Benfica TV

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BTV
Logo Benfica TV.png
Launched 10 December 2008; 5 years ago (2008-12-10)
Owned by S.L. Benfica S.A.D.
Picture format SDTV
HDTV
Audience share 5,5% (August 2013, GfK[1][2])
Country Portugal
Language Portuguese
Broadcast area Portugal
Headquarters Estádio da Luz – Door 27
Website slbenfica.pt/btv
Availability
Satellite
MEO 28
29 (HD)
NOS 30
31 (HD)
ZAP
(Angola, Mozambique)
24
Orange
(France)
444
IPTV
MEO 28, 29
30, 31 (HD)
NOS 30, 31
32, 33 (HD)
Cabovisão 70, 72
71, 73 (HD)
Vodafone 31, 33
32, 34 (HD)
Premium Sports (Canada, United States) BTV 1, BTV 2
Streaming media
AoVivo (Live) aovivo.slbenfica.pt

BTV (previously Benfica TV) is a subscription based television channel 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. It also broadcasts Farense's league home games. Its headquarters are located at the Estádio da Luz, having a second studio at the Caixa Futebol Campus.

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]

Chronology[edit]

  • 2008
10 December – Regular broadcasts start at 10:00 on MEO.[4]
  • 2009
10 January – Benfica TV becomes available on Cabovisão, Ar Telecom and Clix.[5]
13 March – Benfica TV becomes available in Cape Verde due to a partnership between MEO and ZAP.[6]
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.[7]
  • 2010
November – Benfica TV reaches one million homes in Portugal.[8][9]
  • 2011
November – Benfica TV obtains profit for the first time.[10]
  • 2012
5 April – Benfica TV becomes available in France via Orange.[11]
19 August – Benfica TV starts the broadcast of Brasileirão matches.[12]
March / August – Benfica TV registers a growth of 155% in ratings compared with the same period in 2010, reaching a share of 0,2%.[13]
November – Benfica TV continues profitable.[14]
25 October – Benfica confirms that, in the next season, their football matches at the Estádio da Luz will be broadcast by Benfica TV.[15][16]
  • 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).[17][18][19][20][21]
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.[22][23]
1 July – Benfica TV becomes a premium channel and also available on ZON.[24]
10 July – Benfica TV becomes available again on Cabovisão.[25]
12 July – Farense president António Barão confirms that the club's home matches will be broadcast on Benfica TV.[26]
29 July – Benfica TV surpasses 100.000 subscribers.[27]
12 August – Benfica TV becomes available again on Vodafone.[28]
14 August – Benfica TV surpasses 150.000 subscribers.[29]
20 August – Benfica TV obtains higher ratings than its direct competitor Sport TV Live in the beginning of the 2013–14 season.[30]
23 August – Luís Filipe Vieira reveals the launching of Benfica TV 2 in October.[31]
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 share 5,6%, leading the audiences of Portuguese pay television and surpassing all Sport TV channels.[32][33][34]
13 September – Benfica TV becomes available on Optimus Clix.[35]
24 September – Benfica TV surpasses 210.000 subscribers.[36]
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.[37]
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".[38]
  • 2014
10 January – Benfica TV AoVivo is launched as an internet pay-per-view service available to most countries, except Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, the United States, Canada and Brazil.
12 January – Benfica TV is the second most watched TV channel on Portuguese television during O Clássico.[39]
30 January – Benfica TV reaches 280.000 subscribers.[40]
10 February – Benfica TV reaches 307.872 subscribers, one day before the derby.[41]
10 March – Benfica TV beats Sport TV1 and Sport TV Live.[42]
15 March – Benfica TV is broadcast as non-premium channel in Portugal during 24 hours.[43]
4 April – Benfica TV internationally praised was present in a workshop of club channels and was described as the clear winner of the event.[44]
20 April – Benfica TV hits historical results with the special broadcast and transmission of the game that confirms the title of National Football Champion.[45][46]
27 May – Benfica TV announces the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[47]
On the same day, and at an interview on primetime, Luís Filipe Vieira reveals that Benfica TV has 30 million euros 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.[48]
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 SAD, after the players sales.[49]
19 June – Television rights of the 2014 Taça de Honra are guaranteed by Benfica TV.[50]
1 July – "Benfica TV" was changed to "BTV" and an identification number was added for each channel (BTV 1, BTV 2).

