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 […]

Mediaset pivots to free as Premium becomes OTT

Mediaset is “transforming” rather than “shutting down” its Mediaset Premium pay TV business after making the offering an OTT-only service, according to chief financial officer Marco Giordani. Speaking on an earnings call after Mediaset posted reduced revenue and EBITDA but an improved net profit, Giordani said that Mediaset was reorienting the business to take account […]

Vodafone takes hit in full-year results, but sees green shoots in Spain

Vodafone was hit by a perfect storm in its end of year results, leading the mobile and fixed telecom giant to cut its long-preserved dividend by 40% after it sustained a massive loss. While the company’s €7.6 billion loss was primarily due to a loss on disposal of Vodafone India (following the completion of the […]

Telefónica TV base boosted by Movistar Play LatAm launch

Telefónica saw its TV base rise by 3% overall to 8.8 million in the year to March, boosted by a 16% rise in its IPTV base and an additional 900,000 homes signing up for new OTT service Movistar Play in Latin America. In Spain, Telefónica grew its convergent customers base by 4% to 4.6 million, […]

FOXNOW launches on Orange in Spain

Fox Networks Group has launched its FOXNOW service with Orange TV in Spain, available without additional cost for Fox and Fox Life subscribers as part of the Orange TV Cine y Series package. Samuel Muñoz, head of marketing at Orange España, said that FOXNOW was “an exceptional addition to our catalogue” that would delight Orange […]

Euskaltel sets out expansion targets

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has said it expects to add 30,000 subscribers this year through its expansion into neighbouring regions of the country using Orange’s network, and to add €10 million to income. Euskaltel is expanding its service offering into five markets in regions outside its core markets of the Basque Country, Asturias and […]

Telefónica showcases augmented and mixed reality in Segovia

Spanish telco Telefónica has teamed up with the city of Segovia. Natoural Digital Solutions and Samsung to showcase a virtual tourism experience based on 5G and augmented and mixed reality technology. The presentation in Segovia, part of the Ciudades Tecnológicas 5G project, taps into augmented and mixed reality to offer a virtual tourism experience that […]

Zegona secures place for ex-Jazztel chief on Euskaltel board

Former Jazztel CEO Miguel García has replaced Robert Samuelson as investor Zegona Communications’ proprietary director on the board of regional Spanish cable operator Euskaltel. García replaced Samuelson, Zegona’s chief operating officer, effective as of yesterday. Zegona Communications, which recently displaced Basque Country bank Kutxabank as the northers Spanish cable operator’s biggest shareholder after acquiring shares […]

Telefónica to launch OTT TV service in Spain

Telefónica España president Emilio Gayo has outlined plans for a new €8 a month OTT TV service that will be available to non-Movistar subscribers. Outlining the company’s plans for the next few months, Gayo said that the operator would launch the service, which will include access to flagship channel #0, sports channel #Vamos and its […]

Orange Spain launches Amazon Prime on Android boxes

Orange España has launched Amazon Prime Video on its Android TV set-top, making it the second operator in the country to add Amazon’s streaming video service to its TV offering after regional cable operator Euskaltel. The move means that Orange’s TV customers in Spain can now access the Amazon Prime Video catalogue, including titles such […]

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