Advanced Television


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

Spain: TV ad revenues fall by 3.3%

Television advertising revenues in Spain fell by 3.3 per cent to €1.73 billion in 2022 – far off the pre-pandemic €2 billion – according to a report from Infoadex. Mediaset took the worst hit with a 7.4 per cent drop to €710 million, whereas Atresmedia – owner of Antena 3 and La Sexta among others […]

February 23, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica: 2022 revenues up, subs down

Spanish telco Telefónica increased its revenues by 1.8 per cent in 2022 to €39.9 billion, with a net profit of €2 billion with healthy revenues in key markets and cost control. The company is a global force in FTTH with 168 million lines, up 5 per cent, out of which 28 million correspond to Spain, […]

February 23, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Netflix teams with La Liga for docuseries

La Liga, Spain’s top flight football league, will be the centre of the first sports docuseries that Netflix will produce in the country. The series, currently in pre-production, will focus on the 2023-2024 La Liga Competition, and will be launched globally on Netflix in 2024. Similar to Netflix’s growing slate of sports programming such as […]

February 17, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Orange Spain FY revenues down

Orange Spain has reported its total revenues fell by 1.5 per cent in 2022 to €4.47 billion with its retail revenues falling 1.9 per cent to €3.13 billion. EBITDA fell by 4 per cent to €1.11 billion with CAPEX experiencing a 9.15 per cent drop to €863 million. In the fourth quarter, however, total revenues […]

February 16, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

La Xarxa+ streamer for Catalonian content

A new, free OTT service has launched in Spain, Branded La Xarxa+, the platform is dedicated to local TV content in Catalonian. The platform distributes 30 local TV channels and radio stations as well as VoD content with around 2,000 titles at launch. Tthe channels are dedicated to various genres including sports, culture, popular traditions […]

February 15, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid