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Spain: Orange to compensate for football blackout

Orange Spain will compensate thousands of customers who were unable to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona’s Supercopa Final in Saudi Arabia on January 14th. From the beginning of the match, which Real Madrid won 4-1, thousands of customers experienced a blackout that prevented them from watching the action. The company says that it will contact […]

January 16, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar, Orange agree football rights deal

Orange Spain has reached an agreement with Movistar, DAZN and La Liga to share pay-TV rights to La Liga this coming season starting in August. Orange Spain will offer all matches from the new rebranded La Liga EA Sports along with the UEFA Champions League, the Europa League and the Conference League. In recent years, […]

July 26, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange Spain FY revenues down

Orange Spain has reported its total revenues fell by 1.5 per cent in 2022 to €4.47 billion with its retail revenues falling 1.9 per cent to €3.13 billion. EBITDA fell by 4 per cent to €1.11 billion with CAPEX experiencing a 9.15 per cent drop to €863 million. In the fourth quarter, however, total revenues […]

February 16, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange Spain loses over €400m in 2021

Amidst the merger process with MásMóvil, Orange Spain lost €414 million in 2021 versus €130 million of profit the previous year. Tougher competition with low cost offers and the cost of compensation following the dismissal of 400 workers are behind the financial performance. By contrast, MásMóvil had a net benefit of €189 million in 2021 […]

October 13, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Football price war intensifies

Multiplay telcos Telefónica and Orange Spain have become embroiled in a new TV football price war, with discounts of up to 25 per cent from the former or €15 a month from the latter. Both are fighting for premium subscribers who usually spend over €90 a month for convergent packages, including football. Telefónica is offering […]

August 1, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Movistar adds DAZN; Orange add AMC+

Orange Spain has reached an agreement with AMC Networks International Southern Europe to integrate the AMC+ VoD service, whilst Movistar has completed the integration of DAZN into its new offer and UHD STB. AMC+ offers an exclusive catalogue of globally popular TV and films titles, including the likes of Fear The Walking Dead and Better […]

May 11, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Orange Q1 revenue down

Orange Spain saw a 4.6 per cent fall in revenues in the first quarter of the year to €1.13 billion, complicating its merger with MásMóvil in terms of balance of powers between the parties and the final financial value of the operation due to be completed by June. Tough competition and low cost offers in […]

April 26, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange Spain adds Rakuten TV

Orange Spain has reached an agreement with Rakuten to integrate its streaming service onto its platform. Almost 700,000 Orange’s subscribers will now have access to Videoclub Rakuten TV, offering a library of 6,000 titles. For Jorge del Puerto, head of European Partnerships at Rakuten TV, the deal “is a milestone in our strategy as we […]

April 12, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange eyes MásMóvil merger

Orange Spain, Spain’s second largest network, is exploring a merger with MásMóvil, the fourth largest telco, according to local reports. Both companies would share 50 per cent of the new group, including MasMovil’s shareholders: buyout funds KKR, Cinven and Providence. The resulting company would approach Telefonica in szie, and leapfrog Vodafone, currently the third largest. […]

February 8, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange eyes La Liga rights deals

Orange Spain is to negotiate with Movistar and DAZN, successful bidders of La Liga rights for the next five years, in order to continue offering pay-TV football to its customers. “Football is very important for our TV offer,” declared Jean François Fallacher, CEO of Orange. “We will negotiate with both companies.” Orange Spain has been […]

December 20, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid