Portugal

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

Meo, the Portuguese pay-television operator owned by telecommunications company Altice, has acquired rights for the home matches of the country’s Primeira Liga top-tier football club Rio Ave.

Meo, the Portuguese pay-television operator owned by telecommunications firm Altice, has acquired rights to the Segunda Liga, the second tier of club football in the country.

Portuguese telco Nos has sealed long-term rights deals with eight additional clubs in the country’s top-tier football Primeira Liga.

Portuguese Primeira Liga football clubs Porto and Sporting Lisbon have agreed new deals with telcos Portugal Telecom and Nos respectively.

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.

Portuguese telecommunications firm NOS has said it is keen to explore partnerships with other Primeira Liga football clubs in the wake of its deal with reigning champions Benfica.

Digital sports media company Perform has acquired exclusive rights for the English Premier League in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein, while Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV has been awarded rights for the top division of football in England.

Portuguese telco NOS has acquired rights for matches featuring the country’s Primeira Liga top-tier football club Benfica.

The Formula E electric car-racing series has extended its media rights deal with Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV and renewed a video partnership with technology developer 360 Racing.

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

Pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport has acquired exclusive television and digital media rights in Portugal to the Formula One motor-racing world championship.

Portuguese media company NOS has joined forces with domestic pay-television broadcaster Sport TV and Korean electronics company Samsung to broadcast a match from Portugal’s Primeira Liga top-tier football club competition in virtual reality.

The Vodafone Portugal division of telecommunications company Vodafone has struck a deal with global programming provider SPI International to carry a number of sports channels on its TV Net Voz IPTV platform.

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.

Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV has acquired rights for the 35th America’s Cup sailing showpiece.