Benfica TV

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Benfica TV
Former logo
Launched 10 December 2008 (2008-12-10)
Owned by S.L. Benfica S.A.D.
Picture format 576i (16:9) (SDTV),
720p (HDTV)
Audience share 0.8% (BTV 1) (31 January 2015, GfK/CAEM)
Country Portugal
Language Portuguese
Broadcast area Angola
Canada
Cape Verde
England
France
Luxembourg
Mozambique
Portugal
Switzerland
United States
Headquarters Estádio da Luz - Door 27
Website slbenfica.pt/btv
Availability
Satellite
MEO Channel 31 (BTV 2)
Channel 32 (BTV 1 HD)
NOS Channel 30 (BTV 1)
Channel 31 (BTV 2)
Channel 33 (BTV 1 HD)
ZAP
(Angola, Mozambique)
Channel 24 (BTV 1)
Cable
Rogers
(Canada)
Channel 793 (BTV 1)
Premium Sports
(Canada, U.S.)
Globecast
(Canada, England)
IPTV
MEO Channel 30 (BTV 1)
Channel 31 (BTV 2)
Channel 32 (BTV 1 HD)
Channel 33 (BTV 2 HD)
NOS Channel 30 (BTV 1)
Channel 31 (BTV 2)
Channel 32 (BTV 1 HD)
Channel 33 (BTV 2 HD)
Vodafone Channel 31 (BTV 1)
Channel 32 (BTV 1 HD)
Channel 33 (BTV 2)
Channel 34 (BTV 2 HD)
Cabovisão Channel 70 (BTV 1)
Channel 71 (BTV 1 HD)
Channel 72 (BTV 2)
Channel 73 (BTV 2 HD)
CVMultimédia
(Cape Verde)
Orange
(France)
Channel 444 (BTV 1)
SFR
(France)
Channel 617 (BTV 1)
Numericable
(France)
Channel 169 (BTV 1 HD)
Free
(France)
Numericable
(Luxembourg)
Channel 355 (BTV 1 HD)
PostTV
(Luxembourg)
Channel 433 (BTV 1)
Eltrona
(Luxembourg)
Netplus
(Switzerland)
Channel 552 (BTV 1)
Bell
(Canada)
Channel 886 (BTV 1)
Streaming media
LiveMatch livematch.slbenfica.pt

Benfica TV or BTV is a Portuguese sports-oriented premium cable and satellite television network with 2 channels operated by S.L. Benfica. It is the first Portuguese sports club television channel and the first in the world to live broadcast its own professional football matches. Its headquarters are located at the Estádio da Luz, having a second studio at the Caixa Futebol Campus.

In Portugal, it is available on cable, IPTV and satellite packages of MEO and NOS, and on Cabovisão and Vodafone (both IPTV). Internationally, it is available in Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, England, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Canada and the United States.[1][2]

History[edit]

Benfica TV first aired on 2 October 2008 with an experimental broadcast of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup match between Napoli and Benfica. The broadcast reached the Middle East, North Africa, the United States, Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, Andorra, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Monaco and Switzerland.[3]

Timeline[edit]

  • 2008
10 December – Regular broadcasts start at 10:00 (WET) on MEO.[4][5]
  • 2009
10 January – Benfica TV becomes available on Cabovisão, Ar Telecom and Clix.[6]
13 March – Benfica TV becomes available in Cape Verde due to a partnership between MEO and ZAP.[7]
12 July – Benfica TV leads the ratings with an average share of 21.9% during Benfica's first friendly match of the season, against FC Sion.[8]
  • 2010
November – Benfica TV reaches one million homes in Portugal.[9][10]
  • 2011
November – Benfica TV obtains profit for the first time.[11]
  • 2012
5 April – Benfica TV becomes available in France via Orange.[12]
19 August – Benfica TV starts the broadcast of Brasileirão matches.[13]
March / August – Benfica TV registers a growth of 155% in ratings compared with the same period in 2010, reaching a share of 0.2%, beating Porto Canal.[14]
November – Benfica TV continues profitable.[15]
25 October – Benfica confirms that, in the next season, their football matches at the Estádio da Luz will be broadcast by Benfica TV.[16][17]
  • 2013
28 February – Benfica announces that Benfica TV will exclusively broadcast, in Portugal, the next three seasons of the Premier League (2013–14 to 2015–16).[18][19][20][21][22]
1 March – Domingos Soares de Oliveira (Benfica S.A.D. administrator) confirms that Benfica TV will be a subscription based channel in the 2013–14 season.[23][24]
1 July – Benfica TV becomes premium with two channels, each one available in both standard-definition and high-definition resolutions, and is made available on ZON.[25]
10 July – Benfica TV becomes available again on Cabovisão.[26]
12 July – Farense president António Barão confirms that the club's home games will be broadcast on Benfica TV.[27]
29 July – Benfica TV surpasses 100,000 subscribers.[28]
12 August – Benfica TV becomes available again on Vodafone.[29]
14 August – Benfica TV surpasses 150,000 subscribers.[30]
20 August – Benfica TV obtains higher ratings than its direct competitor Sport TV Live in the beginning of the 2013–14 season.[31]
23 August – Luís Filipe Vieira reveals the launching of Benfica TV 2 in October.[32]
25 August – Benfica TV broadcasts for the first time an official football match of Benfica at the Estádio da Luz, and obtains an average rating of 1.8 and a 5.6% share, leading the audiences of Portuguese pay television and surpassing all Sport TV channels.[33][34][35]
29 August – Benfica TV beats Sport TV[36]
13 September – Benfica TV becomes available on Optimus Clix.[37]
24 September – Benfica TV surpasses 210,000 subscribers.[38]
25 October – Benfica TV 2 is launched with the broadcast of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City.
1 December – Benfica TV surpasses 231,000 subscribers and obtains a revenue of €4.9 million.[39]
10 December – Benfica S.A.D. administrator reveals that Benfica TV has higher rentability than expected and that some Portuguese clubs were pressured to not sign a contract with Benfica TV, even if the contract is more "financially interesting".[40]
  • 2014
10 January – Benfica TV LiveMatch is launched as an internet pay-per-view service.
12 January – Benfica TV is the second most watched TV channel on Portuguese television during O Clássico.[41]
30 January – Benfica TV reaches 280,000 subscribers.[42]
10 February – Benfica TV reaches 307,872 subscribers, one day before the derby.[43]
10 March – Benfica TV beats Sport TV1 and Sport TV Live.[44]
15 March – Benfica TV is broadcast as non-premium channel in Portugal during 24 hours.[45]
4 April – Benfica TV internationally praised was present in a workshop of club channels and was described as the clear winner of the event.[46]
20 April – Benfica TV hits historical results with the special broadcast and transmission of the game that confirms the title of National Football Champion.[47][48]
27 May – Benfica TV announces the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[49]
On the same day, and at an interview on primetime, Luís Filipe Vieira reveals that Benfica TV has €30 million of revenue. The club's president also said that is irreversible that the club's home games will cease to be broadcast on the club's official television and that Benfica TV was not created to compete with Sport TV, but to create contents for Members of Benfica.[50]
30 May – On an interim report is mentioned that Benfica TV has generated €20.2 million in revenue since July 2013 and that revenues from television rights became the main source of income of the club's S.A.D., after the players sales.[51]
19 June – Broadcasting rights of the 2014 Taça de Honra are guaranteed by Benfica TV.[52]
1 July – "Benfica TV" is renamed "BTV" and an identification number is added for each channel (BTV 1, BTV 2).
28 July – Benfica S.A.D. administrator says BTV has a revenue around €30 million, more than the previous €7.5 million when they did not manage the broadcasting rights of Benfica home games.[53]
31 August – RTP1's Telejornal broadcasts without permission almost 3 minutes of the Lisbon derby match.[54][55] BTV is the ninth most watched channel of the day with 1.6% share, joining the Top 10 of Portuguese television for the first time.[56]
17 September – Benfica S.A.D. publishes BTV's gross profit of €28.1 million.[57][58]
19 September – RTP2 mysteriously airs BTV's Benfica 10H for 10 minutes, instead of Euronews.[59]
7 November – BTV becomes available in high-definition in the United States, Canada, France, England, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique.[60][1]
10 December – Domingos Soares de Oliveira expresses the intention of expanding BTV to South Africa and Venezuela to reach more Benfica supporters.[61]
17 December – Lanças Apontadas announces the live broadcast of the Match for Africa 2 (Roger Federer vs Stan Wawrinka) and the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana on BTV 2.
  • 2015
10 January – Benfica TV officially presents its broadcasting in Canada.[62]
27 February – Benfica TV becomes the club's second main source of revenue – €16.5 million (16%) – according to the S.A.D.'s quartely report.[63]

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Football leagues[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Informative blocks[edit]

  • Benfica 10 Horas
  • Notícias
  • Benfica 14 Horas
  • Última Hora
  • Benfica 21 Horas
  • Emissão Especial
  • Benfica 24 Horas

Daily broadcast

Occasional broadcast

List of programmes[edit]

  • 105x68
  • 45 Minutos
  • Adeptos como Nós
  • Ai a Tibiotársica!
  • Alta Fidelidade
  • Aquecimento
  • Benfica Fan Zone
  • Caixa Futebol Campus
  • Canela até ao Pescoço
  • Cartão de Sócio
  • Catedral dos Sabores
  • Cheerleaders
  • Cine BTV
  • Contas Feitas Dúvidas Desfeitas
  • Corporate Club
  • Couratos e Bifanas
  • Debate
  • Debate da Tertúlia Benfiquista
  • Duo Dinâmico
  • Em Defesa do Benfica
  • Em Linha
  • E Pluribus Unum
  • Estrelas SLB
  • Estúdio BTV
  • Fundação Benfica
  • Futebol SLB
  • Futebol de Ligas
  • Os Gloriosos
  • Os Grandes Adeptos SLB
  • Os Grandes Dias da Benfica TV
  • Isto é Mística
  • Jogo Limpo
  • A Jornada
  • Jornal O Benfica
  • As Lanças Apontadas
  • O Maior Benfiquista
  • A Máxima dos Máximos
  • Os Momentos Mais Incríveis do Desporto
  • Mural dos Fundadores
  • Off the Record
  • Outras Modalidades
  • Pelas Casas do Benfica
  • Puto Miguel
  • As Regras dos Jogos
  • Relatório e Contras
  • Reportagem Especial
  • Sport Lisboa e Modalidades
  • Tempo Corrido
  • Todos Por Um
  • O Topo do Craque
  • Vitórias e Património
  • Zona de Decisão

