CMT president Philips exits after 16 years

Brian Philips is leaving Viacom cable channel CMT after 16 years with the network. Frank Tanki has been handed control of the channel as president Philips steps down. Philips has joined as senior VP and general manager, riding to his current post in 2009. He told staff he had been considering an exit for some […]

Vodafone loses bid to prevent Telefónica from selling converged packages

Vodafone España has lost its two-year legal bid to prevent rival Telefónica from selling converged packages of fixed and mobile telephony, broadband TV on the grounds that rivals were unable to offer the same services over Telefónica’s network. Vodafone appealed to the Spanish High Court, the Audencia Nacional, after Competition regulator the CNMC rejected its […]

Viacom confirms ‘landmark’ Sony OTT deal

Entertainment giant Viacom has confirmed it is to provide 22 launch channels for Sony Corporation’s upcoming US cloud-TV service. The deal marks the first time Viacom channels have been offered as live internet TV channels via a VOD service. Terms of the agreement were not revealed, but such a significant deal would not have come […]

Spanish pay TV penetration reaches 23.5%

Spanish pay TV penetration was to 23.5% in the second half of last year, compared to 66.9% internet penetration, according to domestic telecoms commission the CMT.  In its latest report on Spanish consumption trends, the CMT found that pay TV penetration rose slightly compared to 22.8% a year earlier, with internet penetration climbing more that […]