Orange Spain offering free Netflix for six months to push Love de su Vida

Orange España has introduced what it is pitching as a flexible convergent offering that enables consumers to take only the services that they really need, bundled with a free Netflix subscription for six months for customers that use its services more intensively. From January 21, the Love de su Vida offering will enable new and […]

Mediapro secures Qatar World Cup rights

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has secured the Spanish rights to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, boosting its flagging roster of domestic and international football rights in the country. Mediapro said it would create a dedicated channel providing 24/7 coverage of the competition. In addition to live broadcasts of matches, the channel will provide […]

Euskaltel adds Amazon Prime Video, Orange speculation mounts

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has become the first operator in the country to integrate the Amazon Prime Video service into its set-tops. The Amazon service will be available to Euskaltel subscribers equipped with Android TV boxes. The move will make Amazon Prime originals such as Six Dreams, The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, […]

Euskaltel outlines ambitious revenue and EBITDA growth plan

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has outlined plans to grow its revenue to €800 million, with EBITDA of €400 million, by 2022, with its expansion into new markets accounting for 8% of revenues by that date. The ambitious turnover target would imply growth of 28.6% on the company’s figure for 2017, with the EBITDA figure […]

IPTV growth led Spanish pay TV market in Q218

Spanish pay TV revenues attributed to fibre and xDSL operators grew by 15% in the second quarter of last year, with nine out of the country’s 6.64 million pay TV customers taking their subscription as part of a bundle with other services, according to the latest figures released by regulator the CNMC. Pay TV revenues […]

Zegona raises capital for Euskaltel share purchases

Cable and telecom investor Zegona Communications has successfully completed its share placing, raising gross proceeds of approximately £100.5 million (€112.6 million). The share placement represents about 75.8% of UK-based Zegona’s issued ordinary share capital prior to the placing. The company plans to use the capital raised to make new purchases of shares in Spanish regional […]

Zegona to raise capital for Euskaltel share purchases

Cable and telecom investor Zegona Communications has unveiled plans to raise at least £100 million through a share placement as it moves to realise its aim to purchase shares in regional Spanish cable operator Euskaltel on the open market. Zegona has also entered into agreement with Virgin Group and Barclays Banks to draw up to […]

Vodafone Spain to cut up to 1,200 jobs

Vodafone Spain has announced plans to cut up to 1,200 jobs, citing market conditions and efforts to move to a “more simplified organisational model”. In a statement, Vodafone said that current market conditions are causing demand for services to grow exponentially while prices are not following suit. “Close to 50% of gross additions are associated […]

Euskaltel unveils national expansion plan

Regional Spanish cable operator Euskaltel has unveiled more details of its plan to expand outside its core region and ultimately establish itself as a national player. Euskaltel will use the R brand of its Galician network as well as the Euskaltel brand to expand into new regional markets, with a target of reaching over one […]

Orange Spain reportedly mulling Euskaltel move

Orange España is mulling a possible move to acquire northern Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel, according to local reports. According to El Economista, citing unnamed sources, Orange – Spain’s number three operator ­after Telefónica and Vodafone – is still at an early stage of a possible acquisition of the Basque Country-based player, but has been […]

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