTV, owned by Portuguese Primeira Liga club Benfica, this month acquired exclusive rights to three second-tier properties in Portugal.

Interview with Domingos Soares de Oliveira, chief executive of Benfica; Bernardo Faria de Carvalho, director of sales & international expansion at Benfica, on BTV's past, present and future.

Uefa last month secured a strong increase in the value of its Champions League rights in Portugal, while the value of its Europa League rights stayed steady.

Cumulative free-to-air television audiences across the big five markets increase for this season's Uefa Europa League, as Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence explains

Pauline McVey analyses domestic audiences on free-to-air television for the Fifa World Cup 2014 qualifiers in Europe’s five biggest markets, and in Portugal L

Mixed Iberian fortunes

First European deals point to increase despite some drops

Recession weighing heavily on state broadcasters across southern Europe

Sportfive secures big fee in Russia for Olympics but still loses money on IOC deal

Crisis in Portugal hits three big football rights properties

NBC deal 'critical' for revamped America's Cup, says Worth

FA up in Europe despite weaker rights package and recession