Spanish watchdog takes action against Telefónica in DTS case

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has instigated disciplinary proceedings against Telefónica for a “possible breach” of commitments it made when it acquired pay TV operators DTS iin 2015. The CNMC cited an alleged breach of reporting obligations by the telco as the reason for its move. The watchdog said it was “imperative to verify the […]

Telefónica to rebrand and revamp Fusión convergence proposition

Spanish telco Telefónica is reconfiguring its convergence offering, including rebranding Movistar Fúsion as miMovistar, which it says will offer greater flexibility to customers. The telco said that miMovistar was a “new global portfolio for the general public through which customers will be able to choose the products and services they need in a simple, customizable […]

Telefónica and Microsoft expand partnership to focus on consumer market collaboration

Spanish telco Telefónica has announced an expanded global strategic relationship with Microsoft. The partnership will see the pair focus on accelerating the creation of joint initiatives in the consumer market. Such initiatives will be oriented around the development and commercialization of new proposals and solutions for the home, based on the network capabilities of Telefónica […]

Movistar Plus+ launching TV-commerce app as part of AWS partnership

Telefónica is launching a TV-commerce app on its Movistar Plus+ service as part of a wide-ranging partnership with Amazon Web Services. The new app will allow Movistar Plus+ users to browse over 20,000 home products a wide selection of products available on through a new addition to its Living App collection, Selección Hogar de […]

Movistar Plus+ adds Twitter to Living Apps collection

Spanish telco Telefónica’s pay TV service Movistar Plus+ has added Twitter to its Living Apps offering, bringing a variety of music, sports, travel, technology, culture, comedy and movies and series content to TV screens.   The move means that over 1.5 million Movistar Plus+ subscribers will be able to view Twitter’s Living App content on […]

Liberty Global FMC strategy is ‘delivering’, plans for new UK fibre company move forward

Liberty Global’s fixed-mobile strategy is “delivering” according to CEO Mike Fries, with the addition of a million broadband and mobile subscribers added across last year. Speaking to analysts after Liberty posted strong year-end results, Fries said that Liberty’s “FMC champions” – its part-owned operating companies in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland – are […]

Virgin Media O2 seeks funding for fibre buildout venture

Virgin Media O2 is reportedly planning to launch a fibre-building joint venture with respective owners Liberty Global and Telefónica in an effort to ramp up pressure on BT. According to the FT, the multinational telcos plan to contact potential investors this week with informal discussions already underway.  Virgin Media O2 is scheduled to upgrade its […]

Movistar+ reportedly in talks with DAZN over LaLiga, Euskaltel strikes partnership

Spanish pay TV operator Movistar+ is reportedly in talks with sports streamer DAZN to gain the right to show all matches of LaLiga. In news first reported by, the Telefónica-owned operator is seeking to secure the right to show the 45% of LaLiga matches to which it currently does not have access. According to […]

Movistar+ renews Netflix agreement for five years

Telefónica-owned pay TV operator Movistar+ has renewed its carriage agreement with Netflix for a further five years. The deal, which follows one originally signed in 2018, will see the pair extend their partnership until 2026, enabling Movistar Fusión customers to sign up for and view Netflix. Shows airing on Netflix in Spain over the coming […]

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