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7.7 million Spaniards watch Champions League Final

Real Madrid’s 1-0 Champions League Final victory over Liverpool was Spain’s most watched iteration of the final since 2014. Spanish public broadcaster RTVE said that it attracted an average audience of 7.7 million viewers, translating to a 52.8% share of all TV viewing. Viewership peaked at 8.7 million on La 1, while just shy of […]

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 […]

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