Portugal

Portuguese public-service broadcaster RTP has acquired rights for the 2018 winter Olympic Games, which get underway today (Friday) in Pyeongchang.

Benfica’s in-house pay-television channel, BTV, will continue to show the Primeira Liga top-tier football club's games until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV has entered into a multi-year rights partnership with US wrestling organisation WWE.

Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV is launching a new 4K channel to showcase its football coverage.

Multinational telecommunications company Altice has seen its hopes of completing a takeover of Portuguese media group Media Capital suffer a blow after the country’s telecom market watchdog Anacom declared that the deal would create serious competition issues and impact on consumers.

Media company CSI Sports has signed carriage deals for its Fight Sports pay-television channel in Portugal, Indonesia and Nepal, and extended an agreement with Singaporean pay-television broadcaster Singtel.

Multinational telecommunications company Altice has further strengthened its position in the Portuguese market by sealing an agreement to acquire Spanish media group Prisa’s stake in Media Capital.

Altice has entered talks with rival media company Prisa to acquire a majority stake in the latter’s Portugal-based Media Capital.

Portuguese commercial broadcaster TVI has acquired rights to the World Touring Car Championship motor racing series.

US pay-television channel GolTV has acquired rights to the Primeira Liga, the top division of club football in Portugal.

Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV has sublicensed exclusive rights for the Formula One motor-racing world championship from international sports broadcaster Eurosport.

Telecommunications company Portugal Telecom has confirmed the acquisition of a 25-per-cent stake in domestic pay-television broadcaster Sport TV.

Meo, the pay-television platform of Portugal Telecom, has agreed a carriage deal for NBA TV, the cable and satellite television channel operated by the North American basketball league.

Benfica has requested a review of its media-rights deal with Nos after claiming that the telecommunications company’s agreement with rival Portuguese football club Sporting is worth more.

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.

Portuguese commercial broadcaster TVI has acquired a package of rights to the country’s national football team, according to Expresso.

Portuguese public-service broadcaster RTP has acquired rights to domestic club football competition the Taça da Liga.