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Euskaltel launches Netflix Fan, Virgin telco passes 50k milestone

Euskaltel CEO José Miguel García unveiling the Virgin telco brand earlier this year

Spanish Basque Country cable operator Euskaltel has launched a new package, Netflix Fan, that includes access to Netflix and 10GB that the customer can use on any of his or her mobile lines.

Broadband customers will be able to access the range of entertainment content offered by Netflix from any device and location, alongside 10GB of data to be used on any of the customer’s Euskaltel mobile lines or by buying a new data SIM card.

Euskaltel’s recently launched 4K set-top already includes a dedicated Netflix button on the remote control.

“This is a really important agreement for our customers. This launch is a bold step forward in Euskaltel’s commitment to offering exciting, quality premium TV content from one of the world’s leading entertainment companies,” said José Miguel García, Euskaltel Group’s CEO.

“Respect for consumers and their needs is as the heart of this offer, which is why giving customers quality content by focusing on simplicity, usefulness, quality, savings, honesty and the digital experience is our mission,” said Koldo Unanue, head of marketing for the Euskaltel Group.

Euskaltel, which uses the Euskaltel brand in the Basque Country, Telecable in Asturias and R in neighbouring Galicia, has meanwhile reported passing the 50,000-subscriber milestone for its recently launched brand for the rest of Spain, Virgin telco, ahead of schedule.

According to Euskaltel, Virgin telco had 36,000 fixed and 14,000 mobile-only customers as of November 5. The group had targeted 35,000 fixed customers for the end of this year. The venture also has 12,000 TV customers, representing a third of its fixed base.

The Virgin telco footprint now passes 20 million homes across Spain.

“We are extremely proud of this milestone. Within the brand’s first six months, we’ve exceeded our initial targets. Thanks to the team’s efforts, we’ve offered our services in a transparent, straightforward and flexible way to customers and we will continue to keep the customer at the centre of our business strategy,” said Miguel García.