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Spanish watchdog extends pay TV restrictions on Telefónica

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has extended restrictions placed on Telefónica related to its acquisition of pay TV operation DTS in 2015 by a further three years. Telefónica is likely to appeal the ruling before the Spanish National Court, the Audencia Nacional. The CNMC has extended to provisions for the maximum three years allowed, with […]

Spanish homes turning to streaming video

Over four in 10 Spanish homes with internet access were accessing streaming video services such as Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime Video at the end of last year, according to data released by markets regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, 40.5% of internet homes in Spain were using online pay streaming platforms at the […]

Spanish pay TV passes 7.2 million milestone

Spanish pay TV subscriber numbers passed the milestone of 7.2 million at the end of last year, according to the latest data released by regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog’s numbers, pay TV subscribers grew by 6.4% in the year to December, with 88% of pay TV customers taking a bundled offering from a […]

IPTV gains in Spain as pay TV revenues increase

IPTV pay TV revenues in Spain, increased by 16% year-on-year in the third quarter of last year to about €400 million, while free TV revenues declined by 5.9% to €320 million in the same period, according to figures published by telecom regulator the CNMC. IPTV pay TV revenues grew from €341 million in Q3 2018 […]

Spanish pay TV numbers edge up as IPTV consolidates position as leading technology

The number of pay TV subscribers in Spain grew 2.1% in the year to June, taking the total number to 6.8 million, although this represented a slight decline on the first quarter of this year, according to data compiled by Spanish regulator the CNMC.  IPTV remains the dominant mode of distribution with 4.56 million subscribers, […]

Telefónica gets €1.5m fine for subjecting rivals to excessive football costs

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has fined Telefónica €1.5 million over infractions of the conditions set at the time of its acquisition of pay TV operator DTS. The regulator ruled that the telco had failed to correctly allocate fixed costs that had a role in determining the price to paid by rival operators for its […]

Spanish pay TV numbers revealed

The number of pay TV customers in Spain rose by 2.1% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, rising to 6.8 million, with IPTV accounting for the majority of those, according to figures released by regulator the CNMC. The number of quad- and quintuple-play subscribers amounted to 12.3 million at the end of March. The […]

FTTH passes nine million mark in Spain

The number of FTTH lines in Spain passed the nine million mark in May, according to figures released by regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, 148,000 new lines were added in May, contributing to year-on-year growth of 1.8 million. Over the same period, DSL lines declined by 1.3 million. Telefónica/Movistar has a 44.4% share […]

CNMC takes action over Telefónica breach of commitments in DTS acquisition

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has initiated proceedings against Telefónica for a possible breach of commitments made when it acquired pay TV operator DTS. According to the watchdog, Telefónica made errors in calculating the fixed costs of its Movistar Partizado football channel in making an offer of its pay TV channels to rival providers. The […]

Spanish households turning to online VOD

A third of Spanish households paid for online audiovisual content in 2018, according to the latest study by markets regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog’s household panel report, a third of homes used a pay platform to consume audiovisual content up to the fourth quarter of 2018, in line with the numbers recorded for […]