AMC and Atresmedia’s Spanish-language pack launches in France

EspañaTV, the Spanish-language channel bouquet launched by AMC Networks International Southern Europe and  Atresmedia Internacional,  Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia’s international arm, has launched in France on IPTV platforms SFR and Free. The seven-channel pack provides a range of Spanish-language television content marketed outside of Spain, with channels specialized in the country’s cuisine, cinema, music, current events, series and […]

Telefónica sees shift in TV base

Spanish telco Telefónica saw an ongoing shift in its TV base towards higher value customers in the quarter to September, while its Latin American base was boosted by OTT TV offering Movistar Play. Telefónica now has 9.8 million video customers globally. The telco increased its IPTV base by 13% year-on-year but satellite losses meant that […]

Mediapro throws lifeline to Spanish women’s football

Spanish producer and broadcaster Mediapro has offered a lifeline of €1.5 million to Spanish women’s football organisation the Asociación de Clubes Femeninos de Fútbol (ACFF) to avoid a planned strike of players due to take place from November 16. Mediapro has been in dispute with the ACFF over the latter’s decision to accept an offer […]

Euskaltel names new chairman, reports stronger growth

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has named a new chairman and reported growth in profitability following a series of changes put in place by its new management. Euskaltel has named Xabier Iturbe Otaegi, vice-president of Basque regional bank Kutxabank, one of the company’s shareholders, as its chairman, replacing Alberto García Erauzkin. Iturbe has also held […]

New football season boost for Orange’s Spanish TV numbers

The launch of the new football season pushed Orange’s TV numbers in Spain into positive territory in the third quarter, with the operator adding 47,000 new TV subscribers compared with a loss of 41,000 in the second quarter. The operator also added 79,000 broadband customers, as compared with 71,000 for the previous quarter, along with […]

Telefónica gets €1.5m fine for subjecting rivals to excessive football costs

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has fined Telefónica €1.5 million over infractions of the conditions set at the time of its acquisition of pay TV operator DTS. The regulator ruled that the telco had failed to correctly allocate fixed costs that had a role in determining the price to paid by rival operators for its […]

Movistar+ launches new targeted ad campaign

Telefónica-owned Spanish pay TV platform Movistar+ has launched the latest phase of its drive to bring targeted, personalised advertising to its base. The pay TV service has launched a second project to air personalised advertising in partnership with Hyundai, agency Havas Media and Innocean Worldwide Spain. Under the latest initiative, when a household is watching […]

Spanish pay TV numbers revealed

The number of pay TV customers in Spain rose by 2.1% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, rising to 6.8 million, with IPTV accounting for the majority of those, according to figures released by regulator the CNMC. The number of quad- and quintuple-play subscribers amounted to 12.3 million at the end of March. The […]

DAZN scores Basketball Champions League rights in Spain ahead of season tip-off

Sports streamer DAZN has secured rights to the Basketball Champions League, the European club competition, in Spain.  Capitalising on heightened interest in the sport following the country’s Fiba World Cup win, the deal will run from 2019-20 to 2021-22 with the new season tipping off on October 15.  The Basketball Champions League adds to DAZN’s […]

Spanish regulator weighs in on marketing of football rights

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has called on the Real Federación Española de Fútbol(RFEF) to modify the terms by which it makes rights to the Copa del Rey available to broadcasters. The regulator called don the RFEF to make changes including strict limits on conditions attached to the award of rights, not to reserve rights […]

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