Vodafone Spain sees big impact TV viewing patterns under COVID lockdown

Vodafone España saw the number of TV minutes viewed per day jump from 213 in February to 380 in April as Spain went into lockdown, with the jump in viewing time continuing even into June, when the operator recorded an average of 267 minutes’ viewing time. Vodafone found that use of TV tripled for the […]

Vodafone leans on ‘resilient’ Germany as COVID-19 hits fiscal Q1

Vodafone’s performance in its fiscal first quarter to March was “in line with expectations” and its performance in its largest market, Germany, was “particularly resilient”, according to CEO Nick Read. In TV, the company saw its base decline by 50,000, compared with a loss of 61,000 in the quarter to March.  It said that lower […]

Vodafone adds Amazon Prime and YouTube Premium as bolt-on benefits

Vodafone has announced partnerships with Amazon and YouTube to become the first UK operator to offer customers a choice of Amazon Prime or YouTube Premium as part of a mobile plan. Vodafone previously offered Prime Video as a benefit, but this announcement expands that to cover the entire Prime suite including premium membership of game […]

Vodafone pledges to make European network run on renewable energy by 2021

UK-based telco Vodafone has pledged to make its entire European network run 100% on renewable energy by July 2021. Vodafone operates in 11 European markets –  Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Romania, Albania, Czech Republic and Hungary. It said that it will create a ‘green gigabit net’ across these countries, with the entire […]

Vodafone first to offer Eurosport Player in Spain

Vodafone España has become the first Spanish service provider to integrate the Eurosport Player app into its TV service. Eurosport-owner Discovery and Vodafone have struck an agreement to incorporate Eurosport Player into Vodafone TV. Eurosport Player will be available on the TV screen via Vodafone’s set-top boxes and will also be available multi-screen from any […]

Vodafone Spain extends smart TV availability of service

Vodafone Spain has become the latest operator to strike a deal to provide its TV service via smart TV, in this case with Xiaomi. The operator said that the agreement would allow its customers to view TV on new platforms and that the objective was to increase the range of devices that subscribers could use […]

Vodafone sees German TV base fall but recovers ground in Spain

Vodafone saw its overall TV base decline by 245,000 in the year to March, which the company said primarily reflected the loss of lower ARPU basic subscribers in its German Kabel Deutschland footprint, as well as some customers of the former Unitymedia. Despite the losses over the full year, Vodafone added 41,000 TV customers in […]

Vodafone Deutschland and Arte bury hatchet and strike long-term deal

Vodafone Deutschland and cultural channel Arte have formally ended their long-running dispute over carriage terms by striking a long-term distribution agreement that will also see Arte content made available on-demand via cable. The agreement between the pair will see advanced TV features such as instant restart of programmes made available to Vodafone subscribers. The Arte […]

Vodafone partners with Synamedia to accelerate Unitymedia integration

The Vodafone Group has signed a multi-year contract with independent video software provider Synamedia. The deal will include the Infinite video platform, security solutions and end-to-end integration services, with a statement from the pair saying that Synamedia “will help Vodafone Group deliver on its vision of a unified global cloud TV platform running on next-generation […]

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