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RTVE president steps down

José Manuel Pérez Tornero, president of RTVE, has resigned following strong criticism from within the company on the grounds that his plan for RTVE is “not viable right now”. Tornero has been at the helm of RTVE since March 2021 when he was appointed by Parliament. Over the last few months, his management has been […]

September 27, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

RTVE warns of the end of free DTT

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has warned of the risk of DTT disappearing in its free distribution model, and has joined the lobby group for FTA DTT: Call To Europe Project, formed by over 40 organisations, to lobby for the maintenance of the radio spectrum to guarantee DTT frequencies beyond 2030. RTVE director of Audiovisual Policies, […]

September 5, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: 51% Spaniards share SVoD services

Over half (50.9 per cent) of Spaniards share their SVoD subscription with others, and 12.6 per cent admit to watching OTT content without paying, according to a VoD Analytics report from SigmaDos30. The report reveals that 49.1 per cent claims to be the only subscriber and user of their SVoD service, with the rest sharing […]

February 18, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Claro on ZEASN in LatAm

ZEASN, a provider of OTT and smart TV solutions, has announced that streaming service Claro video is now made available on multiple ZEASN-supported smart TV brands, including AOC, Whale OS powered connected televisions. Through this collaboration, Claro video will increase its presence on TV screens in the Latin American market, at the same time bringing […]

January 27, 2022

Spain: RTVE renews Extreme E rights

Extreme E has confirmed that Spanish broadcaster RTVE (Radiotelevisión Española) will televise all five of this season’s X Prix on its free to air linear channel. The Championship’s race highlights, review and magazine shows – which will all broadcast in Spanish – will join the line-up of coverage on RTVE’s primary sport channel, Teledeporte. In […]

January 21, 2022

Spain: Mediapro auctions Qatar World Cup FTA rights

Spanish media group Mediapro has put its TV rights to Qatar’s Football World Cup 2022 up for public auction targeted at FTA channels. The deadline for bids is February 11th for channels interested in broadcasting the matches, with Mediaset, Atresmedia and RTVE assumed to be among the bidders. The move indicates Mediapro has abandoned its […]

January 12, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Alchimie, Grupo Godó to launch Historiayvida.TV

Alchimie, the digital broadcast network, has announced a new alliance with Grupo Godó’s ‘Historia y Vida’ magazine to bring Spain’s favourite history publication to the small screen via Historiayvida.TV. For over fifty years Historia y Vida magazine has been attracting readers seeking to interpret the present through the past, it currently Historiayvida.TV has over 1,000,000 […]

December 16, 2021

Success for EBU content-sharing initiative

A pioneering European news service supported by 11 national broadcasters has garnered more than 23.5 million views in just five months. Launched in July 2021, the ‘A European Perspective’ initiative responds to surging demand for trusted news against the backdrop of conspiracy-fuelled disinformation campaigns and populist rhetoric. It is hosted by public service media from […]

December 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Spain: No RTVE tax for streamers until 2023

Streaming platforms in Spain will be exempted from paying the 0.9 per cent RTVE tax until 2023 as the Administration has put the amendment on hold for one year. Instead, traditional pay-TV players – such as Movistar, Vodafone and Orange – will have to pay up to €128 million in 2022 to finance the public […]

December 2, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: SVoDs must provide regional language content

SVoD services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max, among others, will have to produce 6 per cent of their TV content in Spain in other co-official languages in the country – Catalonian, Galician or Basque language. The measure has been agreed by the Central Administration and the Catalonian party ERC to approve the […]

November 26, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid