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Telefónica takes originals strategy to Latin America

Telefónica is to take its slate of Spanish originals to the Latin American market with the launch of the Movistar Series channel in 12 Latin American countries. Movistar Series will offer Telefónica’s 12 original series and a selection of Latin American productions through the group’s Movistar TV and Movistar Play platforms. The new channel will […]

Viacom strikes Movistar Play mobile streaming deal

Viacom will launch a range of TV channels and content in Latin America through a deal with mobile streaming provider Movistar Play. The deal marks the first time Movistar owner Telefónica has secured such an agreement for its mobile and broadband customers. It is also a milestone for Viacom, marking the first time it has […]

Report: Telefonica close to agreeing Spanish Netflix deal

Telefonica is reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Netflix that will see it integrate the SVOD service into its Movistar+ platform in Spain. El Español and Reuters both reported that the deal is still to being finalised, while El Confidencial reported that the agreement is due to be announced in mid-February. The deal will […]

Telefónica launches DTH service in Costa Rica

Telefónica is launching a Movistar satellite TV service in Costa Rica. The telco is differentiating its service in an already-competitive pay TV market by offering a pre-paid service, allowing users to sign up without a long-term commitment. Users can sign up for the service using their national ID cards on the movistar.cr website. Movistar then […]

Telefónica and Disney to launch new Movistar Disney channel

Spanish pay TV operator Movistar and Disney have struck a deal that will see a new channel – Movistar Disney – launch on the Movistar+ platform in December. Movistar – the brand name for Telefónica’s consumer service – and Disney will create what is the second international service co-branded between Disney and a TV platform […]

Fans staying with eSports as they age, says Spanish survey

The average eSports fan in Spain is a 24 year-old male who spends more than five hours a day on surfing the internet and is a heavy user of social media, according to a study unveiled at the Madrid Gaming Experience event for Modern Times Group-owned eSports leader ESL and Telefónica/Movistar, ESL’s partner for the […]

Movistar+ launches on Sony Android-based smart TVs

Spanish pay TV service Movistar+ is now available on Sony smart TVs that use the Android TV operating system, which accounts for the majority of the consumer electronics giant’s sets. Movistar+ has revamped its app on Sony TVs to offer more content, allowing subscribers to view up to three streams simultaneously in different parts of […]

Movistar+ to commercially launch UHD box next year

Spanish pay TV operator Movistar+ plans to launch its 4K set-top box in the first half of next year. The device is currently being tested with friendly users, according to Ismael Calleja Baldominos, head of business affairs, series and movies original programming, Movistar+. Speaking at MIPCOM, Calleja said that Movistar+’s new originals, including Velvet Coleccion […]

Movistar: scale and international value key to taking on Netflix

Producing local drama series with significant scale and shows that can be exported internationally are the best ways to take on global players such as Netflix, according to Domingo Corral, head of programming at Movistar+. Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes this morning, Corral pointed out that big international SVOD players  are only producing small numbers […]

Movistar Partizado only available via main Spanish operators

The new season of Spanish La Liga football kicked off this weekend, with matches to which Telefónica holds the exclusive rights offered only via the country’s principal operators. The Movistar Partizado offering will only be available via Telefónica’s Movistar service, Vodafone, Orange and Orange-owned Jazztel. Following the shutting down of Telecable-owned online sports service Tedi.tv, […]

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