Canal+ España

Canal+ renews sub-Saharan Africa rights deal with La Liga

Canal+ has become the latest broadcaster to review its sub-Saharan African broadcasting rights deal with Spanish football league La Liga. It joins Star Times, which has the French rights, and SuperSport, which will broadcast the league in all languages apart from Arabic and French. The Vivendi-owned broadcaster will offer coverage of the league to its […]

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 […]