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Spain: Telcos raise subscription prices

Spanish telcos Movistar, Vodafone and Orange are raising their subscription fees to mitigate declining revenues. On average, Movistar and Vodafone are increasing their monthly fees by 6.8 per cent and 6.5 per cent, respectively. Moving with the tide, Orange is also set to rise its fees between €2 and €5 a month from March. Movistar […]

January 13, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Movistar beats US streamers on local premieres

Spanish pay-TV platform, Movistar Plus leads the market in the number of Spanish TV production premieres, ahead of Netflix and Prime Video. According to consultancy firm Geca, Telefónica’s platform released 28 Spanish productions in 2022, 11 more than the previous year. Prime Video released 24, one less than in 2021, and Netflix had 19, four […]

December 22, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar Plus adds VoD FlixOlé

Spain’s largest pay TV platform, Movistar Plus, has integrated the cinema VoD service FlixOlé into its service through its 4K STB. Subscribers will have access to over 4,000 cinema titles, including recently released Spanish productions as well as a library of classic titles. In addition the service has a wide catalogue of European films, westerns […]

December 2, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: TV revenues down in Q2

TV revenues in Spain fell by 0.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2022 to €1 billion, with FTA TV taking €403.4 million (down 7.1 per cent) and pay-TV taking €506.1 million (up 2.5 per cent), according to the latest data from the CNMC. Pay-TV subs grew by 7.7 per cent on a year-on-year […]

November 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica Q3 revenues up 11.2%

Telefónica has presented solid results marked by accelerating revenue growth, which increased in the third quarter to €10.3 billion, 11.2 per cent up YoY. The Spanish multinational telco said that in “a context of global macroeconomic uncertainty [it] has continued to grow, strengthening its position in its main markets and exploiting new opportunities”, a performance […]

November 4, 2022

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

Spain: FTTH tops 13.4m

Spain: FTTH tops 13.4m FTTH take-up continues growing significantly in Spain. In a year, the number of FTTH lines grew by 1.1 million to over 13.4 million, according to the latest data from CNMC. In one month (August) it gained 79,514 lines. Movistar is the market leader with 37.1 per cent, 4.96 million of the […]

October 28, 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: Outage as DAZN debuts on Movistar

Technical failures at DAZN prevented many Movistar Plus subscribers in Spain from having access to the La Liga match on August 13th between Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano, one of the five matches broadcast by the streaming platform over the weekend. Subscribers could not connect to DAZN via Movistar Plus throughout the first half as a […]

August 15, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: 79 pirate sites face takedown

Following La Liga and Movistar’s obtaining of a court order requiring the takedown of pirate TV websites 79 have been identified across different technologies (IPTV, Streaming) that are likely to be blocked. Among them are Acestream.org, Arenavision.site, rojadirectatvenvivo, ovostreams.com, iptvparatodos.app, and Torrent. There are pirate IPTV services that have M3U computer file lists to have […]

August 5, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid