Advanced Television


Spain nears 15m FTTH lines

Spain is nearing the 15 million FTTH milestone after the country ended 2023 with over 14.8 million lines, according to the latest CNMC report. Movistar maintained its position as the market leader taking 36 per cent (5.3 million) of all FTTH lines. Year-on-year FTTH gained 1.1 million lines, up 7.3 per cent, versus a loss […]

February 14, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange Spain raises fees

Following similar moves by Movistar and Vodafone in the country, Orange Spain is set to raise its subscription prices by up to €3 a month this April. The company says the price hike are a necessity as a result of huge investments in high capacity networks and its mass deployment that requires significant financial resources. […]

February 12, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Extreme E extends RTVE deal

Off-road electric race series, Extreme E, has announced that Spanish broadcaster RTVE (Radiotelevisión Española) has renewed its agreement with the championship and will televise all ten of the upoming season’s races on its free-to-air linear channel.Race highlights, review and magazine shows – which will all be broadcast in Spanish – will join the line-up of […]

February 9, 2024

Spain: RTVE switches off SD signals

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has switched off the SD transmission of its six channels (La 1, La 2, Canal 24 horas, Clan, Teledeporte and TVE Internacional), migrating them to HD, a week before the February 14th deadline. Meanwhile, it is launching the first UHD channel in Spain with regular transmissions, La 1 UHD, which will […]

February 6, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: RTVE signs Movistar distribution deal

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and Telefónica Audiovisual Digital have signed a three year agreement to distribute all RTVE channels (La 1, La 2, Canal 24 Horas, Clan and Teledeporte) on Movistar Plus for the next three years. The deal also brings regional news programmes from all around Spain to the platform. The deal includes all […]

February 5, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

CNMC OKs Zegona’s Vodafone acquisition

The Spanish regulatory body CNMC has given its go-ahead to the acquisition of Vodafone Spain by the UK’s Zegona, a deal valued at €5 billion, ruling that the consolidation “does not significantly modify the structure of the affected markets”. With ithe green light, along with the EU’s blessing, Zegona now faces the government’s approval, to […]

February 2, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Vila joins ITV Studios Iberia as Creative Director

Nathalie Garcia, Managing Director of the recently formed/launched ITV Studios Iberia, has announced that Miguel Vila has been appointed as the company’s Creative Director, Non-Scripted. As the exclusive home of ITV Studios’ formats in Spain, Miguel will creatively oversee the production of The Voice (La Voz), The Voice Kids (La Voz Kids) and The Chase […]

February 1, 2024

Mediapro reorganises structure

Following the exit of Mediapro president Jaume Roures, the Spanish TV group has changed the structure of the company with the creation of two divisions and the appointment of new top executives. The company has set up the Channels and Platforms unit led by Daniel Margalef, responsible for all actions related to production and distribution […]

January 30, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain’s UHD future “already proved”

Spain’s UHD Association held a briefing at the headquarters of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations (CEOE) in Madrid, on the pioneering test of UHD-HDR broadcasting and next-generation audio (NGA), using 5G technology at different points of the chain, carried out in October 2023. The Association says that the event was “a milestone that opens […]

January 25, 2024By Chris Forrester

Spain finalises HD DTT migration

Spain is readying for the migration to HD for all its DTT TV channels on February 14th. From that date onwards, all DTT transmissions will have to be HD as SD will be switched off. The country is now under an intense media campaign to prepare for the switchover with the Administration launching an  online […]

January 23, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid