Spain


Mixed fortunes for Orange TV: growth in France, decline in Spain

Orange had 10.437 million TV customers as of the end of March, out of 21.9 million fixed broadband connections. The TV base grew from 10.347 million at the end of December, with the growth coming primarily from the domestic market. In France, Orange gained 100,000 TV subscribers quarter-on-quarter, ending the period with 7.712 million IPTV […]

Spanish pay TV tops 8m subs but overall TV revenues plummet

TV revenues in Spain fell by a substantial 10% last year as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic made itself felt on the economy, despite strong growth in pay TV numbers. According to the latest figures from markets regulator the CNMC, pay TV numbers passed the eight million mark for the first time last year, […]

MásMóvil in bid to take over Euskaltel

Spanish number four operator MásMóvil has launched a tender offer to acquire 100% control of Euskaltel in a friendly bid that has secured the acceptance of the northern regional cable operator’s main shareholders. Euskaltel’s leading shareholder, UK-based investment outfit Zegona Communications, along with the group’s other main shareholders Kutxaband and Alba, which together own 52% […]

Vodafone Spain sees massive growth in TV viewing

Vodafone España has seen use of its TV service increase by over a third since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, with a big shift to nocturnal viewing and a drop in viewing of digital terrestrial channels. The company said that use of Vodafone TV had increased by 34% since March 2020, with the biggest increase in […]

Vodafone Spain integrates Atresmedia premium SVOD offering

Vodafone España is to integrate commercial broadcaster Atresmedia’s premium streaming service, ATRESplayer Premium, into its TV offering. The service provides access to Atresmedia’s entire back-catalogue and range of channels live and on-demand, and also offers exclusive series, original productions and premieres of programmes ahead of their free-to-air broadcast. ATRESplayer Premium is an SVOD service that […]

NBCUniversal teams with Movistar+ to launch Universal+ and DreamWorks channel in Spain

NBCUniversal International Networks is to launch streaming service Universal+ and new channel DreamWorks in Spain in partnership with pay TV provider Movistar+ from Telefónica. The US studio is launching linear channel DreamWorks for the first time in Spain on the Movistar+ platform, along with an associated on-demand offering that will also be available in the […]

Vodafone Spain launches personalised kids UI

Vodafone España has launched a dedicated UI for younger kids, where parents can create a profile for each child that is personalised by age, hours of permitted viewing and access to content. Vodafone has also introduced two new functionalities for its Vodafone TV app, enabling playback control that allows users to view content frame-by-frame while […]

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 […]

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