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Spain: ‘Netflix tax’ set at 5%

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and HBO, among others, will pay a 5 per cent revenue tariff in Spain to finance European TV series and movies. The Spanish Administration is amending its TV laws with a new Ley General de Comunicación Audiovisual that will oblige global streamers to finance European productions at the same level as […]

November 9, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Pluto TV launching in Spain

ViacomCBS Networks International has announced that Pluto TV, its AVoD service, will be available in Spain from the end of  October, available through Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV and mobile device apps for download in iOS and Android. Pluto TV will launch with 40 thematic and uniquely-curated channels across multiple genres, including […]

October 8, 2020

Movistar Play momentum in LatAm

Telefónica is increasing penetration in the pay-TV market in Latin America with its Movistar Play streaming platform, the third most widely watched service on the continent (excluding Brazil) after Claro Streaming and DirecTV. According to El Economista, Movistar Play is leading pay-TV in Peru with a share of 62 per cent and 1.6 million subscribers […]

October 5, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar scores NBA TV rights

On the heels of acquiring La Liga ACB rights, Movistar has now secured TV rights to NBA for the next three years in Spain. The deal include NBA’s League Pass, the league’s premium subscription service, at a discounted price for existing subscribers. Movistar will air all regular-season and post-season games, the NBA All-Star weekend events […]

October 2, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar scores rights to Spain’s basketball League

Movistar has reached an agreement with ACB, the Spanish basketball league, to air its La Liga Endesa, Copa del Rey and Supercopa Endesa competitions over the next three years, 2020-2023. Subscribers to Movistar will be able to watch up to 1,000 basketball matches until 2023 through Movistar Deportes and #Vamos. Meanwhile, Movistar is regarded as […]

September 23, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar extends 5G network in Spain

Spain’s largest telco, Movistar, has announced that it will extend its 5G network to Castilla-León before the end of the year with the coverage of 90 municipalities in the region. The launch is added to the one in the largest cities in country (Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Malaga, Valencia, Zaragoza and Murcia) that the company recently […]

September 22, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar launches 5G

Movistar has launched 5G services in Spain, with plans to reach 75 per cent coverage of the country before the end of the year. With the move, Movistar becomes the second telco operator, after Vodafone, to launch 5G in Spain. Orange and MásMóvil are set to implement their offerings before the end of the year. […]

September 2, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Only Vodafone adds pay-TV subs in Spain

Vodafone Spain has set a new a record in pay-TV subscriptions in Spain following the 100,000 gains to June 30th, now totalling 1,421,000. It has become the only platform in the country to gain pay-TV subscribers in the first half of the year. Movistar Plus lost 19,500, down to 4,054,000 and Orange shed 46,000 TV […]

August 6, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

AMC Studios and Movistar+ cast Tucci in La Fortuna

AMC Studios and Movistar+, the pay TV division of Spain’s Telefonica, in collaboration with MOD Pictures, have announced that Academy Award-nominee Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones, Big Night, The Devil Wears Prada) has been cast in Alejandro Amenábar’s newly titled original limited series “La Fortuna.” The six-part adventure thriller also stars Spanish actors Álvaro Mel and Ana […]

July 29, 2020

Movistar+ implements Ateme’s Titan solution

Ateme, a specialist in video delivery solutions, has announced that Movistar+, the audiovisual entertainment arm of Spanish media leader, the Telefónica Group, has chosen to implement Ateme’s Titan solution, a future-proof converged software headend, for distribution of its live DTH/OTT services. “After so many years of working with the Telefónica Group worldwide, we are very […]

July 22, 2020