Advanced Television


Spain: TV3, Mediapro launch new streaming services

Regional public TV group CCMA, operator of TV3 in Catalonian, has announced the launch of a FTA OTT service in Catalonian with “universal access”. “We want to be wherever our citizens have access to content and guarantee their right to choose the content in Catalonian as other platforms do not do it”, explained Rosa Romá, […]

December 20, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

France rejects beIN, Canal+ appeal

France’s antitrust authority has rejected an appeal by pay-TV channel Canal+ and beIN Sports over its decision that the French football professional league didn’t abuse its dominant position when it awarded Amazon broadcasting rights to the main Ligue 1 matches. Reuters reports France’s Autorite de la Concurrence said it had not found “sufficient evidence” to […]

December 1, 2022

Mediapro’s Gol Mundial reaches 300,000 subs

Mediapro’s recently launched OTT service, Gol Mundial, reached over 300,000 subscribers after just three days of World Cup competition, according to the company.The service, priced at €19.90, has managed to pull in revenues of €6 million, plus €38 million paid by RTVE and other fees from Movistar and La Liga.The service is pulling in an […]

November 25, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mediapro VAR services for CONMEBOL

Mediapro has revealed it will provide VAR (Video Assistant Referee) services to the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. CONMEBOL has chosen the group as the provider of this service for the next four seasons, from January 2023 to December 2026, which includes a total of 1,245 matches, 32 per week, to be played in […]

November 10, 2022

Spain: Mediapro launches Gol Mundial

Spanish TV group Mediapro has launched Gol Mundial, a pay OTT service that will air all 64 matches from the Qatar World Cup. The service will be available to all devices via the Gol Mundial website or the specific apps for a one-off payment of €19.99. In addition, an Android TV STB is available for […]

October 26, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Movistar launching World Cup channel

Movistar will offer all matches from the forthcoming Football World Cup in Qatar throughout Spain following an agreement with rights holder Mediapro. Movistar will launch a dedicated 24/7 pay-TV channel airing all 64 matches from the tournament as well as highlights, interviews and reports on all topics related to the World Cup. The channel will […]

October 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Samsung, Mediapro launch Bar TV app

Bars and restaurants in Spain with a Samsung Smart TV (from 2018 onwards) can now access the Bar TV app OTT with a live and VoD sports package. The app offers coverage of competitions such as La Liga Santander, La Liga SmartBank, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, as well as including the DAZN […]

October 14, 2022

Mediapro dedicated World Cup pay channel

Mediapro plans to launch a pay-TV channel dedicated to the Qatar’s Football World Cup to offer all the matches when the tournament kicks off on November 20th. Movistar, Orange and Vodafone are reportedly negotiating with Mediapro to distribute the channel on their platforms. The new channel, yet to be branded, will also offer highlights, interviews, […]

October 5, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mediapro, SnapChat content deal

Mediapro, the Spanish multimedia group, and Snapchat, the social media platform, have announced an agreement to bring sports and entertainment content to millions of young millennials and members of Generation Z. Thanks to the partnership, Snapchat users in Spain will be able to use the Stories feature on the app’s Discover tab to follow sports […]

August 19, 2022

Spain: Mediapro launches BarTV

Spanish TV group Mediapro has launched OTT platform BarTV that will enable bars and restaurants to offer their customers La Liga matches, the European football competitions and other sports like Formula One and Moto GP. With the support of Mahou-San Miguel, the new sponsor for La Liga, BarTV allows hospitality businesses to reduce their pay-TV […]

August 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid