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Telefónica turns to Eutelsat for RTVE channels

Spanish telecom operator Telefónica has signed a multi-year capacity contract for public broadcaster RTVE with satellite operator Eutelsat for capacity at its flagship Hotbird neighbourhood. Telefónica has chosen Eutelsat’s key orbital position at 13° East to broadcast RTVE free-to-air content consisting of two HD channels: TVE Internacional Europa, the broadcaster’s international Spanish general interest channel, and the […]

Movistar+ steps in to air Saudi Supercopa

Telefónica’s pay TV service Movistar+ is to broadcast the next three editions of the Supercopa de España football competition, which is controversially being hosted by Saudi Arabia in January. Movistar+ will transmit all of the matches from the competition, which will feature top Spanish clubs Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid and Valencia battling […]

Movistar+: ‘TV channels are going to be here forever’

Traditional editorial curation will remain a key part of video services and will not be supplanted by algorithm-driven content discovery, according to a panel of pay TV and OTT TV executives at the Video Exchange Streaming event in London today.  Sergio Oslé Varona, president of Movistar+ said that the concept of the traditional curated channel […]

Spanish pay TV numbers edge up as IPTV consolidates position as leading technology

The number of pay TV subscribers in Spain grew 2.1% in the year to June, taking the total number to 6.8 million, although this represented a slight decline on the first quarter of this year, according to data compiled by Spanish regulator the CNMC.  IPTV remains the dominant mode of distribution with 4.56 million subscribers, […]

Telefónica plans operational spin-off of Latin American units in major restructure

Telefónica is to initiate an operational spin-off of its subsidiaries in Spanish-speaking America ahead fo a strategic review as part of a major restructuring of the Spanish telco to set it on a growth trajectory.  Announcing the changes, CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete identified Spain, Brazil, the UK and Germany as the operator’s main markets going […]

DAZN and Mediaset partner for Copa del Rey bid

Mediaset has reportedly partnered up with OTT sports disruptor DAZN to bid for domestic rights to Spain’s Copa del Rey football competition. According to local paper El Espanol, the organisations submitted a joint bid to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) during the third round of bidding in the tendering process for the 2019/20, 2020/21 […]

Telefónica sees shift in TV base

Spanish telco Telefónica saw an ongoing shift in its TV base towards higher value customers in the quarter to September, while its Latin American base was boosted by OTT TV offering Movistar Play. Telefónica now has 9.8 million video customers globally. The telco increased its IPTV base by 13% year-on-year but satellite losses meant that […]

On demand service TNT Now launches on Movistar+

WarnerMedia has announced the launch of on demand offer TNT Now on Telefónica’s Spanish pay TV platform Movistar+. As a dedicated section of Movistar+ found on its carousel in the series section, TNT Now will offer what the company says is “the most complete selection of TNT content”. At launch, the service will offer 25 […]

Telefónica gets €1.5m fine for subjecting rivals to excessive football costs

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has fined Telefónica €1.5 million over infractions of the conditions set at the time of its acquisition of pay TV operator DTS. The regulator ruled that the telco had failed to correctly allocate fixed costs that had a role in determining the price to paid by rival operators for its […]

Movistar+ launches new targeted ad campaign

Telefónica-owned Spanish pay TV platform Movistar+ has launched the latest phase of its drive to bring targeted, personalised advertising to its base. The pay TV service has launched a second project to air personalised advertising in partnership with Hyundai, agency Havas Media and Innocean Worldwide Spain. Under the latest initiative, when a household is watching […]

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