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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 […]

Mediaset faces Vivendi and ISS opposition to merger plan

Mediaset is facing shareholder opposition to its plans to merge with its Spanish offshoot and create a new pan-European holding company based in the Netherlands, with Vivendi and proxy advisory firm ISS indicating they will oppose the proposal. Mediaset shareholders are set to meet on September 4 to vote on the plan to create the […]

Jefferies: Telefónica making ‘rational’ response to aggressive football promos

Analysts at investment bank Jefferies have given an upbeat assessment of Telefónica’s prospects and has suggested that concerns about aggressive football promotions having a detrimental impact are overstated. According to Jefferies, Telefónica’s response to intensifying competition has been rational, with less aggressive discounting in response to Orange and its low-cost brand Jazztel’s moves to acquire […]

Spanish operators confirm football for bars and clubs

Vodafone España and Orange España have confirmed that they are entering the market to offer La Liga football to bars and clubs in competition with Telefónica. Vodafone, which has declined to strike a deal with Telefónica to offer top-tier Spanish football to its residential customers, has nevertheless agreed a sublicensing deal with Mediapro, which holds […]

Telefónica to take on rival ISPs in sport-for-bars market

Telefónica has acquired rights to take top-tier Spanish and international football to hotels, restaurants and bars for the forthcoming season The telco secured the rights after striking a sub-licensing deal with Mediapro, which retained so-called Horeca rights when it sold its own rights to top-tier Spanish football to Telefónica. The move means that subscribing premises […]

Vodafone España bundles HBO, Amazon and Netflix in single offering

Vodafone España has launched a new bundle that includes the three main international streaming offerings available in the country – HBO España, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix – in a single offering for €74.99 a month. The offering is available to new customers for a year and to current customer who sign up before the […]

Nationally produced fiction dominates top 10 across western Europe markets

Nationally produced fiction series continue to dominate the top 10 by audience in Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain, with distinct variations by genre between countries and a high degree of concentration in the channels that air the most popular series, according to a study by French media regulator the CSA. All 10 most […]

Mediapro airing Pan-American Games on YouTube

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has struck a deal with YouTube to distribute coverage of this year’s Pan-American Games from Lima, Peru, on the video-sharing platform. Mediapro is now airing live coverage of the games via its YouTube channel. The group said that its coverage ot the competition, which runs until August 11, has so […]

Orange España offers free Amazon Prime, commissions first original

Orange España has struck a deal with Amazon that will enable it to provide Amazon Prime as part of its convergent Love offering. Customers that sign up for the Love, Love Max or Love Negocio offerings from August will be able to benefit from Amazon Prime free of charge as part of their package for […]

Spanish broadcasters facing a tough year as ad market declines

The Spanish free-to-air commercial TV business’s prospects seem increasingly bleak, according to analyses of the two leading groups in the market by investment bank Berenberg. Berenberg predicts that the overall Spanish advertising market will decline by 4% for the year even with a recovery in the second half. Berenberg analysts said that Atresmedia, owner of […]

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