DAZN enters Spanish commercial premises market with Orange

Sports streamer DAZN is to enter the commercial premises market in Spain in partnership with Orange. The streaming outfit will launch a new linear channel, DAZN fútbol, which will be available in Orange’s television offer for venues, such as bars, cafes and restaurants, and which will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the Premier League […]

Spain’s Virgin telco running ‘well ahead’ of target

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel Group’s recently launched Virgin telco brand, which it uses to market services in Spain outside its home turf of the Basque Country, Asturias and Galicia, has now signed up over 58,000 customers after six months of operation. The total subscriber base includes 43,000 fixed and 15,000 mobile customers, with the […]

Vodafone’s German TV base slides but Spain rises

Vodafone’s German TV base decline by 85,000 in the course of the first half of this year, reflecting what the company described as “lower retail activity during the COVID-19 pandemic and a lower premium TV customer base”. The company harmonised its TV offering across its Kabel Deutschland and Unitymedia footprints in August, taking Vodafone TV […]

Mediaset benefits from Italian ad recovery

Mediaset has benefited from a strong recovery in the Italian advertising market in the third quarter, with the broadcaster’s ad sales in the country bouncing back with 4.7% growth. Overall, Mediaset posted revenues for the first nine months of the year of €1.723 billion, down from €2.03 billion last year. Revenues in Italy were down […]

Vodafone Spain first with intelligent voice assistant for TV

Vodafone España has launched an intelligent voice assistant, Átika, that will integrate voice control of the TV, premium sound quality and Amazon Alexa in a single device. Vodafone said the device is the first of its kind oto be launched by an operator in the Spanish market. Speaking on a virtual press conference to mark […]

Half of Spanish internet users now subscriber to online video

Half of Spanish internet-connected homes are now consuming subscription online video services, according to data released by regulator the CNMC. According to the data, half of homes were consuming pay services at the half-year point, up 33% in one year. The number of homes paying for online video rose to 49.1% at the end of […]

Telefónica sees OTT growth offset pay TV decline

Telefónica’s TV base continued to grow in the third quarter thanked to the continued success of its OTT offerings, with its traditional cable and IPTV subscriber numbers declining. Overall, the international telco had 8.14 million pay TV customers at the end of the quarter, down 5.4% year-on-year, with a decline from 8.243 million in the […]

Euskaltel hails strong start for Virgin telco as COVID-19 takes its toll

Growth from Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel’s national launch under the Virgin telco brand has exceeded the company’s initial expectations, with 38,000 additions from this brand contributing to an overall net growth in the operator’s customer base of 20,000 for the quarter to September. The new operation added 21,000 fixed line customers, taking its total […]

Pay TV and ad revenues drop in Spain in Q1, but OTT TV grows

Pay TV and TV advertising revenues tumbled in the first quarter in Spain as the COVID-19 pandemic tightened its grip, according to figures released by regulator the CNMC. Pay TV subscriptions also fell, but online TV subs rose sharply, taking the overall pay video universe into growth. IPTV revenues dropped by a marginal 1.2% to […]

Acorn TV launches on Vodafone TV in Spain

Best-of-British streaming service Acorn TV is to launch on Vodafone España’s TV service in Spain. The AMC Networks-owned SVOD offering, which combines UK and international English-language content, will launch on Vodafone’s network on November 3. Vodafone customers will be able to try the service out for no extra charge during November, after which it will […]

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