Benfica TV

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Benfica TV
Former logo
Launched 2 October 2008 (2008-10-02)
Owned by S.L. Benfica S.A.D.
Picture format 576i (16:9) (SDTV),
720p (HDTV)
Audience share 2.1% (BTV 1) (23 May 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 – It becomes available in Cape Verde due to a partnership between MEO and ZAP.[7]
12 July – It leads the ratings with an average a 21.9% share during Benfica's first friendly match of the season, against FC Sion.[8]
  • 2010
November – It reaches one million homes in Portugal.[9][10]
  • 2011
November – It obtains profit for the first time.[11]
  • 2012
5 April – It becomes available in France via Orange.[12]
19 August – It starts the broadcast of Brasileirão matches.[13]
25 October – Benfica confirms that, in the next season, their football matches at the Estádio da Luz will be broadcast by Benfica TV.[14][15]
  • 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).[16][17][18][19][20]
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.[21][22]
1 July – It becomes premium with two channels, each one available in both standard-definition and high-definition resolutions, and is made available on ZON.[23]
10 July – It becomes available again on Cabovisão.[24]
12 July – Farense president António Barão confirms that the club's home games will be broadcast on Benfica TV.[25]
29 July – It surpasses 100,000 subscribers.[26]
12 August – It becomes available again on Vodafone.[27]
25 August – It broadcasts for the first time an official Benfica match 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.[28][29][30]
13 September – It becomes available on Optimus Clix.[31]
24 September – It surpasses 210,000 subscribers.[32]
25 October – Benfica TV 2 is launched with the broadcast of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City.
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 the channel, even if the contract is more "financially interesting".[33]
  • 2014
10 January – Benfica TV LiveMatch is launched as an internet pay-per-view service.
12 January – It is the second most watched TV channel on Portuguese television during O Clássico.[34]
10 February – It reaches 307,872 subscribers, one day before the derby.[35]
27 May – It announces the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[36] On the same day, club president Luís Filipe Vieira reveals that Benfica TV has €30 million of revenue, and says that the channel was not created to compete with Sport TV, but to create contents for Benfica members.[37]
30 May – On an interim report is mentioned that it 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 player transfers.[38]
1 July – Its logo is rebranded to BTV, and an identification number is added for each channel (BTV 1, BTV 2).
28 July – Benfica S.A.D. administrator says that BTV has a revenue around €30 million, more than the previous €7.5 million when they did not manage the broadcasting rights of home games.[39]
31 August – RTP1's Telejornal broadcasts without permission almost 3 minutes of the Lisbon derby match.[40][41] It is the ninth most watched channel of the day with a 1.6% share, joining the top 10 of Portuguese television for the first time.[42]
17 September – Benfica S.A.D. publishes the channel's gross profit of €28.1 million.[43][44]
19 September – RTP2 mysteriously airs BTV's Benfica 10H for 10 minutes, instead of Euronews.[45]
7 November – It becomes available in high-definition in the United States, Canada, France, England, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique.[46][1]
10 December – Domingos Soares de Oliveira expresses the intention of expanding the channel to South Africa and Venezuela to reach more Benfica supporters.[47]
  • 2015
10 January – It officially presents its broadcasting in Canada.[48]
27 February – It becomes the club's second main source of revenue – €16.5 million (16%) – according to the S.A.D.'s quartely report.[49]
26 April – It achieves a 2.0% share and ranks fourth on Portuguese cable TV during O Clássico.[50]

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Football[edit]

Competition Broadcast details
England Premier League All matches per season until June 2016
Portugal Primeira Liga All Benfica home games
Portugal Segunda Liga All Benfica B and Farense home games
Spain Supercopa de España Live in 2015–16 season[51]
Greece Superleague Greece [citation needed]

Basketball[edit]

Competition Broadcast details
Portugal Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol Benfica senior and youth levels (male and female)

Futsal[edit]

Competition Broadcast details
Portugal Liga Portuguesa de Futsal Benfica senior and youth levels (male and female)

Martial arts[edit]

Competition Broadcast details
United States Ultimate Fighting Championship

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

Original programmes[edit]

  • Adeptos como Nós
  • Em Linha
  • Os Grandes Adeptos SLB
  • As Lanças Apontadas
  • Estrelas SLB
  • Os Momentos
  • Caixa Futebol Campus
  • Estúdio BTV
  • Pelas Casas do Benfica
  • Canela até ao Pescoço
  • Fundação Benfica
  • Tempo Corrido
  • Cartão de Sócio
  • Isto é Mística
  • Todos Por Um
  • Catedral dos Sabores
  • Jornal O Benfica
  • Vitórias & Património
  • Cine Benfica
  • Mural dos Fundadores
  • Zona de Decisão

Original programmes produced by Benfica TV

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b International distribution
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  3. ^ ":.: Jornal Record :.:". record.pt. 
  4. ^ "Expresso". Jornal Expresso. 
  5. ^ Benfica TV já rola. YouTube. 10 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Benfica TV na Cabovisão, AR Telecom e Clix Smart TV - Empresas - Jornal de Negócios". jornaldenegocios.pt. 
  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 - TV & Media - DN". DN. 
  10. ^ Edisport. ":.: Canal do clube chega a mais de um milhão de lares - Benfica - Jornal Record :.:". xl.pt. 
  11. ^ "Benfica TV com lucro histórico". xl.pt. 
  12. ^ "Benfica TV pode ser vista em França através da operadora Orange". Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Site Oficial. 
  13. ^ Edisport. ":.: Águias compram jogos do campeonato brasileiro - Benfica - Jornal Record :.:". xl.pt. 
  14. ^ RTP, Rdio e Televiso de Portugal - Carlos Barros. "Benfica SAD confirma que os jogos na Luz passam para a Benfica TV". rtp.pt. 
  15. ^ Comunicado do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
  16. ^ "Comunicado: A Premier League em exclusivo na Benfica TV". Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Site Oficial. 
  17. ^ "Benfica TV seals Premier League rights in Portugal". premierleague.com. 
  18. ^ "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. 
  19. ^ Pimentel, Tiago (28 February 2013). "A Benfica TV vai ter o exclusivo da Premier League". Público. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  20. ^ Nobre, Adriano (28 February 2013). "Benfica TV compra direitos da Liga inglesa". Expresso. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  21. ^ Sousa, Hugo (1 March 2013). "Benfica TV com mensalidade até dez euros". Público. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "Benfica TV vai passar a ser um canal pago". Maisfutebol. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
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  24. ^ http://web3.cmvm.pt/sdi2004/emitentes/docs/FR45948.pdf
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  27. ^ "Benfica TV disponível a 12 de Agosto na Vodafone TV". Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Site Oficial. 
  28. ^ "Benfica – Gil Vicente, 2-1: Luz deu a bênção aos descontos". Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Site Oficial. 
  29. ^ Pedro Pinto. "Benfica TV bate SportTV Live no primeiro confronto 'a sério'". Zapping. 
  30. ^ Pedro Pinto. "'SL Benfica X Gil Vicente' bate 'FC Porto X Marítimo', mesmo transmitido mais cedo". Zapping. 
  31. ^ Benfica TV chega à Optimus Clix
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  33. ^ "Domingos S. Oliveira: “Benfica TV tem rentabilidade acima do esperado”". Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Site Oficial. 
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  35. ^ "Benfica TV ultrapassa os 300 mil assinantes" [Benfica TV surpasses 300 thousand subscribers]. Official website. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  36. ^ "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. 
  37. ^ "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. 
  38. ^ Relatório Intercalar 3º Trimestre 2013/2014 (PDF)
  39. ^ "Direitos na BTV rendem €30 milhões" [BTV rights give €30 million]. Record. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  40. ^ "RTP deu dérbi sem autorização" [RTP broadcast Lisbon derby without permission] (in Portuguese). Record. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  41. ^ RTP transmitted derby without permission
  42. ^ http://s17.postimg.org/j17xwn2nz/image.png
  43. ^ "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. 
  44. ^ "2013–14 Financial Report" (PDF). Official website. CMVM. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  45. ^ "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. 
  46. ^ "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. 
  47. ^ "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. 
  48. ^ "Benfica TV começa a emitir no Canadá" [Benfica TV starts broadcasting in Canada]. SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). 10 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
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  50. ^ Cable TV, 26 April 2015
  51. ^ Candeias, Pedro (26 May 2015). "Messi na BTV" [Messi on BTV] (in Portuguese). Expresso. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 

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