Original programmes produced by Benfica TV

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b International distribution
  2. ^ Operators
  3. ^ Benfica-Nápoles chega a 44 milhões de falantes de português
  4. ^ Benfica TV arrancou hoje com bloco noticioso
  5. ^ Benfica TV já rola
  6. ^ Benfica TV na Cabovisão, AR Telecom e Clix Smart TV
  7. ^ Zap TV leva Benfica TV a Cabo Verde
  8. ^ Benfica TV lidera audiências durante o primeiro jogo do clube
  9. ^ Benfica TV chega a um milhão de lares
  10. ^ Canal do clube chega a mais de um milhão de lares
  11. ^ Benfica TV com lucro histórico
  12. ^ Benfica TV pode ser vista em França através da operadora Orange
  13. ^ Águias compram jogos do campeonato brasileiro
  14. ^ "Benfica TV ganha ao Porto Canal". Correio da Manhã. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  15. ^ Benfica TV lucrou cinco mil euros
  16. ^ Benfica SAD confirma que os jogos na Luz passam para a Benfica TV
  17. ^ Comunicado do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
  18. ^ Comunicado: A Premier League em exclusivo na Benfica TV
  19. ^ Benfica TV seals Premier League rights in Portugal
  20. ^ "Benfica TV terá pago mais de 7,5 milhões de euros para ter a Premier League". Jornal de Negócios. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  21. ^ Pimentel, Tiago (28 February 2013). "A Benfica TV vai ter o exclusivo da Premier League". Público. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  22. ^ Nobre, Adriano (28 February 2013). "Benfica TV compra direitos da Liga inglesa". Expresso. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  23. ^ Sousa, Hugo (1 March 2013). "Benfica TV com mensalidade até dez euros". Público. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  24. ^ "Benfica TV vai passar a ser um canal pago". Maisfutebol. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  25. ^ Comunicado: Benfica TV canal premium na MEO, ZON e ZAP
  26. ^ http://web3.cmvm.pt/sdi2004/emitentes/docs/FR45948.pdf
  27. ^ Curado, Paulo; Cunha, Pedro (17 January 2014). "Cronologia Benfica TV" [Benfica TV chronology]. Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  28. ^ Benfica TV ultrapassa os 100 mil assinantes
  29. ^ Benfica TV disponível a 12 de Agosto na Vodafone TV
  30. ^ Benfica TV ultrapassa os 150 mil assinantes
  31. ^ Benfica TV vence primeiro confronto com Sport TV Live
  32. ^ Presidente anuncia Benfica TV 2 a partir de Outubro
  33. ^ Benfica – Gil Vicente, 2-1: Luz deu a bênção aos descontos
  34. ^ Benfica TV bate SportTV Live no primeiro confronto 'a sério'
  35. ^ ‘SL Benfica X Gil Vicente’ bate ‘FC Porto X Marítimo’, mesmo transmitido mais cedo
  36. ^ "Benfica TV ganha à Sport TV". NovidadesTV. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  37. ^ Benfica TV chega à Optimus Clix
  38. ^ Luís Filipe Vieira: “Benfica TV já ultrapassou os 210 mil assinantes”
  39. ^ Relatório Intercalar 1º Trimestre 2013/2014 (PDF)
  40. ^ Domingos S. Oliveira: “Benfica TV tem rentabilidade acima do esperado”
  41. ^ Pinto, Pedro (13 January 2014). "Benfica TV atinge resultado histórico e chega a vice-liderar audiências" [Benfica TV reaches historic result]. ZappingTV (in Portuguese). Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  42. ^ Paulo, Curado (30 January 2014). "Eusébio e FC Porto levam Benfica TV aos 280 mil assinantes" [Eusébio and FC Porto take Benfica TV to 280 thousand subscribers]. Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  43. ^ "Benfica TV ultrapassa os 300 mil assinantes" [Benfica TV surpasses 300 thousand subscribers]. Official website. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  44. ^ "Benfica TV bate Sport TV1 e Sport TV Live. Jogo da Luz é o mais visto do dia" [Benfica TV beats Sport TV1 and Sport TV Live and it's the most watched of the day]. ZappingTV (in Portuguese). 9 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  45. ^ "Benfica TV em canal aberto durante o próximo sábado" [Benfica TV free channel during next Saturday]. Official website (in Portuguese). 11 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  46. ^ "Benfica TV elogiada em workshop de canais de clubes de Futebol" [Benfica TV praised in workshop of Football club channels]. Official website (in Portuguese). 4 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  47. ^ "Benfica TV com resultados históricos no dia de ontem" [Benfica TV with historical results yesterday]. NovidadesTV (in Portuguese). 21 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  48. ^ "Benfica TV e ‘Benfica – Olhanense’ alcançam resultados históricos" [Benfica TV and 'Benfica - Olhanense' reach historical results]. ZappingTV (in Portuguese). 21 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  49. ^ "Ultimate Fighting Championship chegou à Benfica TV" [Ultimate Fighting Championship arrives to Benfica TV] (in Portuguese). Official website. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  50. ^ "Luís Filipe Vieira: “A Benfica TV tem 30 milhões de receitas”" [Luís Filipe Vieira: “Benfica TV has 30 million revenue”]. Official website (in Portuguese). 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  51. ^ Relatório Intercalar 3º Trimestre 2013/2014 (PDF)
  52. ^ "Football: Lisbon’s FA Honor Cup live on Benfica TV". Official website. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  53. ^ "Direitos na BTV rendem €30 milhões" [BTV rights give €30 million]. Record. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  54. ^ "RTP deu dérbi sem autorização" [RTP broadcast Lisbon derby without permission] (in Portuguese). Record. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  55. ^ RTP transmitted derby without permission
  56. ^ http://s17.postimg.org/j17xwn2nz/image.png
  57. ^ "Benfica TV com receitas brutas de 28,1 milhões de euros" [Benfica TV with a gross profit of €28.1 million] (in Portuguese). 18 September 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  58. ^ "2013–14 Financial Report". Official website. CMVM. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  59. ^ "RTP2 transmitiu BTV em sinal aberto por 10 minutos" [RTP2 broadcast BTV for free for 10 minutes] (in Portuguese). Record. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  60. ^ "BTV já emite em HD também no estrangeiro" [BTV broadcasts in HD in foreign countries]. Official website (in Portuguese). 10 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  61. ^ "Domingos S. Oliveira: "Não há modelo que se assemelhe à BTV"" ["There is no model that resembles BTV"] (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  62. ^ "Benfica TV começa a emitir no Canadá" [Benfica TV starts broadcasting in Canada]. SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). 10 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  63. ^ Pereira, Ricardo (27 February 2015). "Benfica TV já é a 2.ª principal fonte de rendimento" [Benfica TV already is the 2nd main source of revenue] (in Portuguese). Record. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 

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