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Telefónica, Meta set up Metaverse hub in Madrid

Telefónica and Meta (formerly Facebook) have partnered to launch Open2metaver – a Metaverse hub in Madrid – to develop Metaverse networks, services and apps with a global reach. The deal was announced during the Barcelona Mobile World Congress, with Telefónica inviting start-ups and developers “to benefit from (our) open innovation ecosystem as week as from […]

March 2, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Truphone and Skylo partner

Truphone and Skylo have announced a world first at MWC Barcelona.  The successful achievement links existing cellular devices with satellites, making seamless switching between satellite and cellular networks possible without special hardware. This major breakthrough in combining terrestrial and satellite connectivity moves communication technology closer to delivering on the promise of truly ubiquitous global connectivity.    […]

February 28, 2022

No Russian Pavilion at MWC

The GSMA has announced that it will no longer host a Russian Pavilion at the Mobile World Congress 2022 event. In a statement, they said: “The GSMA strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The situation is fast-moving, and we understand that various governments are considering broader sanctions against Russia. In light of this emerging […]

February 25, 2022

Pixellot partners with German football associations

Pixellot, a provider of AI-Automated sports video and analytics solutions, has signed a multi-year partnership with six German state football associations to provide video streaming, capture, data and analysis to revolutionise training and coaching at 5,000 football clubs. Under the new collaboration with Pixellot, the State Football Associations of Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Sachsen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and […]

February 22, 2022

Movistar offers €1.4bn for DAZN football

Spanish platform Movistar is reportedly finalising an agreement with streaming service DAZN whereby the Telefónica-owned platform will pay €1.4 billion to host all La Liga football matches over the next five years. Both Movistar and DAZN jointly acquired the pay-TV football rights for the next five seasons paying €990 million per season each. With the […]

February 21, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Eleven boosts content in SE Asia, Hong Kong

Eleven, the sports entertainment group, is building out its portfolio in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong with a focus on local and locally relevant content that will deliver over 2,000 hours of live sport to fans in 2022. Eleven has secured the rights to Spain’s Copa del Rey, the Japanese T1 Table Tennis League, the […]

January 20, 2022

BT Sport to air Spanish Super Cup 2021/2

BT Sport will broadcast live coverage of the Spanish Super Cup 2021/22, an annual football competition featuring last season’s winners and runners-up of Spain’s La Liga and the Copa del Rey. Presented by Lynsey Hipgrave alongside Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole, BT Sport’s coverage of this season’s tournament will be contested by Atletico Madrid (La […]

January 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Orange eyes La Liga rights deals

Orange Spain is to negotiate with Movistar and DAZN, successful bidders of La Liga rights for the next five years, in order to continue offering pay-TV football to its customers. “Football is very important for our TV offer,” declared Jean François Fallacher, CEO of Orange. “We will negotiate with both companies.” Orange Spain has been […]

December 20, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

La Liga secures €4.95bn rights deal

Spain’s premier football league La Liga has concluded the tender for the national market broadcast rights of La Liga Santander in Spain and Andorra for the period between 2022/2023 and 2026/2027. For a total of €4.95 billion over the coming five-season period, Movistar will broadcast a total of five matches per matchday plus three full […]

December 14, 2021By Colin Mann

La Liga rights bids as CVC control approved

More players are bidding for La Liga’s TV rights, intensifying competition and threatening to increase the price as the deadline to submit offers arrives. As expected, Telefónica and Mediapro will take part in the bidding process along with new bidders including DAZN and Relevant, and possibly Amazon. Relevant is reportedly offering €1 billion for each […]

December 13, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid