Telefónica is upgrading its Movistar TV platform with new functionalities such as Movistar Go that allows all users subscribed to Movistar TV Total (and in a few weeks all its customers) to record programmes in the cloud through an app available for tablets, smartphones, PCs and notebooks.
With this app, Movistar TV clients will be able to schedule multi-device recordings of their series, football matches or other programmes. To use the service, the subscriber will have to surf through the EPG and whenever the recording option is available for a particular channel, the recording of a programme will be made by pressing ‘Grabar contenido’ (Record content). For the moment, the recordings will only be available to be watched through the set-top-box, although there are plans to make it possible in the multi-device service.
On the other hand, Telefónica is strengthening its football TV rights following a deal with Barcelona football team to exploit its TV rights during the next 2015-2016 season in an operation totalling €180 million.