Streamers in Spain forced to carry content in regional languages via new law

The Spanish government has proposed a new law which will force streaming platforms operating in the country to show content in regional languages. The law, expected to be approved in 2022, will mean that at least 6% of any streaming platform’s catalogue must be available in Catalan, Galician or Basque. It is currently unclear whether […]

Movistar+ integrates Amazon Prime Video

Telefónica’s pay TV service Movistar+ and Amazon have consolidated their partnership to include Amazon Prime Video in the user experience of the Movistar+ platform. The integrated offering is being launched in a progressive implementation to be completed on November 24. Movistar+ customers with a Prime subscription will be able to access Prime Video easily without leaving the service, with both […]

Vodafone loses more TV customers in Germany and Spain

Vodafone lost significant numbers of TV customers in Germany and Spain in its fiscal first half to the end of September, with 101,000 TV customers lost in Germany and 38,000 lost in Spain. The operator blamed fewer gross customer additions due to COVID in Germany, but pointed to accelerated convergence penetration, with its German converged […]

Digi sees strong growth across Romania and Spain

Romania-based international pay TV, broadband and mobile service provider Digi counted close to 20 million revenue-generating units at the end of Q3 and saw its revenues jump by 12% year-on-year. Digi said its global RGU total rose by 12% year-on-year in the third quarter to end with 19.9 million overall. Digi’s overall revenues also increased […]

Euskaltel adds support for Chromecast to TV app

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel, now owned by MásMóvil, has launched a new version of its Edonon TV app that incorporates support for Chromecast, enabling users to send content direct from their mobile or tablet to the TV. The reversioned app includes access to 30 live channels and more content available on the Replayteka video-on-demand […]

Spanish TV revenues see sharp year-on-year decline

Spanish TV and radio advertising revenues dropped by 10.7% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, according to numbers published by markets regulator the CNMC. Overall TV revenues, including pay TV sales, also fell. According to the watchdog, TV and radio advertising revenues for the quarter to March amounted to €415.8 million, with commercial […]

MásMóvil passes fixed-line milestone

Spanish service provider MásMóvil has passed the milestone of three million fixed-line broadband customers following its acquisition of northern Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel and continued organic growth. The group now counts over 26.5 million homes passed by its fibre network. Via its MásMóvil, Yoigo, Pepephone, Llamaya, Euskaltel, R, Telecable and Virgin telco brands it […]

Dizi launches on Amazon Prime Channels in Spain

SPI international’s Turkish drama streaming offering Dizi has launched on Amazon Prime Video Channels in Spain. The Dizi SVOD service, dubbed in Spanish, is being offered as an add-on paid monthly subscription package available for Prime members at €2.99 per month and subscribers can get a free trial for two weeks. Some of the Dizi […]

Mediaset on the up as it completes Dutch move

Mediaset has now moved its registered office to the Netherlands, fulfilling a long-ambition that was also long-delayed because of the dispute between the Italian media company and one of its major shareholders, Vivendi. Pier Silvio Berlusconi will now be CEO of Mediaset NV, the new Dutch registered company, with Fedele Confalonieri serving as chairman. Mediaset’s […]

Advertising growth lifts Mediaset to strong recovery

Strong growth in the advertising market in both Italy and Spain has lifted Mediaset’s first-half results above the level achieved in 2019 before the global pandemic struck, according to the company. Mediaset posted net revenues of €1.387 billion for the first half, up from €1.166 billion last year. The second quarter was particularly strong, with […]

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