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Telefónica and Netflix confirm global partnership

Telefónica and Netflix have announced a global partnership to integrate Netflix’s service into Telefonica’s TV and video platforms in Europe and Latin America. The deal was announced via a video posted to Twitter, which featured Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Telefónica executive chairman José María Álvarez-Pallete confirming rumours of the deal and signing the contract. “This […]

Vodafone in eSports partnership with ESL

Vodafone has struck an eSports partnership with Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned ESL that will see the international telco sponsor ESL’s flagship event series the Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One and ESL Pro League. Vodafone said that the partnership highlighted its ability to bring gamers and fans together from 25 countries where it has mobile and […]

Telefónica sees convergence drive pay TV uptake

Telefónica saw its global pay TV base grow by 5% year-on-year to reach 8.6 million at the end of the first quarter, with 137,000 net additions in Q1 actually exceeding the Q4 2017 figure of 92,000. Growth in subscriptions was driven by IPTV, which grew by 18%. The quarter saw the launch of Telefónica’s Movistar […]

Movistar+ and Dailymotion on Amazon Fire TV Stick

Telefónica’s Movistar+ TV service is now available on the Amazon Fire TV Stick following the integration of the Movistar+ app on the device. Users of Amazon Fire TV Sticks can now view the channels to which they subscribe, and all content that is available on-demand including movies, series, kids shows, documentaries and other programmes. Users […]

Ofcom sells 4G and 5G spectrum in £1.36bn auction

Ofcom has sold two bands of 4G and 5G spectrum to the owners of the UK’s main mobile operators – EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone – in an auction that has raised £1.356 billion (€1.55 billion). The two auctioned bands were: 2.3 GHz, which is usable by current mobile phones and will help improve existing […]

Vodafone España ups eSports commitment with Giants deal

Vodafone España has upped its engagement with the burgeoning world of eSports by striking a deal with Giants Gaming, one of the leading Spanish eSports teams. The agreement will see Vodafone become the principal sponsor of the outfit and reinforce the content on its eSports channels on YouTube and Twitch. The Vodafone Giants team includes […]

Telefonica unveils virtual reality TV project

Telefonica has unveiled a pilot scheme that will allow users to access TV content in virtual reality (VR). The TV Virtual Experience project was unveiled at Mobile World Congress and lets users watch Movistar+ content on a large 2D screen in either in a private virtual room or with others in a public virtual room. […]

Telefónica claims success for originals strategy as TV base grows

Telefónica has claimed success for its original content strategy in its full-year results, with strong growth of its TV platform in Spain and a ratings success for flagship drama series La Peste. Telefónica’s video revenues grew by 7% in the fourth quarter of 2017 and by 5.8% for the full year on the back of […]

Telefónica takes originals strategy to Latin America

Telefónica is to take its slate of Spanish originals to the Latin American market with the launch of the Movistar Series channel in 12 Latin American countries. Movistar Series will offer Telefónica’s 12 original series and a selection of Latin American productions through the group’s Movistar TV and Movistar Play platforms. The new channel will […]

Viacom strikes Movistar Play mobile streaming deal

Viacom will launch a range of TV channels and content in Latin America through a deal with mobile streaming provider Movistar Play. The deal marks the first time Movistar owner Telefónica has secured such an agreement for its mobile and broadband customers. It is also a milestone for Viacom, marking the first time it has […]

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