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Spanish watchdog gives qualified welcome to new media law proposals

Spain’s markets regulator the CNMC has published an update on plans for a revision of the country’s audiovisual media law which specifies that all players present in the market “that compete for the same audience” should contribute to the financing of public broadcaster RTVE. The change would mean that VOD operators and video-sharing platforms would […]

Spain to oblige streamers to help finance public broadcaster

The Spanish government is to oblige streaming platforms such as Netflix to help finance public broadcaster RTVE through a contribution of 1.5% of their revenues from next year. The measure is part of the country’s new draft audiovisual law, which is expected to be passed by the Congreso de los Diputados, the lower house of […]

UHD Spain launches first UHD HDR SDR simulcast on terrestrial, satellite and streaming

The non-profit association UHD Spain, which was founded in January by with 30 industry partners, has kicked off simulcast UHD HDR and SDR demonstration broadcasts via terrestrial, satellite and streaming. UHD Spain said that this first simulcast consolidates its commitment to develop a collaborative framework around new audiovisual technologies, and in particular UHD, to demonstrate […]

RTVE agrees Spanish MotoGP sublicensing deal with DAZN

Spanish pubcaster RTVE has agreed a deal with MotoGP promoter Dorna Sports and rights holder DAZN. The broadcaster will show live coverage of the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria from Austria in August and the Gran Premio Michelin de Aragon in Spain during October. Both races will have their Friday and Saturday practice sessions […]

Telefónica turns to Eutelsat for RTVE channels

Spanish telecom operator Telefónica has signed a multi-year capacity contract for public broadcaster RTVE with satellite operator Eutelsat for capacity at its flagship Hotbird neighbourhood. Telefónica has chosen Eutelsat’s key orbital position at 13° East to broadcast RTVE free-to-air content consisting of two HD channels: TVE Internacional Europa, the broadcaster’s international Spanish general interest channel, and the […]

RTVE confirms it won’t bid for Saudi-hosted Spanish Super Cup

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE will not bid for the rights to the Spanish Super Cup to be held in Saudi Arabia.  The Spanish football federation (RFEF) last week announced a three-year deal to host a refreshed version of the tournament in Saudi Arabia, with the first iteration to be held in Jeddah in January 2020. […]

DAZN and Mediaset partner for Copa del Rey bid

Mediaset has reportedly partnered up with OTT sports disruptor DAZN to bid for domestic rights to Spain’s Copa del Rey football competition. According to local paper El Espanol, the organisations submitted a joint bid to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) during the third round of bidding in the tendering process for the 2019/20, 2020/21 […]

Post Luxembourg adds Spanish international drama channel to line-up

Telecom operator Post Luxembourg has struck a deal with Spanish public broadcaster RTVE to bring Spanish international TV channel Star HD to its subscribers. The RTVE-owned channel will be carried as part of the PostTV IPTV platform. Star HD mainly broadcasts fiction and entertainment series including Aguila Roja, Los Misterios de Lauraand Isabel. RTVE provides […]

Watchdog: investment in Spanish series leapt by 40% in 2017

Investment in series in Spain’s official languages by audiovisual service provider grew by 40% in 2017, according to regulator the CNMC. The watchdog reported that investment in content is Spanish and other European languages not official in Spain accounted for 77% of the country’s total investment in content. Reporting on the way broadcasters and service […]

Spanish court: RFEF cannot exclude Mediapro from Copa del Rey

A Spanish judge has ordered the country’s football governing body, the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF), to cancel the award of rights to the final of the Copa del Rey and to readmit Mediapro to bidding for the match, according to the broadcaster. According to Mediapro, a Madrid commercial court has found in favour […]

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