Atresmedia


Spanish broadcasters facing a tough year as ad market declines

The Spanish free-to-air commercial TV business’s prospects seem increasingly bleak, according to analyses of the two leading groups in the market by investment bank Berenberg. Berenberg predicts that the overall Spanish advertising market will decline by 4% for the year even with a recovery in the second half. Berenberg analysts said that Atresmedia, owner of […]

AMC and Atresmedia’s EspañaTV to debut in Portugal

AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMC and Atresmedia Internacional’s Spanish-language JV EspañaTV will launch on DTH and IPTV in Portugal on July 22 on Altice Portugal’s Meo platform. The seven-channel bouquet provides channels specialised in the country’s cuisine, cinema, music, current events, series and entertainment. While Portugal marks the service’s international debut, the offering will soon be launched in the […]

Watchdog: investment in Spanish series leapt by 40% in 2017

Investment in series in Spain’s official languages by audiovisual service provider grew by 40% in 2017, according to regulator the CNMC. The watchdog reported that investment in content is Spanish and other European languages not official in Spain accounted for 77% of the country’s total investment in content. Reporting on the way broadcasters and service […]

LOVEStv launches in Spain

LOVEStv, the joint HbbTV-based platform created by Spanish broadcasters RTVE, Atresmedia and Mediaset España has launched officially. The service’s backers predict that LOVEStv will be installed in two million TV sets by the end of this year. The service currently provides access to seven-day catch-up from its partners, as well as the possibility to start […]

Spanish free DTT use declining as consumers turn to pay TV

Use of Spain’s free-to-air digital-terrestrial TV platform fell to a historical low at the end of the first quarter as consumers turned to pay TV services, according to numbers compiled by market regulator the CNMC. The regulator calculated that the number of pay TV customers in Spain reached 6.72 million at the end of the […]

Soft advertising market leads to lowering expectations for Spanish broadcasters

The softening advertising market in Spain has led analysts at Berenberg to predict a relatively weak performance from commercial broadcasters Mediaset España and Atresmedia. Mediaset España posted revenues of €491.1 million for the first half and EBITDA of €159.1 million. Berenberg noted that while Mediaset’s Q2 performance was an improvement on Q1, with the broadcaster […]

Atresmedia to launch telenovelas SVOD service

Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has struck an agreement with Televisa to launch a new subscription video-on-demand service focused on telenovelas. The new service, Novelas Nova, will offer more than 5,000 hours of content, including shows such as La Malquerida, Rubi, La Candidita, La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo and La Fuerza del Destino. The service will […]

Sony pulls out of Spanish DTT negotiations

After months of negotiations, Sony has decided to shelve plans to launch into Spain’s free-to-air DTT market, according to the story in Spanish language newspaper El Economista. A report in the paper says Sony has taken the decision because of the low audiences new DTT operators are attracting, and weak ad revenues in the market […]

Spanish broadcasters launching LOVEStv, confirm OTT TV plan

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and commercial broadcasters Mediaset España and Atresmedia have confirmed that they have teamed up to launch a new joint interactive platform based on HbbTV, with plans for a new OTT TV service to follow. The platform, branded LOVEStv, which will be open to other digital-terrestrial broadcasters in the country, promises to […]

Spanish broadcasters team up for new OTT TV platform

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and commercial broadcasters Atresmedia and Mediaset plan to launch a joint OTT TV platform that could see them compete with the likes of Netflix, Movistar+, HBO and Sky in the Spanish market. The three broadcasters initially plan to launch an interactive TV platform, based on the HbbTV standard, that would complement […]

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