SPI/FilmBox signs distribution deal with Telecable

Broadcaster SPI/FilmBox and Bulgarian telecom operator Telecable have announced a distribution deal to add 10 channels to the service. In particular, Televable subscribers will have access to four movie channels – FilmBox, FilmBox Extra, FilmBox Plus and FilmBox Arthouse – and a number of thematic channels including gaming channel Gametoon, combat sports broadcaster FightBox, extreme […]

Euskaltel is underperforming, says shareholder Zegona

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has failed to take sufficient action to improve its performance since acquiring Asturias operator Telecable from UK-based owner Zegona Communications, according to the latter’s assessment of the company. Publishing its annual report, Zegona said that it was “disappointed” by the decline in Euskaltel’s share price since the closing of the […]

Euskaltel sees strong take-up of Android TV box

Two months on from its acquisition of Asturias operator Telecable from UK-based Zegona Communications, Spanish Basque Country-based cable operator Euskaltel has seen its pay TV base grow by 127,000 year-on-year to 394,000 in the year to September, and has seen strong take-up of its new Android TV-based box. The company said that its on-going TV […]

Movistar Partizado only available via main Spanish operators

The new season of Spanish La Liga football kicked off this weekend, with matches to which Telefónica holds the exclusive rights offered only via the country’s principal operators. The Movistar Partizado offering will only be available via Telefónica’s Movistar service, Vodafone, Orange and Orange-owned Jazztel. Following the shutting down of Telecable-owned online sports service, […]

Telecable closes OTT TV service

Spanish regional cable operator Telecable, now owned by Bilbao-based Euskaltel, is closing its online TV football service users were able to access BeIN Sports’ three La Liga channels and the main BeIN Sports channel, but the service did not include the Movistar Partizado football offering. Telecable has now said that it is unable […]

Euskaltel turns in solid subscriber gains

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel, which last week completed the acquisition of Zegona Communications-owned Asturias operator Telecable, has posted solid subscriber gains for the first half and reduced revenues in what it described as a highly competitive market. Euskaltel saw particularly strong growth in the mobile segment, adding 35,000 new mobile lines in the first […]

Euskaltel completes Telecable acquisition

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has completed the acquisition of Zegona Communications-owned Asturias region operator Telecable. Completion of the deal follows approval by the Bilbao-based operator’s shareholders and a green light by the country’s competition watchdog, the CNMC. The acquisition of Telecable creates a single cable operator covering the Basque Country, Asturias and Galicia, where […]

Euskaltel shareholders approve Telecable acquisition

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel’s annual shareholders meeting has approved the company’s acquisition of Asturias operator Telecable, owned by the UK’s Zegona Communications. The acquisition means that Euskaltel, which operates in the Basque Country and, through its subsidiary R, Galicia, will now have an addressable market of six million people, and will provide 2.4 million […]

Euskaltel names new board as shareholders meet to OK Telecable acquisition

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel’s shareholders are expected to give a green light to the company’s acquisition of Zegona Communications-owned Telecable today, along with a capital increase and the expansion of the company’s board from 10 to 12 members. The new board will include Robert Samuelson as representative of Zegona, which will hold a 15% […]

MásMóvil reportedly teaming up with Huawei to launch TV service

Spanish mobile operator MásMóvil, the country’s fourth-largest telco, is planning to launch a TV service in partnership with Huawei, according to Spanish press. According to financial daily El Español, citing two unnamed sources, the operator plans to launch an ‘open’ TV platform that will make third-party services such as Netflix, HBO and Amazon available via […]

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