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Spain’s biggest telcos lose 340k pay-TV subs

Spain’s largest telcos, Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange, have lost 341,000 pay TV customers in a year, according to Q4 2021 data. Telefónica saw the biggest losses, shedding 218,000 pay-TV customers. In the first quarter of 2022, it has deepened its losses losing another 70,000 customers to stand at 3.64 million subscribers. Its pay-TV platform Movistar […]

May 23, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar Q1: Pay-TV subs decline continues

Spain’s largest pay-TV platform Movistar lost 69,200 TV customers in the first quarter of the year, down to 3,647,200 subscribers. In a year, the company has lost 248,100 pay-TV customers, from 3,895,300 as of March 2021 to 3,647,200 in March 2022, substantially below its peak of 4,054,300 subscribers in March 2020. Convergent customers also decreased […]

May 12, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Movistar adds DAZN; Orange add AMC+

Orange Spain has reached an agreement with AMC Networks International Southern Europe to integrate the AMC+ VoD service, whilst Movistar has completed the integration of DAZN into its new offer and UHD STB. AMC+ offers an exclusive catalogue of globally popular TV and films titles, including the likes of Fear The Walking Dead and Better […]

May 11, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar launches miMovistar

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform, Movistar, has revamped its offer and launched miMovistar, a new brand name that has replaced Movistar Fusión, offering more personalised options, TV channels and services. Subscribers will be able to personalise their offer. Initially, they can subscribe to a basic package consisting of fibre and mobile telephony. Other services can be added […]

May 4, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

DAZN, Movistar Plus+ score La Liga deal

DAZN, the sports streaming platform, has closed a non-exclusive distribution deal with Movistar Plus+, the entertainment platform in Spain, for La Liga football starting next season. DAZN, which was awarded exclusive broadcasting rights for 175 La Liga matches for seasons 2022/23 through 2026/27, will make this exclusive package available to Movistar Plus+ customers, as part […]

March 29, 2022

Record technical deployment for El Clásico

La Liga, Movistar Plus and Mediapro will make the largest technical deployment in the history of El Clásico to broadcast the Real Madrid vs Barcelona match on March 20th, distributing its signal to 83 international TV operators. Produced in 4K HDR, the event will be filmed by 34 cameras, of which ten will be super […]

March 18, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain nears 13m FTTH lines

FTTH take-up is speeding up in Spain with the country reaching 12.8 million lines at the end of January 2022, up 70,229 in a month. The latest CNMC figures reveal that Movistar is the market leader with 4.9 million, representing 37.9 per cent of the total. In a year FTTH market increased by 1.2 million […]

March 11, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar launches Living App with Amazon

Movistar Plus has added a new Living App that allows subscribers to purchase products through Amazon, claiming it as a “pioneering service” in the country. Movistar subscribers, via their UHD STB, can gain access to over 20,000 products with immediate delivery. Once a product is selected, the purchase is completed through the mobile app or […]

February 25, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar adds Twitter Living app

Spain’s pay-TV platform, Movistar Plus, has added Twitter’s Living app to its offer that will enable its subscribers to have access to a wide selection of videos from the social network. All UHD STB-equipped subscribers will be able to access Twitter videos divided into different categories like music, sports, technology, travel, culture, food, cinema and […]

February 23, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica to drop Movistar Fusión

Amidst mounting speculation regarding the possible sale of its pay-TV platform, Telefónica is reshaping the Movistar Plus convergent offer to include other services related to health, connected home and car security. The company will consequently drop the brand Movistar Fusion, according to financial newspaper El Economista, and will gather all the services – broadband, fixed […]

February 22, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid