Spanish watchdog takes action against Telefónica in DTS case

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has instigated disciplinary proceedings against Telefónica for a “possible breach” of commitments it made when it acquired pay TV operators DTS iin 2015. The CNMC cited an alleged breach of reporting obligations by the telco as the reason for its move. The watchdog said it was “imperative to verify the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watchdog fines DTS for failure to meet content spend threshold

Spanish regulator the CNMC has fined Telefónica-owned pay TV operator DTS €661,796 for failure to meet its obligations to finance European content creation in 2014. The CNMC found that DTS, which formerly operated pay TV services under the Canal+ brand, was in breach of its obligations under the Spanish audiovisual communications law, which requires telecom […]

CNMC: DTS on notice for failure to meet content commitment

Spanish media regulator the CNMC has said it may sanction DTS – the pay TV outfit operating the Canal+ service that was acquired by Telefónica in 2014 – for failing to meet its obligations to finance European audiovisual content. Under Spain’s audiovisual communication law, failing to meet this obligation can open companies up to fines […]

CNMC: Spanish TV spend increased in 2014, but Canal+ fell short

Spain’s audiovisual service providers invested €212.6 million in Spanish and European film and TV series creation in 2014, but History Channel and DTS – the former Canal+ now owned by Telefónica – failed to meet their obligations, according to figures released by competition regulator the CNMC. While History Channel undershot its obligation only by a […]

DTS to showcase range of solutions

Audio specialist DTS will use IBC to highlight its newly released DTS:X Encoder Suite, Manzanita Systems software updates, broadcast radio technologies and new VR audio solutions. The DTS:X tools allow digital media content professionals to create and QC DTS:X immersive audio, according to DTS. The DTS:X Encoder Suite includes the DTS:X Encoder and DTS:X MediaPlayer […]

Telefonica looking to buy remaining DTS stake from Mediaset

Telefonica is reportedly seeking to up its stake in Spanish pay TV company DTS to 100%, holding talks with Italy’s Mediaset about buying its 22% stake in the business. According to a Bloomberg report, Telefonica is in discussions to buy Mediaset’s share of the business and could pay around €350 million for its stake in […]

Prisa accepts Telefónica’s offer for pay TV unit

Spanish media group Prisa has accepted Telefónica’s €725 bid for its 56% stake in pay TV platform Canal+’s holding company Distribuidora de Televisión Digital (DTS).  The deal gives DTS a market value of €1.295 billion and, if approved by regulators, will give the telecom company a controlling stake of 78%, leaving Italy’s Mediaset with a […]

DTS partners with Adobe for connected TV surround sound

Digital TV audio specialist DTS has announced a partnership with Adobe to deliver its surround sound solutions to connected TVs and Blu-ray players powered by Adobe Air 3. Adobe Air 3 is the latest version of Air that enabled Flash-based applications with HD video and up to 7.1 channels of DTS surround sound. Brian Towne, […]