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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 […]

MásMóvil and Huawei move forwards with TV plan

Spanish alternative telco MásMóvil will unveil the TV service it is preparing with Huawei in the next few weeks, according to a report by Spanish financial daily El Español. According to El Español, the MásMóvil wants to include TV as part of its multi-play offering, but views a video service as a non-essential element of […]

Quintuple-play now dominating Spanish pay TV

Pay TV revenues in Spain increased by 15% year-on-year in the first quarter of the year to €520.7 million, driven by continued strong take-up of multi-play services, according to data compiled by regulator the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencía (CNMC). According to the regulator, 86% of pay TV subscribers in Spain took […]

CNMC: Spanish TV spend increased in 2014, but Canal+ fell short

Spain’s audiovisual service providers invested €212.6 million in Spanish and European film and TV series creation in 2014, but History Channel and DTS – the former Canal+ now owned by Telefónica – failed to meet their obligations, according to figures released by competition regulator the CNMC. While History Channel undershot its obligation only by a […]

Atresmedia launches channels in UK

Spain’s Atresmedia is launching two of its channels on cable in the UK for the first time. The Spanish-language services will target ex-pat Spaniards and Spanish speakers and sit within the Viva package on the Virgin Media cable service. Atresmedia runs the commercial free-to-air Antena 3 channel in Spain and its international equivalent Antena 3 […]

Atresmedia creates new international unit

Spanish media giant Atresmedia has unified its international channel under one brand. The Antena 3, Atreseries and Hola services will now be part of a new division, Atresmedia Internacional. Javier Nuche, who had been running the three channels when they were operated as separate entities, will head up the new division. Madrid-based Atres said that […]

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