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Spain: 83% have pay-TV

Some 32.2 million Spaniards have a pay-TV service, representing 82.8 per cent of the country’s population, with 59.8 per cent subscribing to at least two different platforms. The latest figures from consultancy Barlovento Comunicacion reveal that each Spaniard has access to an average of 2.7 platforms. Netflix is the leading service with an average share […]

December 21, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange eyes La Liga rights deals

Orange Spain is to negotiate with Movistar and DAZN, successful bidders of La Liga rights for the next five years, in order to continue offering pay-TV football to its customers. “Football is very important for our TV offer,” declared Jean François Fallacher, CEO of Orange. “We will negotiate with both companies.” Orange Spain has been […]

December 20, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

La Liga secures €4.95bn rights deal

Spain’s premier football league La Liga has concluded the tender for the national market broadcast rights of La Liga Santander in Spain and Andorra for the period between 2022/2023 and 2026/2027. For a total of €4.95 billion over the coming five-season period, Movistar will broadcast a total of five matches per matchday plus three full […]

December 14, 2021By Colin Mann

Spain: No RTVE tax for streamers until 2023

Streaming platforms in Spain will be exempted from paying the 0.9 per cent RTVE tax until 2023 as the Administration has put the amendment on hold for one year. Instead, traditional pay-TV players – such as Movistar, Vodafone and Orange – will have to pay up to €128 million in 2022 to finance the public […]

December 2, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Big streamers exempted from language quota

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO and other global streaming platforms will not have to meet the 6 per cent previously reported regional language obligation as they are not domiciled in Spain. The Spanish cabinet approved a new TV law stating that pay-TV platforms will have to dedicate a minimum 6 per cent of their […]

December 1, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: SVoDs must provide regional language content

SVoD services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max, among others, will have to produce 6 per cent of their TV content in Spain in other co-official languages in the country – Catalonian, Galician or Basque language. The measure has been agreed by the Central Administration and the Catalonian party ERC to approve the […]

November 26, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Telco giants control 75% of market

Spain’s three largest telcos – Movistar, Orange and Vodafone – control 74.5 per cent of the total revenues in the market, albeit three points below last year. Between April and June, the Spanish telco market reported €5;74 billion in revenues, according to the CNMC, with the largest operators taking 74.5 per cent. Mobile services made […]

November 24, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Vodafone Spain H1: Revenues up, subs down

Vodafone Spain has seen its revenues grow by 2.1 per cent in the first fiscal half of 2021 to €2.09 billion, largely driven by the the sale of phones and devices as revenues per service fell by 0.6 per cent to €1.86 billion. Low cost offers and promotions caused revenues per service to fall and […]

November 16, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: 58% watch 2+ pay-TV platforms

Some 83.1 per cent of Spaniards have access to pay-TV, up 2.2 per cent in the last quarter, with 58.3 per cent watching at least two different pay-TV platforms, according to a report from consultancy firm Barlovento Comunicación. On average, every Spanish household has access to 2.6 platforms. Netflix leads the market with a 59.9 […]

October 4, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Cut-throat football war continues

In an attempt to boost pay-TV football subscribers in Spain, Movistar and Orange are giving away incentives including smart TVs, mobile phones and huge discounts. Movistar is offering the choice of a free smart TV or smartphone to those subscribers paying for a convergent package. The operator needs to recoup the €900 million it paid […]

August 23, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid