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MásMóvil surpasses 2m broadband subs

MásMóvil, the #4 telco in Spain, has reached over 2 million fixed broadband subscribers in just over four years, a record time to achieve that goal in the country. More than 90 per cent of the total, some 1.8 million, are FTTH customers with the company significantly capturing a lot of FTTH subscribers in the […]

January 25, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain readies for 5G licence bids

Spain is preparing for the awarding of 5G licences in the first quarter of the year through a public tender, yet to be set, of all 700 MHz frequencies recently released by DTT operators. The Administration has recently opened a public consultation to implement the whole process. In the tender, eight blocks of frequencies will […]

January 8, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Euskaltel seeks fibre optic partner

Euskaltel is speeding up its plans to become the fifth largest telco operator in Spain and is consequently seeking financial partners to invest in its fibre optic network throughout the country. Euskaltel is set to create a subsidiary company responsible for the deployment of its network and French Infravia and Australian First State are reportedly […]

December 17, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Netflix on way to local billing?

Netflix will start invoicing its Spanish subscribers from Spain from January in a move that will oblige the company to pay ‘real’ taxes for its ‘real’ revenues in the country, according to the Cinco Días newspaper. Netflix has previously been billing via Netflix International BV, headquartered in Holland. From January 2021, the company will report […]

November 24, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Orange, DAZN air Premier League in bars & cafes

Orange has signed an agreement with DAZN to make the new linear channel DAZN fútbol available in its television offer for venues, such as bars, cafes and restaurants. DAZN fútbol will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the Premier League in Spain. This is the first commercial premises deal closed by DAZN in Spain, which […]

November 24, 2020

Survey: Amazon & HBO lead SVoD growth in Spain

Amazon Prime Video and HBO experienced the largest growth in the Spanish SVoD market, according to a 1,000-sample survey by consultancy firm GECA. Some 62.1 per cent of all

November 3, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Orange and Telefónica fall

In the first nine months of the year, Orange Spain saw its revenues fall by 5 per cent to €3.7 billion with residential revenues even declining more with a cut of 6.5 per cent. The ongoing pandemic, along with the tough commercial battle in the market and the entry of new low-cost companies, has brought […]

October 29, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Forecast: Spain’s video sector at €4.5bn by 2024

The Spanish video market has witnessed a polarisation of fortunes in 2020. While many segments have been heavily impacted, others have seen their audiences expand due to stay-at-home measures and changing consumer attitudes towards entertainment. This is according to a Video Insights report from Futuresource Consulting, which shows consumer spend will grow by 11 per […]

October 27, 2020

Spain: TV ad revenues down 9.5%

Spanish TV broadcasters saw their ad revenues fall by 9.5 per cent in the first quarter of the year to €392.4 million, according to the latest data from CNMC. The pandemic and subsequent lockdown drove FTA private TV broadcasters to lose €40 million in ad revenues, €348.7 million versus €388.4 million in the same period […]

October 23, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: DTT stage 3 leaves 500,000 homes in dark

The third phase of DTT simulcasting swich-off in Spain comes to an end today (October 13th) with 500,000 households still needing to refit their antennas. Only 350,000 out of the 850,000 SMATV affected installations (due to the DTT migration) have made the necessary adjustments to continue watching DTT in the country. Therefore, the rest of […]

October 13, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid