Free Digital TV in Portugal

06 Jan 2010
Posted by Laptop Junction

DVB-T digital TV in Portugal was officially launched in May 2009 in 29 municipalities. Although it’s still brand new, digital coverage in December 2009 / January 2010 can already be found in the bigger cities. Read about it here.
 

TDT – Televisao Digital Terrestre - Digital TV in Portugal

TDT  – Televisao Digital Terrestre is the official name of DVB-T digital TV in Portugal. The name and the TDT logo was revealed at the launch of the service in may 2009. Portugal however already started experimenting with TDT in 1998 in Lisabon, together with many other European national broadcasters.
 

  TDT Televisao Digital Terrestre by Portugal Telecom
TDT Televisao Digital Terrestre by Portugal Telecom

Portugal FreeView / Free-to-Air channel list

Using a simple Pinnacle DVB-T receiver with USB interface, FreeView / Free to Air digital TV in Portugal can watched on a laptop. The channel list in December 2009 / January 2010 is modest with 5 broadcasters of which 2 are form the national television. The list was the same on most locations, such as Viana do Castelo (above Porto) and Beja (in Alentejo above the Algarve)

  Digital TV DVB-T TDT Channel list in Portugal.
Digital TV DVB-T TDT Channel list in Portugal.


Read about fast prepaid 3G internet in Portugal.
 

DVB-T equipment for watching Free Digital TV in portugal

Equipment to watch DVB-T in Portugal is simple, a small 5 cm high omni-directional antenna, a USB DVB-T receiver and a laptop.

Pinnacle DVB-T USB adapter stick to watch TDT Digital TV PCTV in Portugal
Pinnacle DVB-T USB adapter stick to watch TDT Digital TV PCTV in Portugal

 

DVB-T antenna to Watch digital TV on a laptop in Portugal
DVB-T antenna to Watch digital TV on a laptop in Portugal


Below a snapshot of the RTP1 channel

Digital TV on a laptop through USB watching TDT channel RTP1 in Portugal

Read about Free Digital TV in France and Free Digital TV in Spain.

 

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