Telefónica to launch OTT TV service in Spain

Telefónica España president Emilio Gayo has outlined plans for a new €8 a month OTT TV service that will be available to non-Movistar subscribers.

Outlining the company’s plans for the next few months, Gayo said that the operator would launch the service, which will include access to flagship channel #0, sports channel #Vamos and its key events, Movistar Series and Movistar Seriesmania, among other content,  at the beginning of June.

“We want all our convergent customers to sign up to the Movistar television offer and now to go a step further. We want to universalise our pay TV offering with the launch in June of a new OTT offering open to non-Movistar customers,” said Gayo.

The service will also include access to an on-demand catalogue of 300 series and documentaries, 270 movies and 60 channels with its own and third-party content.

The OTT service was one of a number of initiatives outlined by Gayo that Telefónica will roll out in the coming months. Other steps include the launch of Priority, a new, improved customer care offering for Movistar Fusión subscribers, and the launch of Internet Segunda Residencia, which will enable Fusión Total Plus customers to access the internet in second homes for a fee of €15 a month. Fusión Total subscribers will be able to access the service for €20 and other Fusión customers will be able to benefit from the second home service for €30 a month.

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