Movistar+ gets VOD performance bump with Mediakind tech

Telefónica has selected MediaKind to enhance the VOD offering of Movistar+ in Spain. Utilising MediaKind’s Aquila On-Demand solution, the technology will deliver  rapid asset processing of Movistar+’s on-demand OTT and IPTV content, encompassing transcoding, transformation, packaging, and delivery capabilities. Telefónica will add several new VOD offerings to the Movistar+ platform as a result of the […]

Movistar+ adds Mediaset España’s Mitele Plus to offering

Telefónica’s Movistar+ has struck a deal with Mediaset España to offer the latter’s streaming service Mitele Plus via its set-top boxes. The moves will enable Movistar+ customers to view content including La Isla de las Tentaciones, Supervivientes and La que se avencina in addition to movies such as Goya-award winning Adú as well sports including […]

Movistar+ launches edutainment app

Movistar+ has announced the launch of a new edutainment app. Sitting within its new Living App, Movistar Campus promises to present a wide range of educational content that will allow users to learn in an entertaining and convenient way.  Movistar said that Campus offers its partners a new channel to “bring their edutainment contents to […]

DAZN does Movistar+ deal with Telefónica

Telefónica has signed a major sublicensing deal with DAZN. The agreement will Movistar+ bolster its motorsports offer with MotoGP, one of the country’s most popular sports, and Formula 1 for the next three years. The deal will see the launch of a new dedicated DAZN F1 channel along with the DAZN 1 and DAZN 2 […]

NBCUniversal teams with Movistar+ to launch Universal+ and DreamWorks channel in Spain

NBCUniversal International Networks is to launch streaming service Universal+ and new channel DreamWorks in Spain in partnership with pay TV provider Movistar+ from Telefónica. The US studio is launching linear channel DreamWorks for the first time in Spain on the Movistar+ platform, along with an associated on-demand offering that will also be available in the […]

Telefónica launches Fortnite Living app on Movistar+

Telefónica has announced a partnership with Epic Games to bring the Fortnite Living app exclusively to its Movistar+ TV platform. Videogame Fortnite first launched in 2017 and, since gaining significant investment from Tencent, has developed into one of the largest media properties in the world. The title arguably has become its own entertainment platform complete […]

Telefónica appeals to start-ups for new TV app experiences

Telefónica has launched a programme aimed at start-ups that wish to develop apps for its television platform, Movistar+. The Telefónica Activation Programme: Living Apps invites start-ups to develop new digital home experiences for the company’s customers. Telefónica said it was opening up the possibility for entrepreneurs to take these television apps to more than one […]

Movistar+ launches on Apple TV

Telefónica has made its pay TV service Movistar+ available on Apple TV – the latest move by TV operators to expand their footprint beyond the confines of the operator-controlled set-top box. The operator said that the move represented another step in the expansion of the ecosystem of devices through which its TV platform is available […]

Movistar+ taps Ateme for pay TV and OTT headend

Telefónica pay TV service Movistar+ has tapped technology outfit Ateme’s Titan solution converged software headend, for distribution of its live DTH/OTT services. Titan comprises a pure software-based encoder that can run on any COTS or virtualised server. According to Ateme, it provides Movistar+ with bandwidth savings in MPEG-2 and H.264, resulting in savings in satellite […]

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 […]

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