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Atresmedia, Mediaset boost profits

Spain’s largest private TV groups, Atresmedia and Mediaset, ended 2021 with healthy financial results – mainly due to the rise of ad revenues. Atresmedia’s profit amounted to €118.5 million, five times more than the previous year. Atresmedia’s turnover reached €963.3 million, up 11.2 per cent with its EBITDA growing 132 per cent to €172.5 million. […]

February 28, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Mediapro auctions Qatar World Cup FTA rights

Spanish media group Mediapro has put its TV rights to Qatar’s Football World Cup 2022 up for public auction targeted at FTA channels. The deadline for bids is February 11th for channels interested in broadcasting the matches, with Mediaset, Atresmedia and RTVE assumed to be among the bidders. The move indicates Mediapro has abandoned its […]

January 12, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Atresplayer launches on Apple TV

Atresmedia’s OTT service Atresplayer has been added to Apple TV claiming to be the first streaming service available on the app. Atresplayer distributes all Atresmedia’s TV channels – Antena 3, La Sexta, Neox, Nova, Mega and Atreseries – both on live and VoD, as well as TV series and original programmes (documentaries and even entertainment […]

November 19, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Atresmedia doubles profits

Spanish TV group Atresmedia, owner among others of Antena 3 TV and La Sexta, has doubled its profit to €79.9 million in the nine months to September versus €39.9 million the same period last year. EBITDA was €120.3 million, up 64.4 per cent versus the same period last year with net revenues increasing by 14.6 […]

October 22, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Atresmedia profits fall 7.5% in Q1

The pandemic-fuelled ad crisis has taken its toll on Spanish TV group Atresmedia which has seen its profit fall by 7.5 per cent in the first quarter to €20.1 million. Total revenues amounted to €204 million, down 8.7 per cent on the same period last year. Atresmedia’s EBITDA fell by 3.6 per cent to €34.6 […]

April 30, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Profits fall at Mediaset and Atresmedia

The pandemic crisis has taken a big toll on the financial results of Spain’s two biggest TV groups, Mediaset and Atresmedia. Both saw their profits fall in 2020 by 15.6 per cent and 79.8 per cent to €178.7 million and €23.9 million, respectively. Atresmedia, operator of Antena 3 TV and La Sexta among others, experienced […]

February 25, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Vodafone adds Atresplayer

Vodafone Spain has added the Atresmedia-owned streaming platform, Atresplayer, to its offering. Vodafone’s subscribers will now have access to all Atresplayer offers, including exclusive content and linear channels (Antena 3, La Sexta, Neo, Nova, Mega and Atreseries) for €2.99 a month. The service enables subscribers to download content and view everything aired from the last […]

January 21, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Atresmedia launches KIDZ TV channel

Atresmedia, one of Spain’s largest TV groups, and Planeta, a children’s content provider, have joined forces to launch the KIDZ TV channel. The channel, with over 1,100 hours of TV content, is available for free on Atresmedia’s streaming platform Atresplayer across all devices. KIDZ includes children TV series and films that will be available on […]

December 2, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: TV ad revenues drop 45% in Q2

The decline in TV ad revenues is setting unwanted records in Spain, with a 45 per cent drop in the second quarter to €318 million, according to CNMC data. Spain’s two largest TV groups, Mediaset and Atresmedia, took 80 per cent of the ad market with public TV taking 13.8 per cent. Pay-TV also experienced […]

November 26, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mitele Plus suffering with no football

Mediaset’s OTT service Mitele Plus is suffering from a significant decline in subscribers, 25,000 down in the third quarter to 138,000 versus 163,000 in June. The subscriber loss is largely attributed to the lack of pay–TV football and the gamble on TV reality content by the platform. By contrast, its rival Atresmedia’s OTT service AtresPLAYER, […]

November 2, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid