Zegona confirms in talks to buy Vodafone Spain

UK-based investor Zegona Communications, the former part-owner of Spanish cable operator Euskaltel, has confirmed it is in talks to buy Vodafone España. Zegona confirmed to the London Stock Exchange that it is in discussion with Vodafone about acquiring the Spanish operation, and with banks in relation to its filing. The confirmation followed reports about the […]

MásMóvil passes fibre milestone

Spanish service provider MásMóvil has passed 29 million addressable homes with its fibre network in Spain including 2.5 million homes across 1,000 towns and villages with fewer than 20,000 people. MásMóvil said it had added about 2.2 million commercialisable homes over the last two years, taking its overall total from 26.8 million in September 2021 […]

Thema teams with Tivify to launch Moroccan suite in Spain

Canal+-owned channel distributor Thema has teamed up with Spanish TV platform operator Tivify to launch of a suite of nine Moroccan TV channels bundled into a single package created and assembled by Thema for the first time in Spain, Maghreb TV+. For an additional monthly cost of €3.99 EUR, Tivify users and the Moroccan community living in […]

Spain vows to defend ‘strategic interests’ as stc looks to buy into Telefónica

The Spanish government is likely to probe Saudi telco stc’s plan to take a 9.9% stake in Telefónica, valued at around €2.1 billon, according to reports. The Saudi group, backed by the country’s sovereign wealth fund, informed Telefónica and the Spanish government about its intentions just before news of the bid became public on Tuesday. […]

Galicia-based R adds Prime Video to line-up, offers three-month trial subscription

Spain’s Galicia-based cable operator R, owned by MásMóvil via the Euskaltel Group of northern Spanish operators, is expanding its entertainment line-up by adding Amazon’s Prime Video to its offering. The company, which is owned by Euskaltel, already supplies Netflix and DAZN to its subscriber base, Prime Video is available from today and R is giving […]

Spain’s LaLiga launches FAST channel LaLiga+

The Spanish football league organisation LaLiga has launched its FAST channel LaLiga+ on FAST platforms in partnership with The Channel Store. The FAST channel broadcasts international football events such as South America’s Copa Libertadores, CONCACAF Gold Cup and the Asian AFC Champions League. It will also feature matches from other national championships such as the […]

FTTH becomes ever more dominant in Spanish broadband

Fibre-to-the-home lines in Spain passed the milestone of 14.3 million homes in June, while overall fixed broadband lines reached 17 million, according to the latest statistics published by markets regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, fixed broadband lines grew by 31481 in June to reach 17.042 million, up from 16.329 million a year ago. […]

Telefónica secures UEFA Champions League and US Open tennis

Telefónica has secured rights to the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Conference League football for the three seasons from 2024 until 2027 for a reported €320 million per season, along with rights to US Open tennis for its Movistar Plus+ TV service. Telefónica will also air the UEFA Youth League as part of its […]

MFE sees first-half revenue and profit drop slightly

Mediaset-owner MediaForEurope’s (MFE) board has approved first-half financials that saw the group’s net revenue shrink slightly, pulled down by the general dip in the advertising market. However, the group was able to post a rise in operating profit after cutting costs by 2.2%. MFE has drawn the conclusion that Italy and Spain are probably better […]

CNMC fines Telefónica another €5m over DTS acquisition

Spanish market regulator the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) has fined telco operator Telefónica another €5 million for failing to comply with the commitments following the acquisition of DTS in 2015. CNMC sanctioned Telefónica with a €6 million fine previously in March over the DTS case. The Spanish watchdog authorised the acquisition of […]

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