Advanced Television


AMC Studios, Movistar+ partner on El Tesoro del Cisne Negro

AMC Studios and Movistar+, the pay-TV division of Spain’s Telefonica, have announced a first-ever partnership for a new original series from Academy Award winner Alejandro Amenábar (The Others, The Sea Inside) who will make his TV directorial debut directing all six episodes. The six-part adventure thriller with an international cast is co-written by Amenábar and […]

July 16, 2020

Movistar launches Movistar Tokens

Movistar is testing a new system, called Movistar Tokens, to reward its subscribers with free of charge TV content, channels, or more data for the use of different services within the platform. The service is now in a pilot phase with plans to launch nationally in September if successful. A new ‘Mis Tokens’ section can […]

July 9, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar adds Picture in Picture feature

Spain’s largest pay TV operator Movistar has launched Picture in Picture (PIP) functionality to allow UHD STB-equipped fibre optic subscribers to watch two channels at the same time on the same screen. The PIP functionality enables users to watch one channel on full screen and a second channel on a small window in the upper […]

July 3, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Telefónica scores Champions League rights

Telefónica (Movistar+) has reached a major agreement with UEFA for the broadcasting of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League until the 2023/2024 season. The top European football club competitions will continue to be part of La Casa del Fútbol in this new cycle. It is assumed the competition will go ahead as […]

July 2, 2020

Euskaltel, Movistar FTTH deal

Spain’s fifth largest telco operator Euskaltel has reached an agreement with Movistar to share the dominant operator’s FTTH network in those areas where the company is not obliged by law to allow third parties to use its infrastructure. With this 5 year deal, Euskaltel will be able to strengthen its national expansion through Virgin Telco […]

July 2, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar, MásMóvil shared networks deal

Movistar and MásMóvil, Spain’s first and fourth largest telcos respectively, have reached an agreement to share their networks. Thanks to the five year deal, MásMóvil will be able to cover around 500,000 new homes with FTTH and have access to future deployments of Movistar FTTH network across the country. The agreement will also allow MásMóvil […]

June 23, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Vodafone, MásMóvil top services complaints

Vodafone and MásMóvil were the telcos attracting the greatest number of complaints in bundled services during 2019, according to the Informe de Atención al Usuario de Telecomunicaciones report from Spain’s Telecommunications Ministry. Vodafone accounted for 11.25 complaints per 10,000 subscribers, with MásMóvil, in second position, 10.80 per 10,000. Ranked 3rd, 4th and fifth were Jazztel, […]

June 18, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Superstars Open sim racing event televised

Sports promotion company GT Sport, SIRIO eSports and MSD have announced the Superstars Open – a one-day televised sim racing event to find the greatest Euroformula Open single-seater graduate of all time, including big names who have gone on to compete in series such as F1, F2, F3, Indycar, Superformula, Formula E, DTM, the World […]

June 12, 2020By Colin Mann