Telefónica’s Movistar+ secures Champions League rights

Telefónica’s Movistar+ platform has secured rights to the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League until the 2023-24 season. The agreement gives Movistar+. broadcasting rights to the main European competitions both for residential customers and the HORECAS market of hotels, restaurants, cafés and public premises in Spain and Andorra. Movistar+ also has rights to […]

Cosmo On streaming service launches on Orange España

Hearst-owned Spanish female-focused network Cosmopolitan TV has launched a new on-demand streaming offering, Cosmo On, on Orange’s platform. Orange is offering Cosmo On as part of its Orange TV Cine y Series package without additional cost. The service will offer over 400 new titles annually on-demand, including the exclusive debut of new political drama Bright […]

Telefónica and Atresmedia get green light for studio JV

The European Commission has given a green light for Spanish telco Telefónica and commercial broadcaster Atresmedia to create their planned studio joint venture, Buendía Estudios. The new company – a 50:50 JV between the pair – will be tasked with creating and producing content in Spanish for the global market. The pair said that the […]

Vivendi in fresh move to thwart Mediaset’s merger plan

Vivendi is involved in a fresh move to thwart Mediaset’s plans to merge its Italian and Spanish operations under the umbrella of a Dutch-registered holding company, MediaForEurope (MFE). Mediaset España informed markets regulator the CNMV that it had received a notice from the French media giant challenging the changes to the merger plan adopted at […]

Vodafone Spain extends smart TV availability of service

Vodafone Spain has become the latest operator to strike a deal to provide its TV service via smart TV, in this case with Xiaomi. The operator said that the agreement would allow its customers to view TV on new platforms and that the objective was to increase the range of devices that subscribers could use […]

Orange Spain deepens AMC partnership with Terror package launch

Orange España has extended its partnership with AMC Networks Southern Europe by launching the latter’s on-demand horror movie offering Planet Horror as part of a new horror-themed premium package alongside horror channel Dark. The new offering, named Terror, will be available for €3 per month, with the first month free. While Dark has been available […]

Movistar+ connected devices surpass 10 million

The number of devices connected to Telefónica’s Movistar+ pay TV service has surpassed 10 million, according to the operator, with the service being viewed on some six million TV sets each month. The operator said that the coronavirus lockdown had helped boost the number of devices connected to the service to a historic record of […]

KKR and Cinven bid for MásMóvil could pave way for Spanish shake-up

Private equity groups KKR and Cinven have teamed up to make a friendly takeover bid for Spain’s fourth-ranked telecom operator MásMóvil for up to €2.963 billion, which could pave the way for a long-awaited shake up of the Spanish telecom market.   The funds are offering €22.50 a share for the operator, which has been […]

Spanish homes turning to streaming video

Over four in 10 Spanish homes with internet access were accessing streaming video services such as Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime Video at the end of last year, according to data released by markets regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, 40.5% of internet homes in Spain were using online pay streaming platforms at the […]

Mediaset España launches international pay streaming service

Mediaset España has launched an international version of its Mitele Plus subscription streaming service. For €3 per month or €30 per year, viewers can sign up for international access to the Mitele Plus Basic package, including programmes from the group’s existing international channel CincoMas, which is transferring its linear content to an à-la-carte on-demand distribution […]

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