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Telefónica offering beIN Sport at no extra cost to subscribers

Following its recent deal with Catalan broadcaster Mediapro, Spanish telco Telefónica has added the beIN Sport service to its Movistar TV offering at no extra charge to subscribers, giving them access to a full complement of Spanish La Liga and European Champions League football. Both Movistar+ customers and legacy Canal+ subscribers will be able to […]

Mediapro reportedly ready to distribute football to Telefónica rivals

Spain’s Mediapro is capitulating to pressure from the country’s competition watchdog and leading service providers and will agree to distribute its BeIN Sports service, which holds key rights to Spanish and European football, to all operators, according to local reports. Leading operator Telefónica and Mediapro recently struck a €2.4 deal to secure Mediapro’s football content […]

Telefónica and Mediapro facing potential regulatory challenge

Spain’s competition regulator is calling on Telefónica and Mediapro to amend their recently signed deal to provide Telefónica’s Movistar TV service with exclusive access to Spanish La Liga football, according to local reports. Last week Telefónica agreed to pay €2.4 billion to Mediapro to secure exclusive access to La Liga matches for three seasons, as […]

Telefónica strikes football deal with Mediapro

Telefónica has struck a €2.4 billion deal with broadcaster Mediapro that will enable it to offer a full complement of Spanish La Liga football and also enable it to offer European Champions League football to its customers. The deal means that Telefónica will be able to distribute European matches, currently shown on Mediapro’s BeIN Sports […]

Telefónica giving away integrated TVs in Screen Fusión offering

Telefónica is launching Screen Fusión, an offer targeted at new and existing Movistar subscribers, that will see the operator offer a 32-inch TV  with an integrated Movistar TV decoder free of charge to new Movistar Fusión Fibre customers taking its 300Mbps internet and TV package. A larger 40-inch model will be available for €120. For […]

BeIN Sports snatches top-tier Spanish football from Telefónica

Catalan broadcaster Mediapro has snatched key Spanish top-tier football rights for the recently launched BeIN Sports service from pay TV market leader Telefónica’s Movistar TV. In the latest round of bidding for rights to the matches for the next three years, Mediapro has secured the exclusive rights to air eight La Liga first division games […]

Mediapro and Movistar fail to come to agreement on BeIN Sports

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro and Telefónica have failed to strike a deal that would allow Telefónica’s Movistar TV subscribers to see Champions League and Europa League football on the platform via Mediapro’s BeIN Sports channel. Mediapro issued a communiqué to the effect that it not signed a deal with Movistar and that the latter’s subscribers would […]

Telefónica unveils La Liga offering, no deal yet on BeIN Sports

Spanish telco Telefónica has unveiled its Spanish football programming line-up but has yet to strike a deal with Catalan broadcaster Mediapro to carry its BeIN Sports channel, giving it access to European Champions League and Europa League matches as well as coverage of European and international leagues. The Liga Adelante offering on Telefónica’s Movistar+ service […]

Telefónica integrates Canal+ in new pay TV offering

Telefónica is launching a new pay TV offering integrating its existing Movistar TV service with Canal+ and multiscreen OTT service Yomvi. Telefónica is offering a basic package of 80 channels a range of on-demand films and programmes, a revamped Canal+ and the Yomvi under the brand Movistar+. Viewers will be able to add sports, movies […]

Telefónica reportedly ready to make concessions to secure Canal+

Telefónica is likely to secure the approval of the Spanish competition regulator, the CNMC, for its acquisition of pay TV service Canal+, thanks to a series of voluntary concessions that are likely to head of the latter’s concerns, according to local reports. Telefónica has reportedly offered to make half of its premium content, including from […]