The Portuguese regulator ANACOM has announced a deadline for the purchase of subsidised TV reception equipment.
In a statement, it says that the country’s DTT network currently provides free access to seven national TV channels, namely RTP1, RTP2, SIC, TVI, RTP3, RTP Memória and ARTV.
Viewers who want to access DTT and live in a DTH area – that is, in an area where access to the DTT service is only available via satellite – have to purchase the so-called “Complementary DTT Kit (DTH)”. This includes a satellite decoder and its card, a remote control and connection cables, and is available at stores recommended by Meo.
It adds that when purchasing the first two Complementary DTT Kits (DTH) per household viewers can benefit from a subsidy as long as they do not have pay-TV services at their address.
This subsidy can be requested until December 9. The price of the Complementary DTT Kit (DTH) is €77 and the value of the subsidy to be awarded (if the requirements are met) is €47. Therefore, after the subsidy, the final cost of the equipment will be €30.