Atresmedia


Atresmedia gains in pay TV but Mediaset wins overall in Spain

Spanish commercial broadcaster Atresmedia saw its pay TV base double to 235,000 in the first quarter, while  Atresplayer, the Group’s on-line video platform, had 3.3 million unique visitors, according to ComScore, putting it ahead of rival Mediaset España on both counts. Atresmedia Premium grew its base from 124,000 at the end of December. Mediaset España’s […]

Mediapro selling Atresmedia stake

Catalonia-based Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro is selling its stake in Spanish national commercial broadcaster Atresmedi which operates the Antena 3 and La Sexta channels. Mediapro had previously sold a 1% stake in the broadcaster to private equity outfit BlackRock, according to local press. However the latest sale, of its remaining 3.11%, necessitated a communication […]

Mediaset España and Atresmedia fined €77 million by CNMC

Mediaset España and Atresmedia have been fined a collective €77.1 million for anti-competitive practices in Spain. The Spanish antitrust watchdog CNMC said that the fine pertained to the marketing of television advertising. Both companies, the body said, had developed a strategy in the selling of TV advertising which led to a market share of over […]

AMC and Atresmedia’s Spanish-language pack launches in France

EspañaTV, the Spanish-language channel bouquet launched by AMC Networks International Southern Europe and  Atresmedia Internacional,  Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia’s international arm, has launched in France on IPTV platforms SFR and Free. The seven-channel pack provides a range of Spanish-language television content marketed outside of Spain, with channels specialized in the country’s cuisine, cinema, music, current events, series and […]

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 […]

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