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Spain: HBO Max on Movistar

HBO Max, the streaming service from Warner Bros Discovery, is now available to all customers of the Movistar’s Ficción Total package, at no extra cost. Customers can enjoy HBO Max via direct access through the main Movistar Plus+ navigation and the on-demand service. HBO Max offers a selection of series, movies and special programmes from […]

April 2, 2024

Telefónica in the red; pay-TV subs rise

Spanish telco Telefónica has reported a 2023 operating a loss of €892 million as a result of a write-off of its UK business (Virgin Media O2) and the cost of its layoff plan in Spain affecting some 3,400 employees.Telefónica suffered its first annual losses since 2002, although the future trend is pssitive. The company reported […]

February 22, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain nears 15m FTTH lines

Spain is nearing the 15 million FTTH milestone after the country ended 2023 with over 14.8 million lines, according to the latest CNMC report. Movistar maintained its position as the market leader taking 36 per cent (5.3 million) of all FTTH lines. Year-on-year FTTH gained 1.1 million lines, up 7.3 per cent, versus a loss […]

February 14, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar Plus+ acquires LIV Golf League rights

Movistar Plus+ has announced an agreement with LIV Golf League to exclusively broadcast the tournament in Spain.This recently created tournament (2022) is a professional golf tour whose name (LIV) refers to the total number of holes to be played in each event (54 in Roman numerals, corresponding to 3 rounds of 18 holes). The competition […]

January 29, 2024

Spain: Movistar, Vodafone raise sub fees

Movistar and Vodafone are raising their subscription fees in Spain to mitigate declining revenues. On average, the pair are increasing their fees by 3.1 per cent and 4.38 per cent, respectively. Movistar will apply the price hike from mid-January with subscribers to Fusión paying up to €4 more a month – €3 more a month […]

January 9, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Movistar, DAZN renew deal

Movistar and DAZN have renewed their partnership for another three years with the sports streaming service offering all its content on Telefónica’s platform in SpainMovistar’s subscribers will be able to watch content including Formula 1, Moto GP, WTA circuit, Premier League football, Coppa Italia football, Liga F football and UEFA Women’s Champions League through MiMovistar.La […]

January 2, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Movistar Plus+ to launch SkyShowtime

Movistar Plus+ and SkyShowtime have announced a multi-year agreement, bringing SkyShowtime to Telefónica’s TV offering. From early 2024, Movistar Plus+ will becomes the first Spanish operator to launch SkyShowtime, with its exclusive selection of international and Spanish-language series and theatrical releases from Paramount and Universal. The service will be included in the Ficción miMovistar package. […]

December 15, 2023

Spain: Movistar+ expands WBD deal

Movistar Plus+ and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) have announced an extension of their partnership to bring content from WBD’s portfolio of entertainment, sports, films and news to Movistar Plus+ customers in Spain. This includes the upcoming streaming service Max which is due to launch in Spain in spring 2024. As part of the deal, Movistar+ […]

December 15, 2023

Movistar, Orange eye Max

SVoD service Max may be available on Movistar Plus and Orange in the near future as Vodafone Spain’s exclusive deal expires on December 31st. Until now, Vodafone Spain had an exclusive deal that allowed it to integrate the service in its offer.The signing of a new agreement, non-exclusive, until 2026 opens the door for Movistar […]

December 12, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: FTTH reaches 14.6m

FTTH in Spain continues to grown with pace. The number of FTTH lines amounted to 14.6 million in September 2023 according to the latest CNMC report – gaining over 128,000 in a month and 1.1 million versus the same month last year.Movistar is the market leader with 5.3 million FTTH connectionss, representing a market share […]

November 22, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid