Movistar+ originals ‘driving bigger audiences’ than El Clásico

Telefónica-owned Movistar+’s investment in series has proved ‘surprisingly’ effective at driving subscriber engagement, with a significant number of series achieving higher ratings than El Clásico football matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to Sergio Osle, president of Movistar+. Speaking at the Variety TV Summit in London this morning, Osle said that subscriber engagement is […]

Telefónica debuts OTT TV service Movistar+ Lite

Telefónica last week debuted its OTT TV service, Movistar+ Lite. The service is available for €8 and offers eight linear channels as well as a raft of on-demand content and live sports. Linear channels on the service comprise #0, #Vamos, Movistar Series, Movistar Seriesmanía, Fox, TNT, Comedy Central and AMC. Sports content available includes Wimbeldon […]

Watchdog: investment in Spanish series leapt by 40% in 2017

Investment in series in Spain’s official languages by audiovisual service provider grew by 40% in 2017, according to regulator the CNMC. The watchdog reported that investment in content is Spanish and other European languages not official in Spain accounted for 77% of the country’s total investment in content. Reporting on the way broadcasters and service […]

Telefónica TV base boosted by Movistar Play LatAm launch

Telefónica saw its TV base rise by 3% overall to 8.8 million in the year to March, boosted by a 16% rise in its IPTV base and an additional 900,000 homes signing up for new OTT service Movistar Play in Latin America. In Spain, Telefónica grew its convergent customers base by 4% to 4.6 million, […]

Telefónica showcases augmented and mixed reality in Segovia

Spanish telco Telefónica has teamed up with the city of Segovia. Natoural Digital Solutions and Samsung to showcase a virtual tourism experience based on 5G and augmented and mixed reality technology. The presentation in Segovia, part of the Ciudades Tecnológicas 5G project, taps into augmented and mixed reality to offer a virtual tourism experience that […]

Telefónica to launch OTT TV service in Spain

Telefónica España president Emilio Gayo has outlined plans for a new €8 a month OTT TV service that will be available to non-Movistar subscribers. Outlining the company’s plans for the next few months, Gayo said that the operator would launch the service, which will include access to flagship channel #0, sports channel #Vamos and its […]

Telefónica kicks off original series in Latin America

Telefónica has used MIPTV to announce that it is kicking off production of original fiction series in Latin America. Pre-production of the first three series has already begun in Colombia and Peru and the first releases will be taking place beginning the second half of this year on Telefónica’s different video platforms. The effort will […]

Telefonica’s Movistar+ unveils response to Netflix Spain expansion

Telefonica’s Spanish premium PayTV service Movistar+ has unveiled a strategic alliance at MIPTV with Germany-based studio Beta Film. Under the terms of the ambitious partnership, the companies will produce a substantial, annual number of productions across a variety of genres, budgets and settings. These will be aired on Movistar+ in Spain and distributed worldwide by […]

Telefónica and Orange highlight 5G TV initiatives in Spain

Telefónica and Orange España have separately teamed up with Ericsson to highlight the TV broadcast and production capabilities of 5G mobile technology. Telefónica used this week’s Mobile World Congress to demonstrate the use of 5G connections to deliver signals from 5G-connected cameras over a 5G network, with production software installed at the edge, very close […]

Telefónica sees convergence boost for TV in Spain

Telefónica saw its global pay TV base rise in the year to December, with a strong growth in Spain, where TV is increasingly taken as part of a convergent offering, and growth in IPTV and OTT TV in Latin America offsetting DTH losses in Latin America. Telefónica say its global pay TV base rose by […]

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