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Movistar+ leads Spain TV revenues

Movistar+, Telefonica’s IPTV platform, has become the largest TV operator in Spain in terms of revenues – ahead of both Mediaset and Atresmedia. According to the latest figures from the…

Global pay-TV revenues to peak in 2017

Global pay-TV revenues to peak in 2017

Global pay-TV revenues will peak in 2017 at $202 billion (€184bn), according to analysis firm Digital TV Research. However, no rapid decline will take place after 2017 as revenues will…

Liberty: Income dips on mobile, V6 box rolls out

According to Mike Fries, CEO of International TV and broadband company Liberty Global, the improvement in subscriber additions, led by its operations in the UK and Germany, contributed to its…

Report: Online linear not denting pay-TV

According to Hub Research, virtual MVPDs (multichannel video programming distributors) – including the just-launched Hulu Live TV service – were developed as a less-expensive alternative to traditional MVPD subscriptions. But…

Gartner: Consumer video spend to reach $314bn

Gartner: Consumer video spend to reach $314bn

Global spending on consumer video media services will total $314 billion (€286bn) in 2017, a 4.2 per cent increase from 2016, according to research firm Gartner. Pay-TV services is the…

Spain: Vodafone to charge €3 a month for STB

Spain: Vodafone to charge €3 a month for STB

From May 20th, Vodafone Spain will start charging new subscribers €3 a month to “rent” their set-top-box as it seeks to gain more finance for its TV rights investments. Until…

Canal+ wins F1 rights race

Canal+ wins F1 rights race

Canal Plus has retained the exclusive live rights to cover Formula One in France, together with feeder series Formula 2 and GP3, for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons, following…

Mobile video boosts MENA OTT

The boom in smart phone and Internet penetration is transforming traditional television (TV) viewership patterns in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), creating a vast, fertile market for over-the-top…

Western Europe tops 100m pay-TV subs

Western Europe tops 100m pay-TV subs

Western Europe will avoid the curse of cord-cutting – at least for the next five years, according to the Western Europe Pay TV Forecasts report from Digital TV Research. The…

Spain: Pay-TV in over 6m homes, but income falls

Spain: Pay-TV in over 6m homes, but income falls

Pay-TV is Spain has captured more subscribers to convergent packages (up to five services). The latest report from the CNMC reveals that the operators are doing well in terms of subscribers,…