Screening and Subscription Fees

Screening Fee

Advertiser charge of 4% (3.2% ICA revenue and 0.8% Cinemateca revenue) on the price paid for:

• Commercial advertising displayed in cinemas;
• Audiovisual commercial communication broadcast or transmitted by television operators or, by any means, transmitted by distribution operators;
• Audiovisual commercial communication included in audiovisual on demand services;
• Advertising included in electronic programming guides, regardless of the display, broadcast or transmission platform.

Legal Base

• No.1 of Article 10 of Law no. 55/2012, of 6th of September, as amended by Law no. 28/2014 of 19th of May
Decree-Law No. 9/2013, of 24th of January: regulates the settlement, collection, payment and inspection of the screening fee;
Law no. 28/2014, of 19th of May, amended and added articles regarding the inspection, infractions and fines to be applied in case of legal breaches.

TV Services Subscription Fee

Operators of subscription-based television services are subject to an annual fee for each subscription for access to television services.

• € 2.00 / subscription to access to TV services (Article 4 of Law no. 28/2014 of 19th of May, introduces a transitional provision to this standard, from 2014 to 2019 the fee is € 1.75 / subscription to access TV services).


ICP -ANACOM transfers annually:

• From 2014 to 2020: the equivalent to 75% of the total amount payable by the operators of subscription-based television services (Article 4 of Law no. 28/2014 of 19th of May, introduces a transitional provision to this standard.

- In 2014, the amount to be transferred is equivalent to the total amount due by the operators of subscription-based services in that year.

- From 2015 to 2019, the amount to be transferred corresponds to the total amount due each year by the operators of subscription-based television services, multiplied by an updating factor equivalent to the cumulative variation of the consumer price index for 2014, calculated by the National Institute of Statistics Office, IP (Instituto Nacional de Estatística).

• From 2021 onwards, the amount to be transferred is multiplied by an updating factor equivalent to the cumulative variation of the consumer price index for 2020, calculated by the National Institute of Statistics Office, IP (Instituto Nacional de Estatística).

Legal Base

• No. 2 of Article 10 of Law no. 55/2012 of 6th of September
• No. 1 and 2 of Article 12-A. of Law no. 55/2012 of 6th of September