MasMovil looking again at Vodafone merger

Spanish alternative telco MasMovil is looking at options to expand that include a merger with Vodafone, according to local reports. According to El Confidencial citing unnamed sources, the number four Spanish operator has turned to Goldman Sachs to analyse options for acquisitions, with Vodafone firmly in its sites. The report says that conversations between the […]

AMC to launch general interest Selekt channel in Spain

AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) is to launch a new general interest channel in Spain. Launching on February 4, Selekt will be available to Vodafone TV and Orange TV customers at no extra cost, and offer programming spanning film, series, documentaries and children’s content. Of a weekday, Selekt will programme two hours of children’s […]

Virgin Media launches 5G via Vodafone MVNO partnership

Virgin Media has rolled out 5G in the UK, connecting 100 towns and cities across the country. The launch will see Virgin partner with Vodafone and utilise the mobile operator’s network. It is an extension of an MVNO partnership which was first announced in 2019.  Virgin said that its broadband customers will be able to […]

Vodafone Group restructures IT and Network business

Vodafone Group has announced a restructure of its IT and Network business. The announcement will see the operator separate out its infra and services arms in a continued effort to become more of an overall technology company.  The restructure also comes with an executive shakeup for the group. Deputy CTO Alberto Ripepi will be charged […]

Discovery+ to go live on VodafoneZiggo in Netherlands

Following its multi-country deal with Vodafone, Discovery has signed a new distribution agreement for its discovery+ streamer with Vodafone and Liberty Global’s Dutch joint venture, VodafoneZiggo. The pair said that the new agreement would include continued carriage of channels including Discovery, Eurosport and TLC as well the introduction of lifestyle channel HGTV. Discovery and VodafoneZiggo […]

Vodafone Spain integrates Atresmedia premium SVOD offering

Vodafone España is to integrate commercial broadcaster Atresmedia’s premium streaming service, ATRESplayer Premium, into its TV offering. The service provides access to Atresmedia’s entire back-catalogue and range of channels live and on-demand, and also offers exclusive series, original productions and premieres of programmes ahead of their free-to-air broadcast. ATRESplayer Premium is an SVOD service that […]

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners moves to take over Tele Columbus

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and United Internet will this month move to take control of German cable operator Tele Columbus – which operates under the PŸUR brand – via a voluntary public offer of €3.25 a share. The offer represents a 37.5% premium on Tele Columbus’s average share price over the three months prior to […]

Nine in 10 Portuguese homes subscribe to pay TV services

Almost the eternity of Portugal subscribes to a pay TV service, according to the country’s communications regulator Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM). A new report from the regulator found that, in Q3 2020, nine out of every 10 households were receiving TV via a subscription. This represents a growth of 3.6% year-over-year. The number of […]

Discovery sets out SVOD stall with 12-country Vodafone partnership

Discovery and Vodafone have announced a major long-term partnership across 12 countries in Europe. The deal will see Vodafone TV customers in the UK, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Romania, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland and Iceland have access to Discovery’s channels including Eurosport and the newly launched discovery+ SVOD. The service first launched in […]

Vodafone Spain launches personalised kids UI

Vodafone España has launched a dedicated UI for younger kids, where parents can create a profile for each child that is personalised by age, hours of permitted viewing and access to content. Vodafone has also introduced two new functionalities for its Vodafone TV app, enabling playback control that allows users to view content frame-by-frame while […]