Sport tv 3 is a Portuguese sports-oriented premium cable and satellite television network with five premium channels in Portugal, one sports news channel and two channels in Portuguese-speaking Africa. The first channel, then only known as Sport TV, was launched on 16 September 1998. It is owned by Portugal Telecom, NOS, Vodafone Portugal and Global Media Group (and originally had the participation of RTP). It is available in almost all television distribution operators in Portugal as a premium subscription channel.
Sport tv 3 broadcasts mainly association football, basketball, volleyball, rugby, surf, golf, athletics, wrestling and American sports, combat sports, auto racing and tennis. It also features debates, news and sports reports.
On 16 September 2005, seven years after the opening of the first channel, Sport TV launched a second channel, SportTV 2. It regularly broadcasts alternative sports such as mountaineering, cycling and radical sports. The channel was available only through ZON TV Funtastic Life package, but the model did not work. They relaunched the channel as a premium channel, also available on Cabovisão and Portugal Telecom’s MEO. This was followed in June 2008 by SportTV 3.
On January 22, 2010, the thematic golf channel SPORT.TV Golfe and its HD simulcast, SPORT.TV Golfe HD were launched.
On August 13, 2010, they launched SPORT.TV Liga Inglesa, a HD channel dedicated to the Premier League, broadcasting 380 games and 400 highlights per season, made by the Premier League (also broadcasting on other countries).
On January 7, 2011, SPORT.TV1, SPORT.TV2 and SPORT.TV3 started to broadcast in 16:9.
On August 13, 2011, all of the SportTV main channels started to broadcast in HD and it was launched a new channel, SPORT.TV4, that also is available in HD. At the same time, the Sport TV HD channel ended its two-year run.
On June 5, 2013, Sport TV stopped broadcasting in the United States.
On August 1, 2013, SPORT TV launched a new channel, SPORT.TV Live, replacing SPORT.TV4.
On August 14, 2014, SPORT.TV Live was renamed to SPORT.TV4 again (there’s also SPORT.TV4 HD). SPORT.TV Golfe was renamed to SPORT.TV5, which is also available in HD.
Portugal Telecom (25%)
Vodafone Portugal (25%)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 576i (SDTV)
“O seu desporto favorito.” (“Your favorite sport.”)