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 […]

Vodafone files complaint as Telefónica targets its TV base

Vodafone has filed a complaint with Spanish markets regulator the CNMC alleging that, by offering free football for the 2018-19 season, Telefónica’s Movistar+ service is taking advantage of its dominant position in the TV sector to reinforce its position in the fibre access market. According to business news title Expansión, citing unnamed sources, Vodafone Spain […]

Mediapro in talks with Telefónica for Champions League on BeIN Connect

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro is in talks with Telefónica to secure the rights to transmit coverage of UEFA Champions League football on its BeIN Connect service, according to local reports. Telefónica is to begin airing UEFA Champions League football on its Movistar+ service via the Movistar Liga de Campeones channel tomorrow, having secured the rights to […]

Close to half a million using Movistar+ Aura digital assistant

Telefónica’s Aura voice-enabled digital assistant is now being used by over 470,000 users to navigate and search for content on the Movistar+ pay TV service. Aura is available via the Movistar+ mobile app. The service was launched for Android devices on April 19 and for iOS on May 10. Aura for Movistar+ enables subscribers to […]

Movistar+ launches aggressive promo campaign for football offering

Telefónica’s Movistar+ is offering its entire premium football line-up, including the Spanish second division La Liga 1|2|3 channel it added last week, to customers at no extra cost until January as part of an aggressive marketing strategy to capture the bulk of sports fans in the Spanish market. Movistar+ is also throwing in its premium […]

Telefónica’s Movistar+ completes football line-up

Telefónica’s Movistar+ will air the final of the European Super Cup between Champions League winner Real Madrid and Europa League winner Atlético de Madrid, and has secured rights to air the La Liga 1|2|3 channel for Spain’s second division, completing its football offering. The pay TV service has yet to specify which channel it will […]

Orange España targets Vodafone subs with football offer

Orange España is to directly target rival Vodafone’s base of potentially disgruntled football fans with a low-cost football offer following Vodafone’s decision not to strike a deal with Telefónica for premium Spanish rights. Orange will offer coverage its Orange TV Fútbol service, including coverage of La Liga Santander and La Liga 1|2|3 – the Spanish […]

Orange stays committed to football in Spain following Vodafone withdrawal

Orange does not expect an expected rise in football-related costs in Spain to be particularly significant or damaging, and retaining a strong football offering remains “the right strategy” for the operator, according to Laurent Paillassot, deputy CEO of Orange Group. Speaking to analysts following Orange’s Q2 results this week, Paillasot said that Orange expected to […]

Telefónica sees TV base grow

Telefónica saw its TV base grow by 5.6% year-on-year to reach 8.7 million at the end of the quarter to June, excluding OTT TV services. The company’s IPTV base increased by 17% year-on-year. Churn fell marginally. Video revenues amounted to €718 million, up 0.4%. For the first half, video revenues stood at €1.44 billion, up […]

Vodafone Spain cuts football and pivots to movies and series

Vodafone España is cutting its football offering in favour of moves and series as the central focus of its TV service. The Spanish service provider said it had become unsustainable to offer the El Partizado and Champions League channels at a reasonable price for customers. It said it had declined to accept conditions laid down […]

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