Telefónica rolls out Movistar-Netflix integration

Telefónica has integrated Netflix into its Movistar offering in Spain, allowing customers to access the SVOD service from a single platform and pay via one bill. As of December 11, Movistar’s Fusión Total Plus, Total and Selection subscribers will be able to watch Netflix in HD or Ultra HD quality, with current Movistar customers eligible […]

Football boosts Telefónica as Spanish TV numbers jump

Telefónica added a massive 101,000 TV customers in Spain in the quarter to September, contributing to what it described as its “best commercial activity in at least 10 years”. The jump in numbers, partly attributable to its hold on football rights and its ability to target Vodafone customers on that basis, compared with only 8,000 […]

Telefonica receives bullish update from Jefferies

Market analyst Jefferies International has issued an upbeat assessment of Telefonica’s global strategy as the company heads into the third quarter. Rating the company’s stock as a buy, it said the company is performing well both in Spain and Latin America. It added that Telefonica’s Spanish pay TV platform Movistar has managed to differentiate itself […]

Telefonica reportedly mulling Central American sale

Telefonica is mulling a potential sale of its operations in Mexico and Central America, according to press reports. According to Spanish news title El Economista, the telco is planning the complete or partial divestiture of its subsidiaries in Mexico and other Central American countries to achieve a significant reduction in its debt. According to the […]

Telefónica: Netflix integration, a new kids app and 4K box rollout

Telefónica is to integrate Netflix in its TV service by the end of the year as part of a series of measures to boost its TV offering. The telco has also committed to revamp its service with the rollout of new set-tops and its Aura voice assistant, as well as the deployment of a new app […]

Vodafone Spain offering Google Home assistant

Vodafone Espana is incorporating the Google Home personal assistant as part of its connected home offering. All Vodafone One customers will be able to use the voice-controlled assistant to manage connected home applications. New and existing Vodafone One customers will be able to use the Google Home Mini without additional cost, while subscribers to other […]

Telefonica highlights real-time VR over 5G in Vuelta a Espana demo

Telefonica has demonstrated a new immersive real-time video experience around the 9th stage of the Vuelta a Espana cycling race as part of its 5G Technology Cities initiative. For the demonstration, former Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana winner Pedro Delgado has completed a circuit of the race viewing only images captured by a […]

Telefónica denies Champions League deal for OTT provider

Telefónica has denied doing any deal with online TV provider Opensport for Champions League football rights after the latter claimed that it had struck an agreement with the telco to transmit coverage of the tournament as part of its streaming sports offering. Telefónica told the El Español business newspaper that it had agreed to provide […]

Mediapro strikes deal with operators for La Liga bar rights

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has struck a deal with Vodafone and Orange to acquire rights to La Liga for distribution in bars and clubs, according to local press. According to El País, citing unnamed sources, Mediapro is paying €120 million for the rights. Vodafone and Orange previously jointly acquired the rights to exploit La […]

Vodafone España steps up battle to retain subscribers

Vodafone España has stepped up its fight against Telefónica’s assault on its subscriber base by offering its TV Total package free of charge to converged customers for one year. TV Total is Vodafone’s most complete TV offering, with 120 channels and multiple on-demand services including HBO España and AXN Now exclusively. The offer will be […]

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