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Spain: 5G tests to prove no DTT interference

The Spanish government and telco operators are carrying out tests on the 700MHz frequency band to check that 5G services do not have any interference on DTT transmissions. The tests are taking place in the Spanish city of Ciudad Real with Movistar, Vodafone and Orange using their own infrastructure specifically created for this purpose. Tech […]

April 1, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

RTVE hit with record fine for covert advertising

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE will have to pay a €730,000 fine for covert advertising following the Supreme Court rejecting its appeal. The regulatory body CNMC imposed the record fine two years ago on the grounds that RTVE had carried out campaigns breaking the legislation that bans the public broadcaster from advertising, except for cultural sponsorships. […]

March 26, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Vodafone TV consumption up 34%

The pandemic has given a boost to consumption of pay-TV in Spain. Viewing time of Vodafone TV has increased by 34 per cent in one year, with customers being in front of their TV set for an average of 74 minutes more than pre-pandemic every day. The usage of OTT platforms integrated into Vodafone – […]

March 24, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Orange launches House Premiere

Subscribers to Orange TV in Spain are now able to watch newly released movies titles through House Premiere. The service will offer titles in advance of, or simultaneously with, the cinema release. Through the Orange video store, subscribers can this week watch titles including Wonder Woman 1984, Rifkin’s Festival, The Mauritain, Paydirt and The Little […]

March 23, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar adds Atresplayer and Mitele Plus

Spanish pay-TV platform Movistar has added Atresmedia’s Atresplayer and Mediaset’s Mitele Plus to its line-up. Movistar’s four million subscribers will be able to have access to the premium OTT services via their respective apps in the platform and also through the STB search function. The integration agreement is a timely boost to the platforms in […]

March 18, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Record fine for Vodafone Spain data breaches

Vodafone Spain has been fined €8.1 million for breaking data protection legislation, the highest ever fine in Spain for such as offence. The Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has imposed the fine on the grounds that Vodafone Spain persisted with commercial actions despite refusals from individual users to not receive commercial messages over the phone. Vodafone […]

March 15, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Movistar, Vodafone, Orange ally for 5G funds

Spain’s three largest telco operators -Movistar, Vodafone and Orange- have entered into an alliance to bid for the European financial aids to extend 4G and 5G to rural areas in the country. The operators will submit a joint proposal to get the estimated €4.3 billion in public aids between 2021 and 2025 to deploy the […]

March 12, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Virgin 50% off and Amazon free

Euskaltel-owned Virgin Telco has cut its subscription fee by 50 per cent, and is also offering Amazon Prime Video for free to boost subscriptions. The promotion launches just two months before its first anniversary. The platform’s 50 per cent discount will last for 6 months, whilst Prime Video will be free for a year. Virgin […]

March 8, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Orange partners Ezentis for FTTH

Orange Spain has agreed a partnership with Group Ezentis to undertake the installation and deployment of optic fibre and its maintenance for a two year period for a total of €14 million. Following the agreement, Ezentis will be responsible for the installation of FTTH network and the breakdown service. The deal has come two days […]

March 5, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica creates FTTH giant in Brazil

Spain’s Telefonica has allied with the Canadian Fund Caisse de Depot et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to set up FiBrasil, an optic fibre giant that wull deploy and operate a FTTH network in Brazil, with access to all telco operators in the country. Both partners will hold a 50 per cent stake in the new […]

March 3, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid