Canal+ España

Disney seals exclusive deal with Canal+ for Disney+ distribution

“Le force est avec nous, (the force is with us)”  were the words from Canal+ Group CEO Maxime Saada as he announced an exclusive distribution deal with Disney for its Disney+ streamer.  The streamer launches in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain on March 31, following successful November rollouts in the US, Canada, the […]

Canal+ OTT service sees record use for El Clasico

Spanish pay TV provider Canal+’s Yomvi OTT TV service passed a live streaming record on March 22, with a football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona being streamed to 376,000 devices, a 29% increase in device reach over the same period last year. According to technology provider Nagra, which provides the MediaLive-based platform for Yomvi, […]

Canal+ España moves deeper into the red

Canal+ España has posted a net loss of €207 million, triple the losses of €71.3 million recorded in 2013, thanks to a loss in subscribers and higher football costs. The company reported EBITDA of €23.6 million, down from €28 million.  Cost-cutting measures elsewhere at the operator failed to offset these factors. Canal+ operating company DTS […]

Spanish regulator takes Canal+ investigation to next stage

Spanish regulator the CNMC has opened a second phase of its investigation of Telefónica’s proposed €750 million takeover of Canal+ Spain from Prisa on the grounds that it could restrict competition in pay TV. The acquisition, taking Telefónica’s stake in Canal+ from 44% to 100%, will give Telefónica an additional 1.6 million pay TV customers […]

EC passes Telefónica acquisition to local regulator as Vodafone chief raises objections

The European Commission is to leave a decision on the acquisition of Canal+ España by Telefónica to Spanish competition watchdog the CMNC. Meanwhile, the CEO of Vodafone Spain has warned of the risk of Telefónica gaining a dominant position in the pay TV market in the country. The CNMC’s chairman José María Marín Quemada has […]