Advanced Television


Movistar adds Atresplayer and Mitele Plus

Spanish pay-TV platform Movistar has added Atresmedia’s Atresplayer and Mediaset’s Mitele Plus to its line-up. Movistar’s four million subscribers will be able to have access to the premium OTT services via their respective apps in the platform and also through the STB search function. The integration agreement is a timely boost to the platforms in […]

March 18, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Movistar, Vodafone, Orange ally for 5G funds

Spain’s three largest telco operators -Movistar, Vodafone and Orange- have entered into an alliance to bid for the European financial aids to extend 4G and 5G to rural areas in the country. The operators will submit a joint proposal to get the estimated €4.3 billion in public aids between 2021 and 2025 to deploy the […]

March 12, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Analyst: Has América Móvil found key to OTT growth?

The growth observed in OTT pay-TV remains slow in Latin America. At end of 2020, this technology represents almost 1.3 million subscribers; barely 2 per cent of the pay-TV market, reports Dataxis. A review of DirecTV, Telefónica and América Móvil strategies shows the different strategies implemented to change this static situation. Low prices and alliances […]

February 25, 2021

Spain: Movistar, Vodafone ‘abusive’ price rises

The Consumers Association Facua has reported to the Ministry of Consumption and the Regional Governments the alleged “abusive practices” made by Movistar and Vodafone for raising their subscription fees “without justification”, consequently breaking the law. Since January 12th, Movistar raised its Movistar Fusión price by €2-€3 for its optic fibre TV packages and between €7-€8 […]

February 16, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Report: 64% of Spaniards subscribe to pay-TV

Some 64 per cent of Spaniards are subscribed to a pay-TV or OTT service, according to a report from Asociación para la Investigación de los Medios de Comunicación (AIMC). The report shows that OTT services are increasingly gaining popularity amongst Spaniards witha 52.3 per cent of those interviewed subscribing to Netflix, HBO and/or Amazon Prime […]

February 4, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

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