Vodafone Spain reports Movistar-Disney deal to competition authority

Vodafone Spain has complained to the country’s competition authority about Telefónica’s deal with Disney. According to El Espanyol, Vodafone has sent a letter to the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) which claims that the deal for Movistar to be the ‘strategic distributor’ of Disney+ violates conditions imposed upon Telefónica when it […]

Telefónica launches new Movistar+ voice remote

Spanish pay TV operator Telefónica has announced the launch of a new voice remote control for Movistar+. The new remote, launching on February 24, will allow users to interact with the service through their voice and connects to the UHD and UHD Smart WiFi decoders via infra-red and Bluetooth. The remote will lean on Telefónica’s […]

Movistar+ steps in to air Saudi Supercopa

Telefónica’s pay TV service Movistar+ is to broadcast the next three editions of the Supercopa de España football competition, which is controversially being hosted by Saudi Arabia in January. Movistar+ will transmit all of the matches from the competition, which will feature top Spanish clubs Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid and Valencia battling […]

Movistar+: ‘TV channels are going to be here forever’

Traditional editorial curation will remain a key part of video services and will not be supplanted by algorithm-driven content discovery, according to a panel of pay TV and OTT TV executives at the Video Exchange Streaming event in London today.  Sergio Oslé Varona, president of Movistar+ said that the concept of the traditional curated channel […]

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, […]

On demand service TNT Now launches on Movistar+

WarnerMedia has announced the launch of on demand offer TNT Now on Telefónica’s Spanish pay TV platform Movistar+. As a dedicated section of Movistar+ found on its carousel in the series section, TNT Now will offer what the company says is “the most complete selection of TNT content”. At launch, the service will offer 25 […]

Movistar+ launches new targeted ad campaign

Telefónica-owned Spanish pay TV platform Movistar+ has launched the latest phase of its drive to bring targeted, personalised advertising to its base. The pay TV service has launched a second project to air personalised advertising in partnership with Hyundai, agency Havas Media and Innocean Worldwide Spain. Under the latest initiative, when a household is watching […]

Movistar+ originals ‘driving bigger audiences’ than El Clásico

Telefónica-owned Movistar+’s investment in series has proved ‘surprisingly’ effective at driving subscriber engagement, with a significant number of series achieving higher ratings than El Clásico football matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to Sergio Osle, president of Movistar+. Speaking at the Variety TV Summit in London this morning, Osle said that subscriber engagement is […]

Telefónica to launch OTT TV service in Spain

Telefónica España president Emilio Gayo has outlined plans for a new €8 a month OTT TV service that will be available to non-Movistar subscribers. Outlining the company’s plans for the next few months, Gayo said that the operator would launch the service, which will include access to flagship channel #0, sports channel #Vamos and its […]

Telefonica’s Movistar+ unveils response to Netflix Spain expansion

Telefonica’s Spanish premium PayTV service Movistar+ has unveiled a strategic alliance at MIPTV with Germany-based studio Beta Film. Under the terms of the ambitious partnership, the companies will produce a substantial, annual number of productions across a variety of genres, budgets and settings. These will be aired on Movistar+ in Spain and distributed worldwide by […]

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