Spain


Vodafone and Orange set for Amazon Prime Video in Spain

Vodafone and Orange’s Spanish units are both set to incorporate Amazon Prime Video into their offerings. Vodafone today announced a deal that will see it become the first Spanish operator to commercialise Amazon’s voice assistants Echo and Echo Dot as part of its smart home portfolio. Vodafone director of products and innovation Blanca Echániz also […]

One in three Spanish internet homes watching pay video services

One in three Spanish homes connected to the internet use pay platforms to watch audiovisual content online, according to a survey by Spanish markets regulator the CNMC, with Netflix taking second position to Movistar+. According to the survey, some 2.2 million consumers subscribe to Movistar+, with two million subscribing to Netflix. Vodafone TV online is […]

Orange launches new Spanish SVOD service and Android TV box

FlixOlé, the first homegrown Spanish subscription video-on-demand service, focusing on Spanish movies, has officially launched and struck its first distribution partnership with Orange. The operator, which is engaged in a battle for TV subscribers with struggling Vodafone as well as market leader Telefónica in the Spanish market, has also launched its new Android-based set-top and […]

Vodafone: no UK TV offering until broadband is ‘successful’

Vodafone will not launch a TV service in the UK until its fixed-broadband offering is “successful”, according to CEO Nick Read. Speaking to analysts after Vodafone unveiled its quarterly figures, Read said that Vodafone UK CEO Nick Jeffery had made “the right decision” in focusing on a broadband offering without TV for the time being. […]

Mediaset hit by softening ad market

Italian broadcaster Mediaset saw its revenues for the first nine months fall significantly as the soft advertising market and the group’s loss of football rights in Italy took their toll. However Mediaset posted better than expected operating profits, boosted by lower costs thanks to lower expenditure on rights. Mediaset posted revenues of €2.434 billion for […]

Vodafone takes massive TV loss in Spain as absence of football bites

Vodafone lost 71,000 TV customers during its fiscal first half thanks largely to its loss of football rights in Spain, which has allowed rivals Telefónica and Orange to pick off disgruntled sports fans from its subscriber base. Vodafone said that, “following challenging current trading and economic conditions” in the Spanish market, its cash flow would […]

DAZN to launch in Spain in early 2019

Sports streaming service DAZN has announced plans to launch in Spain early next year, having secured the rights for English Premier League football and MotoGP motorcycle racing. Spain will mark DAZN’s eight country launch following recent rollouts in the US, where it aims to transform the fight sports landscape, and Italy, where it is offering Serie A football. […]

SPI/FilmBox extends reach of Fast&FunBox HD in Spain

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox has extended the reach of its channel distribution in Spain with the launch of Fast&FunBox HD on Orange TV. From November 1, the channel will bring its mix of sports and entertainment in HD to Orange subscribers in Spain. The channel channel offers 400 new hours a year of sports including car […]

Spanish free DTT use declining as consumers turn to pay TV

Use of Spain’s free-to-air digital-terrestrial TV platform fell to a historical low at the end of the first quarter as consumers turned to pay TV services, according to numbers compiled by market regulator the CNMC. The regulator calculated that the number of pay TV customers in Spain reached 6.72 million at the end of the […]

Euskaltel puts positive spin on Q3 results

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel put a positive spin on year-to-date and Q3 results that saw significant increases in revenue and profit over the year-to-date, with the top and bottom line masking the impact of intense competition in the Spanish service provider market. Euskaltel posted group revenues of €521.1 million for the first nine months, […]

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