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Football leagues[edit]

International competitions[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Informative blocks[edit]

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

Daily broadcast

Occasional broadcast

List of programmes[edit]

  • Adeptos como Nós
  • Estúdio BTV
  • Relatório e Contras
  • Sport Lisboa e Modalidades (Outras Modalidades)
  • As Lanças Apontadas
  • Fundação Benfica
  • Reportagem Especial
  • Off the Record
  • Caixa Futebol Campus
  • Futebol SLB
  • Tempo Corrido
  • Topo do Craque
  • Canela até ao Pescoço
  • Isto é Mística
  • Todos Por Um
  • 105x68
  • Cartão de Sócio
  • Jornal O Benfica
  • Vitórias e Património
  • Aquecimento
  • Catedral dos Sabores
  • Mural dos Fundadores
  • Zona de Decisão
  • Jogo Limpo
  • Cine Benfica
  • Os Grandes Adeptos SLB
  • Alta Fidelidade
  • Ai a Tibiotársica!
  • Em Linha
  • Os Momentos
  • A Jornada SLB
  • As Regras dos Jogos
  • Estrelas SLB
  • Pelas Casas do Benfica
  • Debate
  • Contas Feitas Dúvidas Desfeitas

Original programmes produced by Benfica TV

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benfica TV ganha à Sport TV". Correio da Manhã. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Benfica TV ganha ao Porto Canal". Correio da Manhã. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Benfica-Nápoles chega a 44 milhões de falantes de português
  4. ^ Benfica TV arrancou hoje com bloco noticioso
  5. ^ Benfica TV na Cabovisão, AR Telecom e Clix Smart TV
  6. ^ Zap TV leva Benfica TV a Cabo Verde
  7. ^ Benfica TV lidera audiências durante o primeiro jogo do clube
  8. ^ Benfica TV chega a um milhão de lares
  9. ^ Canal do clube chega a mais de um milhão de lares
  10. ^ Benfica TV com lucro histórico
  11. ^ Benfica TV pode ser vista em França através da operadora Orange
  12. ^ Águias compram jogos do campeonato brasileiro
  13. ^ Benfica TV ganha ao Porto Canal
  14. ^ Benfica TV lucrou cinco mil euros
  15. ^ Benfica SAD confirma que os jogos na Luz passam para a Benfica TV
  16. ^ Comunicado do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
  17. ^ Comunicado: A Premier League em exclusivo na Benfica TV
  18. ^ Benfica TV seals Premier League rights in Portugal
  19. ^ "Benfica TV terá pago mais de 7,5 milhões de euros para ter a Premier League". Jornal de Negócios. 1 March 2013. 
  20. ^ Pimentel, Tiago (28 February 2013). "A Benfica TV vai ter o exclusivo da Premier League". Público. 
  21. ^ Nobre, Adriano (28 February 2013). "Benfica TV compra direitos da Liga inglesa". Expresso. 
  22. ^ Sousa, Hugo (1 March 2013). "Benfica TV com mensalidade até dez euros". Público. 
  23. ^ "Benfica TV vai passar a ser um canal pago". Maisfutebol. 1 March 2013. 
  24. ^ Comunicado: Benfica TV canal premium na MEO, ZON e ZAP
  25. ^ http://web3.cmvm.pt/sdi2004/emitentes/docs/FR45948.pdf
  26. ^ Curado, Paulo; Cunha, Pedro (17 January 2014). "Cronologia Benfica TV" [Benfica TV chronology]. Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  27. ^ Benfica TV ultrapassa os 100 mil assinantes
  28. ^ Benfica TV disponível a 12 de Agosto na Vodafone TV
  29. ^ Benfica TV ultrapassa os 150 mil assinantes
  30. ^ Benfica TV vence primeiro confronto com Sport TV Live
  31. ^ Presidente anuncia Benfica TV 2 a partir de Outubro
  32. ^ Benfica – Gil Vicente, 2-1: Luz deu a bênção aos descontos
  33. ^ Benfica TV bate SportTV Live no primeiro confronto 'a sério'
  34. ^ ‘SL Benfica X Gil Vicente’ bate ‘FC Porto X Marítimo’, mesmo transmitido mais cedo
  35. ^ Benfica TV chega à Optimus Clix
  36. ^ Luís Filipe Vieira: “Benfica TV já ultrapassou os 210 mil assinantes”
  37. ^ Relatório Intercalar 1º Trimestre 2013/2014 (PDF)
  38. ^ Domingos S. Oliveira: “Benfica TV tem rentabilidade acima do esperado”
  39. ^ 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. 
  40. ^ 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. 
  41. ^ "Benfica TV ultrapassa os 300 mil assinantes" [Benfica TV surpasses 300 thousand subscribers]. Official website. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  42. ^ "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. 
  43. ^ "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. 
  44. ^ "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. 
  45. ^ "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. 
  46. ^ "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. 
  47. ^ "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. 
  48. ^ "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. 
  49. ^ Relatório Intercalar 3º Trimestre 2013/2014 (PDF)
  50. ^ "Football: Lisbon’s FA Honor Cup live on Benfica TV". Official website. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 

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