Euskaltel brings Virgin brand to Spain for national quad-play service

Zegona, the largest shareholder in Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel, has succeeded in its aim of bringing the Virgin brand to Spain to serve as a vehicle for the group’s national expansion. Zegona was established in 2015 by former Virgin Media executives Eamonn O’Hare and Robert Samuelson. Zegona’s long-standing relationship with the Virgin Group facilitated […]

Euskaltel names new technology chief

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has named Ángel Olabuenaga Burón as its new chief financial officer, replacing Jon Ander de las Fuentes Inchausti. Olabuenaga has previously worked for companies including Deloitte, Telefónica Data España and Electrolux. Most recently he was CFO, Latin America for wind turbine group Vestas. Ander de las Fuentes has served as […]

Euskaltel launches new mobile TV app, strikes wholesale deal with Telefónica

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel Group has launched a new mobile app that allows customers to view TV content from iOS and Android mobile devices. The new app is the first to allow all customers of the group’s three operating companies, the Basque Country-based Euskaltel, R in Galicia and Telecable in Asturias, to access on-demand […]

Euskaltel strikes ‘improved’ deal with Orange and opens way to joint fibre investments

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has struck a new wholesale agreement with Orange to enable it to offer services nationally that it says offers “better terms and longer agreements” than the previous deal. Euskaltel has relied heavily on Orange’s network to realise its plans to offer services outside its home markets of the Basque Country, […]

Euskaltel names new chairman, reports stronger growth

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has named a new chairman and reported growth in profitability following a series of changes put in place by its new management. Euskaltel has named Xabier Iturbe Otaegi, vice-president of Basque regional bank Kutxabank, one of the company’s shareholders, as its chairman, replacing Alberto García Erauzkin. Iturbe has also held […]

Euskaltel posts second quarter results following strategy shift

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel reported a modest increase in revenues and EBITDA but a sharp decline in net profits for the first half as the effects of its new Zegona Communications-driven strategic roadmap begin to kick in. Euskaltel said it had successfully grown its “high-value” customer base in the second quarter. The company added […]

Zegona gives upbeat assessment of Euskaltel prospects

Cable and telecom investor Zegona Communications has given an upbeat assessment of prospects for Spanish cable operator Euskaltel, in which it is now the leading shareholder, following a restructuring of the management team under new CEO José Miguel García last week. Zegona said that the integration of three operating companies – Basque Country-based Euskaltel, Asturias’ […]

Zegona consolidates influence over Euskaltel with Samuelson appointment

Cable and telecom investor Zegona Communications has consolidated its control of the direction of Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel by securing the reappointment of Zegona’s chief operating officer Robert Samuelson as its second proprietary director on the Euskaltel board. A Euskaltel shareholders’ extraordinary general meeting also ratified the earlier appointments of Eamonn O’Hare, Zegona’s chairman […]

Euskaltel hails court decision as operators face up to data threat from production outfits

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has expressed satisfaction with the legal outcome of a case brought by a film production company that broke European data protection rules by contacting one of the operator’s customers over allegedly downloading the movie She Fighter using peer-to-peer technology. The Bilbao court dismissed the demand by She Fighter Ltd for recompense for […]

Euskaltel names former Jazztel exec as strategy chief

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has named Alfonso Enríquez as group manager for strategy and investor relations. Enríquez will take charge of strategic projects as well as conveying relevant information to Euskaltel Group investors, analysts and shareholders. He previously worked as head of strategy and investor relations at Jazztel for five years, where Euskaltel’s new […]

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