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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

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

Vodafone names Spain price, rejects Italy bid

Vodafone has priced the sale of its Spanish subsidiary Vodafone Spain at €7 billion, according to El Independiente. Vodafone is weighing both a sale and a joint-venture with the creation of a new company on a 50/50 basis. Back in 2020 the company explored this latter possibility with MásMóvil but its plan failed as the […]

February 11, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Pay-TV revenues down 7.3% in Q3

Low-cost TV offers and promotions in Spain saw pay-TV revenues drop by 7.3 per cent to €487.7 million in the third quarter of 2021 – despite the number of subscribers growing 4.8 per cent YoY for a total of 8.3 million According to data from CNMC, as a whole, the TV industry in Spain experienced […]

February 4, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

HBO fastest growing DTC in Spain

Streaming service HBO Max was by far the SVoD platform with the highest growth in Spain in Q1 2021 with a customer share of 28.6 per cent, up 7 per cent on the previous quarter, according to consultancy firm GECA. Despite the increase in subscribers, HBO Max is still behind Movistar Plus, with 29.1 per […]

January 20, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Sky Sports to air 6 NBA games for MLK Day

Today (January 17th) the NBA will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day (MLK Day) with ‘NBA 360’, a lineup of six games broadcast to fans in Europe and the Middle East in a simultaneous live feed produced by the NBA, tipping off at 6.00pm GMT on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sport Arena. NBA […]

January 17, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Spain: Movistar+ scores NHL rights

The NHL (National Hockey League) will once again be available via Movistar+ in Spain.The platform has reached a multi-year deal for the rights to broadcast the US competition to its subscribers. Ice hockey fans will have weekly access to two of the best games on Movistar Deportes, with further options in the playoffs where, starting […]

January 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Movistar, Orange agree Supercopa rights deal

Orange has reached an agreement with Movistar that will allow the French operator to broadcast Spain’s Supercopa matches. Orange will add the Movistar Supercopa TV channel to its line-up and will broadcast three Supercopa matches between January 12th and 16th at no extra cost for football subscribers.  The matches will be also available to bars […]

January 7, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid