Prisa’s Yomvi iPad app proving popular

Users of Spanish pay TV operator Prisa’s new iPad app have consumed an average of 6.9 titles since it launched on October 3. The Yomvi app, which offers content from Prisa’s Canal Plus pay TV platform, including football and movies, launched on hybrid set-top boxes and PCs last year and has since been rolled out […]

Prisa adds Canal Plus subs as overall group revenues decline

Spanish media group Prisa added 40,968 subscribers to its pay TV platform Canal Plus in the year to the end of its second quarter, taking its pay TV total to 1.8 million. Revenues from Prisa’s audiovisual unit totalled €594 million in the quarter while overall revenues came in at €1.3 billion, a sharp decline on […]

Media Capital strikes deal with Microsoft in Portugal

Prisa-backed Portuguese media group Media Capital has signed a deal with Microsoft to make video content available on MSN in Portugal. The agreement will give MSN’s three million unique monthly users access to about 1,200 videos each month, covering fiction, news and entertainment. Media Capital will be responsible for the commercialisation of advertising opportunities on […]

Prisa grows pay TV numbers

Spanish pay TV platform Canal Plus, which was recently rebranded from Digital Plus, ended September with 1.83 million subscribers. The Prisa-owned operator added 7,000 DTH customers in the third quarter, compared to a net loss of 18,630 in the second quarter and a loss of 20,788 in the third quarter of 2010. Wholesale subscribers numbered […]

Prisa’s debt load could mean TV assets put on the block

Spanish media company Prisa could be forced to put its stakes in Media Capital and Telecinco on the block in order to manage its €3.5 billion debt load, according to the Financial Times. The UK newspaper says that its TV and other assets could come into play because of pressures associated with servicing its large […]

Prisa launches online TV platform with Jazztel

Spanish media group Prisa is to start offering some of its premium content online in partnership with broadband provider Jazztel. Jazztel and Prisa TV will in the coming weeks jointly launch an online TV platform using content from Prisa-owned Canal Plus. Content will include Premier League and La Liga football, premium movies and concerts. Prisa […]