Advanced Television


Spain: Orange to integrate DAZN

Orange has reached an agreement with DAZN, the sports streaming platform, to distribute its service in Spain within the Orange TV content offer. Orange customers will now be able to add the DAZN La Liga package, as well as the rest of the sports offer available on the OTT platform, as part of Orange TV […]

June 23, 2022

Telefónica, Canal+ merger probe

Spanish regulatory body CNMC has opened a case probing a possible breach of the Telefónica and Canal+ merger conditions. Telefónica could have broken one of the obligations imposed on the company to approve the merger operation in 2015; providing information to CNMC about its premium TV offers to guarantee that third parties can match it. […]

June 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spanish broadcasters fear new DTT migration

Spanish broadcasters have warned against a new possible DTT migration from the current 470-694 MHz frequency bands on the grounds that DTT transmissions may be at risk. Intense debate about a possible change is taking place and the issue will be addressed in the next CMR-23 (Radiocommunications Worldwude Conference 2023). The Association TV Abierta – […]

June 16, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Vodafone adds AMC+; Movistar drops channels

Vodafone Spain, following Orange’s lead, has reached an agreement with AMC Networks International Southern Europe to integrate the AMC+ VoD service with a wide catalogue of popular TV series and movies. Meanwhile, Movistar is reorganising its football offer and has dropped some 16 sports channels from its line-up – the entire block from Movistar+ La […]

June 15, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Over 27m watch connected TV

Over 27 million Spaniards have access to TV content through a connected TV, representing 82 per cent of all local Internet users from 16 to 75 years old in the country, according to the Estudio de la Televisión Conectada 2022 report by IAB Spain. Six out of ten Internet users watch TV through a Smart […]

June 13, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange launches Jazztel TV

Orange Spain has launched a pay-TV service for its Jazztel brand. Named Jazztel TV, it provides over 60 TV channels and 10,000 hours of VoD content for €4.95 a month. Jazztel’s fibre optic customers can gain access to the new TV service via a streaming app available on tablets, PCs, smartphones and smart TVs – […]

June 8, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

MásMóvil loses €40m in Q1

Spain’s fourth largest telco, MásMóvil, lost €40 million in the first quarter of the year, compared with a €10.4 million profit the same period last year, at a time when merger negotiations with Orange were disclosed. Total revenues, however, increased by 39 per cent to €733 million with an EBITDA of €277 million, up 51 […]

May 31, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

GroupM launches Finecast in Spain

GroupM, WPP’s media investment group has announced the launch of Finecast at its headquarters in La Matriz, Spain. Finecast is an addressable TV company which enables advertisers to personalise ads across on-demand, linear and live streaming TV environments. The new technologies and possibilities for advertising in the TV environment (advertising across Linear, Connected TV, HbbTV […]

May 31, 2022

MFE-MediaforEurope sees net profit in Q1

The first quarter 2022 results from MFE-MediaforEurope have not been significantly impacted by the ongoing geo-political crisis and its economic consequences. Consolidated net revenues were up three per cent to €654.3 million, of which the Italian market accounted for €466.3 million (up from €450.2 million) and Spain contributed with the remaining €188 million (compared with […]

May 26, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Spain’s new TV law under fire

Spain’s independent producers have rebelled against the new TV law – currently under debate in Parliament – on the grounds that it will create a production duopoly in the market dominated by Atresmedia/Mediaset-linked companies to the detriment of independent producers. A last-minute amendment to the law will enable major producers linked to the largest private […]

May 26, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid