Advanced Television


Spain: Movistar+ extends Serie A rights

Movistar+ has extended its agreement with Serie A, the Italian top flight football league, for a further three seasons, through to 2023/24. In a press statement, Movistar+ said it has “established itself as a key ally in the sustainability of sport. Agreements with the leading national and international sports partners (UEFA, LaLiga, RFEF, ACB, NBA, […]

August 18, 2021

Orange Spain pays Movistar €350m for football rights

Orange Spain has acquired the pay-rights to La Liga and UEFA competitions from Movistar for an estimated price of €350 million, similar to last season, according to the CEO of the company Jean-Francois Fallacher. With the move, Orange Spain will broadcast the first and the second divisions of the Spanish Football League, as well as […]

July 29, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: DAZN extends Premier League rights

DAZN will keep on showing the Premier League in Spain until 2025. The online sports platform has renewed their contract with the top-flight English football league for another three years, giving it the rights to 235 matches per season. Its current deal expires after the 2021/22 season. An agreement with Movistar means matches can also […]

July 14, 2021

Spain: FTTH in over 12m homes

The latest CNMC report corresponding to May reveals that FTTH has surpassed 12 million Spanish homes – a rise of 85,786 households in the last month and 1.4 million annually. By contrast, HFC lost 20,249 lines and ADSL decreased by 52,562. Movistar is the market leader with a 40 per cent share and 4.7 million […]

July 9, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar+ leadership changes

Spanish multiplay operator Movistar+ is reorganising its structure designed to strengthen its market leadership, putting an emphasis on strategic alliances with the most important partners in the sector, a more personalised user experience, and original and exclusive content to differentiate itself from its competitors. These changes follow on from those already implemented this year by […]

June 25, 2021

Movistar+ ensures streaming availability with Harmonic

Harmonic has announced that Telefonica Spain has deployed Harmonic’s VOS 360 cloud streaming platform for reliable, flexible disaster recovery. By replicating Telefonica Spain’s entire infrastructure for its Movistar+ platform in the cloud, the VOS360 platform optimises resources, providing instant scaling of the live 24/7 channels and keeping costs low through usage-based pricing. “Viewers today expect […]

June 23, 2021

Spain: Free TV package for Vodafone subs

Vodafone Spain is offering a free TV package to its subscribers. Until July 15th, all Vodafone subscribers can select their free package from Pack Deportes, Pack Documentales, Pack Peques, Acorn TV, Planet Horror, Pack Caza and Pack Música via the Mi Vodafone app. Their chosen package will then remain free until September 15th. Vodafone’s Mobile […]

June 22, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar, Orange talk price for La Liga and UEFA rights

The two largest telco operators in Spain, Movistar and Orange, are negotiating the renewal of their deal to broadcast La Liga and the European football competitions on their platforms – with the latter trying to drive prices down as a result of the pandemic. Movistar, owner of the pay-TV rights until 2022, aims to amortise […]

May 28, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar acquires DirecTV in Colombia

Telefónica, through Movistar, has acquired DirecTV in Colombia in an operation subject to approval by the competition authorities in the country. The service currently has 200,000 subscribers. The CEO of Telefónica in Colombia, Fabián Hernández, said that the acquisition “will allow us to consolidate our presence in the market and strengthen our position with a […]

May 26, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica selects MediaKind to enhance Movistar+

MediaKind, a global player in media technology and solutions, has been selected by Telefónica to enhance the VoD offerings of Movistar+, the Spanish telco’s pay-TV subscription service. MediaKind’s Aquila On-Demand solution, which launched in August 2020, will be deployed to deliver rapid asset processing of Movistar+’s on-demand OTT and IPTV content, encompassing transcoding, transformation, packaging, […]

May 26, 2021