Advanced Television


Spain: Right-wing 7NN shuts

Spanish DTT channel 7NN will cease broadcasting this week following its owner Producciones Audiovisuales Hispania revealing the business is “financially unviable”. Two weeks ago, the channel had decided to pull out of the nationwide DTT market to focus solely on Madrid and made a 50 per cent cut in staff, in an attempt to “reverse […]

March 29, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Digi lands €300m FTTH investment

Romanian telco operator Digi is paving the way for becoming the fourth largest operator in Spain following its latest agreement with the global investment group Abrdn to invest €300 million in the FTTH deployment in Andalusia, south of Spain, covering up to 2.5 million homes.  The operator already reaches 1 million homes in Andalusia. Digi […]

March 23, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Vaz new CEO of Vodafone Spain

Portuguese Mário Vaz is to be the new CEO of Vodafone Spain replacing Colman Deegan who resigned last January three years after his appointment. This is the second time Vodafone has called upon a Portuguese executive to take the post after the 2012-2020 mandate of Antonio Coimbra. Vaz has a good knowledge of both the […]

March 22, 2023From David del Valle in Madrid

EC poised for major probe of Orange, MásMóvil merger

Brussels has postponed its decision over the €19 billion merger between Orange and MásMóvil until April 3rd to have more time to study the deal. The EC is likely to reject the Spanish CNMC’s bid to take control of the case and instead launch its own high-level probe. In February both companies notified the EC […]

March 8, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange Spain launches Infinity HomeBox STB

Orange Spain has launched Infinity HomeBox, a new set-top-box including Google’s integrated voice assistant, which is aimed at premium subscribers. The new device is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa; improves immersive sound through its Audio by Bang & Olufsen system with Dolby Atmos; has Wifi 6; and can also be connected via Bluetooth to other devices. […]

March 7, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Hispasat broadband for Spain

Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat has said it will offer broadband to “all towns” in Spain “this year”, after having been granted a provisional contract covering connection services in rural areas, which is expected to rise to definitive supplier. Hispasat’s download speed will be 100 Mb/s, and which will rise to 200 Mb/s in 2024, according […]

March 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

CNMC asks EC to leave Orange/MásMóvil decision to them

Spain’s regulatory body CNMC wants the final word on the merger between Orange and MásMóvil, and has asked Brussels to let them adjudicate. CNMC argues that the regulatory body has more knowledge of current market conditions, and asserts its competence to make a decision over the operation valued at €19 billion. The European Commission (EC) […]

March 6, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Record pay-TV audience

The existing 73 pay thematic channels in Spain drew 21 million viewers in February, representing 45.5 per cent of the population and breaking and a new audience record, according to Barlovento Comunicación.The most widely watched pay-TV channels are DAZN LaLiga, followed by LaLiga TV (Movistar Plus), AXN, Fox, Liga de Campeones (Movistar Plus), TNT, Calle […]

March 2, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: AMC+ pop-up linear channel on Vodafone TV

Streaming service AMC+ is turning into a linear channel in Spain on Vodafone TV during the month of March – to promote its exclusive content among the operator’s television subscriber base, at no extra charge. From the March 1st to 30th, Vodafone TV is broadcasting on channel 23 the first episodes of an extensive selection […]

March 1, 2023

Spain: Atresmedia, Mediaset revenues sink

Spain’s two largest private TV groups, Atresmedia and Mediaset, saw their revenues and profit decline in 2022. Atresmedia, owner of Antena 3 and La Sexta, among others, made a profit of €112.9 million in 2022, down 4.7 per cent, whereas Mediaset, owner of Tele 5 and Cuatro among others, reported a €178.3 million, down 1.5 […]

February 24, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid