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Telefónica strikes football deal with Mediapro

Telefónica has struck a €2.4 billion deal with broadcaster Mediapro that will enable it to offer a full complement of Spanish La Liga football and also enable it to offer European Champions League football to its customers. The deal means that Telefónica will be able to distribute European matches, currently shown on Mediapro’s BeIN Sports […]

Spanish consumer groups slam Mediapro’s TotalChannel

A range of Spanish consumer groups have filed a complaint with the country’s industry ministry over interruptions and poor service on Catalan broadcaster Mediapro’s TotalChannel OTT service, which provides coverage of Champions League football. The Asociación de Internautas (AI), the Unión de Consumidores de Cataluña (UCC), the Asociación pro Derechos Civiles, Económicos y Sociales (ADECES), […]

beIN takes control of Asia channels

Sports channel operator beIN Media has taken full control of its channels in Asia. The channels group has bought out its former joint venture partner, giving it full ownership of the beIN Sports services in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. The nets launched in the region in 2013 and were previously run as […]

Mediapro says no deal in sight with Telefónica

Catalan broadcaster Mediapro has said there is no deal in sight with Telefónica for carriage of its BeIN Sports channel, which holds the rights to Champions League and Europa League football in Spain, on the Movistar TV platform. Mediapro said that there had been no developments in talks with Telefónica for the past four weeks, […]

Mediapro and Movistar fail to come to agreement on BeIN Sports

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro and Telefónica have failed to strike a deal that would allow Telefónica’s Movistar TV subscribers to see Champions League and Europa League football on the platform via Mediapro’s BeIN Sports channel. Mediapro issued a communiqué to the effect that it not signed a deal with Movistar and that the latter’s subscribers would […]

Telefónica unveils La Liga offering, no deal yet on BeIN Sports

Spanish telco Telefónica has unveiled its Spanish football programming line-up but has yet to strike a deal with Catalan broadcaster Mediapro to carry its BeIN Sports channel, giving it access to European Champions League and Europa League matches as well as coverage of European and international leagues. The Liga Adelante offering on Telefónica’s Movistar+ service […]

Mediapro strikes BeIN Sports deal with Telecable

Following similar deals with Vodafone and Orange, Catalan broadcaster Mediapro has struck a deal with Asturias region cable operator Telecable for the carriage of its new BeIN Sports channel, a joint venture with Qatar’s BeIN Sports group for the Spanish market. The deal will enable Telecable to make a broad range of football content, including […]

Orange secures Champions League with BeIN Sports deal

Catalan media outfit Mediapro is to distribute BeIN Sports, its new joint venture sports channel which will carry coverage of Champions League and Europa League football, to Orange’s TV customers. Mediapro’s deal with Orange follows an agreement with Vodafone to make the channel available to its TV customers. IN addition to the European football league competitions, […]

Al Jazeera’s BeIN Sports acquires Digitürk

Al Jazeera has acquired Turkish pay TV operator Digitürk via its BeIN Sports arm. Financial details of the acquisition were not released. Reports in April suggested that BeIN Sports was expected to pay between US$1 billion and US$1.2 billion for the operator. Digitürk, which holds top-tier Turkish football rights until the end of the 2016-17 […]

YipTV launches OTT TV service for expats and immigrants in US

US-based YipTV has launched a new OTT TV service aggregating channels from around the world to distribute to multilingual consumers in the US.  The YipTV service – an acronym for Your Individualised Personalised TV, according to the company – will provide access to a range of 50 international services on a rolling contract for US$14.99 […]