Spanish FTA broadcasters call for OTT players to face same obligations

Spanish free-to-air TV broadcasters group the Unión de Televisiones Comerciales en Abierto (UTECA) has demanded that the country’s government take steps to ensure that global digital players such as Netflix, HBO and Amazon face the same obligations as they do to support Spanish content creation. UTECA president Alejandro Echevarría accused the digital players of inhabiting […]

European TV plan risks ‘stunting growth in the sector’

Europe’s commercial broadcasters have said proposed changes to to the main directive covering content and distribution risk stunting growth in the sector, reducing consumer choice, and putting a brake on investment in local programming. Europe is in the throes of revising the AVMS Directive with a view to fostering the digital economy in the region. […]

Spanish commercial channels call for level playing field

UTECA, the body that represents Spanish TV commercial terrestrial channels, has called on the next government to limit the amount of advertising on pay TV channels amidst claims that the current rules favour the pay sector. Currently, pay TV channels can air over 12 minutes of advertising per hour, while the free-to-air channels of Atresmedia […]