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Business consortium looking to acquire majority in Telefónica LatAm

A group of Latin American businessmen from multiple countries have banded together to present a plan to acquire a majority stake in Telefónica’s Latin American operation outside Brazil, according to a report in Spanish daily El Mundo. According to the report, the consortium of businessmen has made a tentative offer to acquire a 51% stake […]

Euskaltel names new technology chief

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has named Ángel Olabuenaga Burón as its new chief financial officer, replacing Jon Ander de las Fuentes Inchausti. Olabuenaga has previously worked for companies including Deloitte, Telefónica Data España and Electrolux. Most recently he was CFO, Latin America for wind turbine group Vestas. Ander de las Fuentes has served as […]

Euskaltel launches new mobile TV app, strikes wholesale deal with Telefónica

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel Group has launched a new mobile app that allows customers to view TV content from iOS and Android mobile devices. The new app is the first to allow all customers of the group’s three operating companies, the Basque Country-based Euskaltel, R in Galicia and Telecable in Asturias, to access on-demand […]

Euskaltel strikes ‘improved’ deal with Orange and opens way to joint fibre investments

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has struck a new wholesale agreement with Orange to enable it to offer services nationally that it says offers “better terms and longer agreements” than the previous deal. Euskaltel has relied heavily on Orange’s network to realise its plans to offer services outside its home markets of the Basque Country, […]

Telefónica turns to Eutelsat for RTVE channels

Spanish telecom operator Telefónica has signed a multi-year capacity contract for public broadcaster RTVE with satellite operator Eutelsat for capacity at its flagship Hotbird neighbourhood. Telefónica has chosen Eutelsat’s key orbital position at 13° East to broadcast RTVE free-to-air content consisting of two HD channels: TVE Internacional Europa, the broadcaster’s international Spanish general interest channel, and the […]

All eyes on Mediaset EGM as court sets new date in MediaForEurope dispute

The Milan judge considering Vivendi’s case against Mediaset’s merger of its Italian and Spanish arms under a new Dutch holding company has pushed back the case to a new hearing scheduled for January 21, after Mediaset’s planned EGM votes on changes to the structure of the new company. The decision effectively suspends the creating of […]

Milan Court may look again at Vivendi-Mediaset dispute

The Milan court that last week considered the ongoing dispute between Vivendi and Mediaset has reserved the right to decide on Vivendi’s case at a later date, with the possibility of another hearing soon or possibly after Mediaset’s planned EGM on January 10, according to local reports.  Judge Elena Crugnola has reserved the right to […]

Movistar+ steps in to air Saudi Supercopa

Telefónica’s pay TV service Movistar+ is to broadcast the next three editions of the Supercopa de España football competition, which is controversially being hosted by Saudi Arabia in January. Movistar+ will transmit all of the matches from the competition, which will feature top Spanish clubs Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid and Valencia battling […]

DAZN takes Copa Del Rey rights

Sports streaming service DAZN has landed rights to Spain’s premier domestic cup competition, the Copa Del Rey, in a raft of markets including Spain and Germany. The Copa Del Rey will also stream on DAZN in Austria, Switzerland and Japan. The three-year deal covers the upcoming seasons from 2019/20 to 2021/22 and represents DAZN’s first […]

Mediapro selling Atresmedia stake

Catalonia-based Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro is selling its stake in Spanish national commercial broadcaster Atresmedi which operates the Antena 3 and La Sexta channels. Mediapro had previously sold a 1% stake in the broadcaster to private equity outfit BlackRock, according to local press. However the latest sale, of its remaining 3.11%, necessitated a communication […]

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