Advanced Television


Pep Guardiola doc coming to BBC

A documentary and accompanying podcast series will offers a deep dive into football manager Pep Guardiola’s relentless pursuit of perfection, and the methods and motivations that have led him to leave a lasting imprint on the beautiful game. The series will feature interviews from Pep’s inner circle, including friends, former colleagues and players – such […]

January 22, 2024

Spain: Orange to compensate for football blackout

Orange Spain will compensate thousands of customers who were unable to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona’s Supercopa Final in Saudi Arabia on January 14th. From the beginning of the match, which Real Madrid won 4-1, thousands of customers experienced a blackout that prevented them from watching the action. The company says that it will contact […]

January 16, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

FC Barcelona, Supponor launch virtual ad capabilities

Supponor, a specialist in virtual advertising industry, has announced that Spanish La Liga F El Clásico will mark the first-ever use of virtual technology in a women’s football match. This initiative includes the activation of virtual on both 1st and 2nd LED row combined (one animation only split between the two rows, so called domination) […]

November 17, 2023

Rakuten TV to premiere Bojan Krkić, Beyond the Smile in November

Streaming platform Rakuten TV is set to launch Bojan Krkić, Beyond The Smile, a documentary that details the career of the Catalan striker and highlights all the difficulties experienced by one of FC Barcelona’s greatest talents, which will be available on the platform in 42 countries for free from November 3rd. The documentary, which focuses […]

October 19, 2023

LaLiga Experience 2023/24 kicks off with new features

LaLiga Experience is back for another year. The project, designed to support LaLiga’s international broadcast rights holders, will begin on Matchday 9 of the LaLiga EA Sports season for the fixture between Granada CF and FC Barcelona. The initiative celebrates its eighth campaign, and provides TV partners with unique content and prizes for their viewers, […]

October 6, 2023

Rakuten TV opens Barcelona HQ

Rakuten TV has opened its new headquarters in Barcelona, which it calls “an important project for the company that has been created with its team in mind and with an environmental commitment”. The new Rakuten TV headquarters are located in the 22 district, an area where many technology companies are based. The project, designed alongside […]

September 27, 2023

Blu Digital Group opens Barcelona facility

Blu Digital Group, a specialist in media and entertainment digital media services and software, has announced the opening of a facility in Barcelona, Spain. Nestled within Rambla de Catalunya, the facility will extend the reach of Blu’s range of content distribution, localisation, post-production, and media management services. In addition, Ramon Martos Calvo has been recruited […]

June 28, 2023

Barça TV closing down

Barça TV, the official channel of the Barcelona football team, will cease its transmissions on June 30th following its contract with Telefónica not being renewed. The channel is said to be hitting losses of €14 million every year, and will thus close down dismissing all of its 150 workers. The channel has been operating since […]

June 9, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Forecast: MWC 2023 to focus on ESG, 5G and AR

As the tech world gears up for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 in Barcelona, industry experts predict that this marquee event will set the stage for the telecoms industry in 2023. The focus will be on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), 5G mobile, and Augmented Reality (AR), observes GlobalData, a data and analytics company. Emma […]

February 24, 2023

Movistar secures rights to Supercopa and Copa del Rey

Movistar, Spain’s largest pay-TV platform Movistar, has acquired TV rights to the Supercopa (Super Cup) and Copa del Rey football tournamnets until 2025. Movistar will air the Supercopa from January 11th to 15th with matches played in South Arabia featuring Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Real Betis. Every season Movistar will also air 55 matches […]

November 4, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid