New Spanish OTT TV service Mitele Plus to offer La Liga football

Mediaset España’s OTT TV service Mitele Plus, which launches today, will include Spanish and international top-tier football. The subscription offering provides access to content already available via the broadaster’s free online servie Mitele but without advertising, with plans to introduce new exclusive content progressively. Mitele Plus is available for €2.50 a month or €25 for […]

FTTH passes nine million mark in Spain

The number of FTTH lines in Spain passed the nine million mark in May, according to figures released by regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, 148,000 new lines were added in May, contributing to year-on-year growth of 1.8 million. Over the same period, DSL lines declined by 1.3 million. Telefónica/Movistar has a 44.4% share […]

CNMC takes action over Telefónica breach of commitments in DTS acquisition

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has initiated proceedings against Telefónica for a possible breach of commitments made when it acquired pay TV operator DTS. According to the watchdog, Telefónica made errors in calculating the fixed costs of its Movistar Partizado football channel in making an offer of its pay TV channels to rival providers. The […]

Zegona gives upbeat assessment of Euskaltel prospects

Cable and telecom investor Zegona Communications has given an upbeat assessment of prospects for Spanish cable operator Euskaltel, in which it is now the leading shareholder, following a restructuring of the management team under new CEO José Miguel García last week. Zegona said that the integration of three operating companies – Basque Country-based Euskaltel, Asturias’ […]

Movistar+ Lite ‘exceeding expectations’ for Telefónica

Subscribers to Telefónica’s recently launched OTT TV service Movistar+ Lite are using the service for an average of two and half hours a day, with 80% of that time being spent on video-on-demand content, according to the Spanish telco. According to Telefónica, the data from June on usage of the €8 a month service shows […]

Amazon and Vodafone Spain kick off ‘pioneering’ Prime collaboration

Amazon and Vodafone España have kicked off what Vodafone describes as a “pioneering agreement” that will see the operator include a subscription to Amazon Prime in its Serielovers TV pack. From today all Serielovers subscribers will have access to Amazon Prime Video as part of their subscription, giving them access to content including The Marvelous […]

Zegona consolidates influence over Euskaltel with Samuelson appointment

Cable and telecom investor Zegona Communications has consolidated its control of the direction of Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel by securing the reappointment of Zegona’s chief operating officer Robert Samuelson as its second proprietary director on the Euskaltel board. A Euskaltel shareholders’ extraordinary general meeting also ratified the earlier appointments of Eamonn O’Hare, Zegona’s chairman […]

Euskaltel hails court decision as operators face up to data threat from production outfits

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has expressed satisfaction with the legal outcome of a case brought by a film production company that broke European data protection rules by contacting one of the operator’s customers over allegedly downloading the movie She Fighter using peer-to-peer technology. The Bilbao court dismissed the demand by She Fighter Ltd for recompense for […]

Telefónica reportedly to tap Mediapro for La Liga production

Telefónica has contracted production company and broadcaster Mediapro to produce its coverage of La Liga football, according to a report by financial newspaper El Español. According to the paper has tapped the Catalan outfit to provide recording, distribution and production of all matches that will aired on the new Movistar La Liga service, which will […]

Euskaltel names former Jazztel exec as strategy chief

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has named Alfonso Enríquez as group manager for strategy and investor relations. Enríquez will take charge of strategic projects as well as conveying relevant information to Euskaltel Group investors, analysts and shareholders. He previously worked as head of strategy and investor relations at Jazztel for five years, where Euskaltel’s new […]

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