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Mediapro strikes deal with operators for La Liga bar rights

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has struck a deal with Vodafone and Orange to acquire rights to La Liga for distribution in bars and clubs, according to local press. According to El País, citing unnamed sources, Mediapro is paying €120 million for the rights. Vodafone and Orange previously jointly acquired the rights to exploit La […]

Vodafone files complaint as Telefónica targets its TV base

Vodafone has filed a complaint with Spanish markets regulator the CNMC alleging that, by offering free football for the 2018-19 season, Telefónica’s Movistar+ service is taking advantage of its dominant position in the TV sector to reinforce its position in the fibre access market. According to business news title Expansión, citing unnamed sources, Vodafone Spain […]

Movistar+ launches aggressive promo campaign for football offering

Telefónica’s Movistar+ is offering its entire premium football line-up, including the Spanish second division La Liga 1|2|3 channel it added last week, to customers at no extra cost until January as part of an aggressive marketing strategy to capture the bulk of sports fans in the Spanish market. Movistar+ is also throwing in its premium […]

Orange España targets Vodafone subs with football offer

Orange España is to directly target rival Vodafone’s base of potentially disgruntled football fans with a low-cost football offer following Vodafone’s decision not to strike a deal with Telefónica for premium Spanish rights. Orange will offer coverage its Orange TV Fútbol service, including coverage of La Liga Santander and La Liga 1|2|3 – the Spanish […]

Orange stays committed to football in Spain following Vodafone withdrawal

Orange does not expect an expected rise in football-related costs in Spain to be particularly significant or damaging, and retaining a strong football offering remains “the right strategy” for the operator, according to Laurent Paillassot, deputy CEO of Orange Group. Speaking to analysts following Orange’s Q2 results this week, Paillasot said that Orange expected to […]

Orange grows TV base

Orange grew its TV base by 6.3% year-on-year to end June with 9.209 million TV customers. The French telecom giant posted strong Q2 results overall, generating a positive reception from the market. In France, the number of TV customers increased from 6.74 million to 6.912 million. In Spain, where Orange, unlike rival Vodafone, is to […]

Orange Spain launches cloud DVR and new packages

Orange España has unveiled a series of improvements to its TV offering. The Spanish operator is launching a new cloud DVR service enabling subscribers to record up to 350 hours of content for a duration of up to six months. Orange has also launched an improved app for smart TVs that it says is more […]

Molotov reportedly looking for buyer

French OTT TV service Molotov is looking for a buyer, according to local reports, with Orange potentially in the frame to step in. According to business news service BFMTV, citing unnamed sources, Orange and other telcos are circling Molotov for a potential bid, following the failure of talks between the OTT service and the trio […]

Orange and SFR ‘close to deal’ to combine OCS and Altice Studio

Orange and Altice France/SFR are close to a deal to merge their premium series and movies offerings, OCS and Altice Studio, according to a French press report. According to Le Figaro, the pair are looking to merger their premium channel offerings to better take on the likes of Netfliix. The paper said that Orange and […]

Orange Belgium taps Zappware to launch live mobile TV

Orange Belgium has launched live mobile TV as part of its convergent Love offering. Orange Love customers can now view live TV services on their smartphones and tablets via the Orange TV app, following a trial period. The app includes an enlarged TV guide, the ability set recordings on the TV set-top remotely, the ability […]

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