TVTEL (TVTEL Comunicações, S.A.) was a Portuguesedigital satellite and cable pay television service provider. The satellite service started on June 26, 2007, and it was on the Eurobird 9 satellite, broadcasting FTA and Conax-encrypted channels for the entire Europe. It was bought by ZON Multimédia and subsequently closed by it.
Around February 2007, SportTV stopped broadcasting to TVTEL subscribers, causing a major outcry. SportTV justified the move by stating that TVTEL hadn't already start broadcasting exclusively with digital encryption. TVTEL later placed a caption on the channel saying "A SportTV não deixa que a TVTEL cresca, por que será?" (SportTV doesn't allow TVTEL to grow, how come?). It is worth mentioning that SportTV is 50% owned by former competitor (then its new owner) ZON TVCabo.