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DTT channel Negocios TV launches in Spain

Negocios TV has launched in Madrid – a DTT channel providing financial and economic news to capital viewers. Available on Movistar (channel 125) and compatible with iOS and Android, Negocios TV plans to eventually break into other Spanish regions and become a key TV channel for business in the country. The channel also has international […]

February 2, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: ‘Vodafone has fastest 5G; Movistar slowest’

Vodafone’s 5G network is the fastest on the Spanish market, with Movistar being the slowest available. A report from consultancy firm Ookla reveals that Vodafone offers a download speed of 232 Mbps and upload speed at 37 Mbps. Orange is second with 167 Mbps and 22 Mbps, respectively. Yoigo, owned by MásMóvil, is in third […]

February 1, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Vodafone, MásMóvil hasten merger talks

Vodafone and MásMóvil, the third and the fourth largest telco operators in Spain respectively, are reportedly accelerating their consolidation plans in view of the 5G licences auction set to take place later this year. The companies are finalising an agreement, according to El Economista, that would give rise to a new joint company leading the […]

January 29, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar, DAZN Spanish sports rights deal

Movistar+, Spanish telco Telefónica’s entertainment platform and sports streaming platform DAZN have reached an agreement that will offer more sports content to their customers. The agreement will see DAZN distributed through new channels on Movistar+. In addition, DAZN has acquired the exclusive exploitation rights to the Formula 1 World Championship for the next three years, […]

January 21, 2021

Regulator: Social influencers must finance European TV content?

Spain’s regulatory body CNMC has demanded that TV and streaming influencers be classified as “Audiovisual Services Providers through video exchange platforms” in the new TV law, set to be approved over the coming weeks. CNMC´s aim is that the streaming platforms used by influencers – such as YouTube, TikTok, Instagram TV and Twice – are […]

January 14, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Movistar integrates Universal+

Movistar has reached an agreement with NBC Universal International Networks to integrate Universal+ into its pay-TV platform, as well as carry the Calle 13, Syfy and Dreamworks TV channels on an exclusive basis. The new channels will be available both as linear services and VoD content, marking the first time for Dreamworks to be viewable […]

January 12, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar, Samsung TV integration deal

Movistar and Samsung have reached an agreement to integrate all Movistar Plus TV content onto Samsung smart TVs. Samsung’s Universal Guide will now show all content from Movistar Plus enabling its viewers to have access to the platform through QLED TV models from 2018 and beyond. Samsung’s Universal Guide analyses viewer’s preferences and profiles offering […]

December 23, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar puts 75% Spain on 5G

Spain’s largest operator, Movistar, has reached 76 per cent of the country with its 5G coverage – including 1,200 municipalities, 15 ahead of schedule, and ahead of the initial plan to cover 75 per cent and 921 cities by year end. The company has installed over 4,000 5G sites across the country covering cities and […]

December 15, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar raises speeds and prices

Spain’s largest telco Movistar is increasing its Fusión monthly fee by up to €3 in exchange for more fibre optic speed – up to 1 Gbps from the current 600 Mbps. Even those with the lowest speed of 100 Mbps will see their broadband speed increase to 300 Mbps. Fusion 0 package will cost €55 […]

November 30, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar launches targeted TV ads

Movistar, the Spanish pay-TV service, has launched targeted TV with personalised advertising in partnership with agency Havas Media and brands including Hyundai, Carrefour and True Instinct by Nature’s Variety. Under the initiative, when a household is watching linear channel #0 it will be served with commercials conjured from the composition, tastes and preferences of the […]

November 27, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid