Alchimie strikes deals with Orange, Amazon Prime Video and Movistar

OTT subscription video-on-demand channel provider Alchimie has struck new distribution deals with Orange, Amazon Prime Video and Telefónica’s Spanish platform Movistar.  Alchiimie has secured distribution for Earth and food-focused offering on Orange and Amazon Prime Video. Co-founded by Alchimie with Edouard Bergeon and sponsored by Guillaume Canet, the channel is available by subscription for […]

Telefónica integrates Rakuten Living App on Movistar+

Telefónica has teamed up with Rakuten to launch the Rakuten Living App as part of the Movistar+ pay TV service offering in Spain. Movistar Fusion customers in over 1.4 million homes with the operator’s UHD set-top will be able to access the app, which connects online entertainment with offline events. The Rakuten Living App will enable […]

BeIN Media and Movistar+ secure Serie A deals

BeIN Media has struck a deal with Serie A’s international media rights partner Infront giving beIN Sports the exclusive rights to the top-tier italian football league in nine territories, including France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Brunei and East Timor, until 2024. The deal will also see beIN broadcast Serie A in three […]

Telefónica stakes claim to 5G transmission leadership

Telefónica has staked a claim to be the leader in the use of 5G technology for TV production and distribution in Spain by unveiling details about a number of projects it is working on. The company has now completed four transmissions using the tw o frequency bands currently available for 5G mobile – the 3.5GHz […]

Fibre growth lifts Movistar Colombia’s TV base to new heights

Movistar Colombia has surpassed the milestone of 20 million customers – the majority of them for its mobile service – and has grown its pay TV base by 80% to over half a million. The Telefónica-owned operator said that growth in its fibre broadband base had boosted take up of its TV offering, which grew […]

Virgin Media O2 passes new fibre milestone as competitive landscape heats up

Liberty Global and Telefónica-owned Virgin Media O2 has added one-and-a-half million homes to its gigabit network, enabling it to make the claim that more than half of its footprint can now access ultra-fast broadband speeds. The company has now upgraded its network in locations across the UK, including Bournemouth, Bristol, Northampton, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Wigan and […]

Movistar+ secures rights to Bundesliga

Telefónica’s pay TV service Movistar+ has secured rights to German Bundesliga football through to the 2023-24 season. The company’s latest sports rights deal follows agreements closed over the last year with UEFA, the NBA, the ACB, the FOM and sports streamer DAZN. The pay TV operator says its sports portfolio, including the Bundesliga, is enabling […]

Spanish watchdog demands changes to Telefónica-DAZN F1 deal

Spanish competition and markets regulator the CNMC has demanded that Telefónica change the terms of its agreement over Formula 1 with sports streamer DAZN to meet obligations it undertook at the time of its acquisition of pay TV operator DTS/Sogecable. Telefónica agreed in January this year to sub-license Formula 1 rights to DAZN and to […]

LaLiga eyes DTC streamer

Spanish football league LaLiga is reportedly planning on launching a DTC streaming service for the domestic market. According to Spanish online paper El Confidencial, a proprietary streaming platform is a key part of plans to drive up earnings for the league and comes after LaLiga agreed to sell a 10% stake of the league to […]

Orange renews LaLiga and Champions League rights deal in Spain with Telefónica

Orange has renewed its sublicencing deal for LaLiga and UEFA club competitions in Spain. Orange España CEO Jean-François Fallache said that the operator is paying rights holder Telefónica around €300 million for the rights contract.  The deal covers rights to the Movistar sports channels, which offers every LaLiga and LaLiga Segunda fixture, along with the […]

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