Advanced Television


Memnon selected by Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuale

Memnon, the content preservation and migration services provider, and broadcast and audiovisual solutions specialist Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA) have announced a partnership that will preserve more than 200,000 hours of content from Spanish public television archives. TSA, a Telefónica Group company, is responsible for the project management, infrastructure supply and coordination of the audiovisual archive […]

December 5, 2023

Cellnex fined €13.7m for market abuse

The Spanish Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by infrastructure provider Cellnex and ruled that the company will have to pay a €13.7 million fine imposed by the regulator CNMC for abuse of a dominant position in the DTT market. The ruling brings the matter to an end after a decade in the courts since […]

December 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Celebrity Bake Off heading to Spain

BBC Studios Distribution has licensed the Love Productions format, The Great Celebrity Bake Off, to Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE. The Spanish series, titled Bake Off – Famosos al Horno, will be produced locally by Boxfish to air on RTVE’s, La 1 Channel. The Spanish adaptation will be presented by local actor and presenter Paula Vazquez […]

December 4, 2023

Spain: Netflix loses another 1.6m subs

Netflix lost another 1.6 million subscribers in Spain during the second four-month period of the year, according to the consultancy firm BarloventoThe limits imposed on shared accounts is the key reason behind these losses, and is the main reason for some 41.2 per cent of cancelled subscriptions. The decline is lower than the previous period […]

December 1, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Fautier: “UHD still an industry in formation”

Thierry Fautier, previously in a senior VP position with Harmonic and now MD at Your Media Transformation, has blogged one of his ‘long form insights’ about the recent UHD Forum and Summit in Malaga, Spain. Fautier says that the UHD event in Malaga is partly responsible for Spain’s enthusiasm for UHD. “Spain was the first […]

November 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Report: Sharp increase in European original content investment

The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has published its latest report: Audiovisual services spending in original European content – a 2012-2022 analysis, providing an analysis of investments made by broadcasting groups and streamers in original European content. The report reveals that spending on original content has increased faster than […]

November 22, 2023

5G UHD-HDR broadcast success for UHD Spain

UHD Spain, a trade association dedicated to advancing the future of broadcasting technologies, has achieved a milestone in 5G UHD-HDR quality broadcasting in partnership with TVU Networks, a cloud-based workflow solutions for live content production and distribution, and Radio 3 (RTVE). The collaboration demonstrated the potential of easily integrating professional REMI production into any media […]

November 22, 2023

Spain: FTTH reaches 14.6m

FTTH in Spain continues to grown with pace. The number of FTTH lines amounted to 14.6 million in September 2023 according to the latest CNMC report – gaining over 128,000 in a month and 1.1 million versus the same month last year.Movistar is the market leader with 5.3 million FTTH connectionss, representing a market share […]

November 22, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Movistar ups TV prices

Subscribers to Spanish pay-TV platform Movistar will have to pay up to €3 more per month starting in mid-January 2024. The company is increasing the price on the grounds of providing a better offer and connectivity both in coverage and quality of service. Movistar Max will increase its price from €57.90 to €59.90 a month, […]

November 20, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Zegona wants García to run Vodafone Spain

UK’s Zegona is reportedly negotiating with MásMóvil over the appointment of José Miguel García as CEO of Vodafone Spain, according to El País. The former CEO of Euskaltel, García signed a non-competition agreement with MásMóvil when it acquired Euskaltel, whereby García cannot take an executive role in a rival operator until the end of 2024. […]

November 16, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid