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Spain’s Sateliot wants 64 new satellites

Spain’s Sateliot already has a pair of demonstration satellites in orbit and designed to test space-based connectivity for specialist communications, monitoring, tracking and Internet of Things devices. It is looking to raise €30 million in a Series B round in order to add 64 satellites. On January 10th Sateliot said it holds firm orders worth […]

January 16, 2024By Chris Forrester

WBD announces first Max Originals in Spain

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has announced today the first entertainment formats that will be part of the local content offering that will land on Max in Spain. WBD’s enhanced streaming platform will be available in Spain from spring 2024, and will include a variety of local content including global entertainment hits such as the long-running […]

January 11, 2024

Spain: Movistar, Vodafone raise sub fees

Movistar and Vodafone are raising their subscription fees in Spain to mitigate declining revenues. On average, the pair are increasing their fees by 3.1 per cent and 4.38 per cent, respectively. Movistar will apply the price hike from mid-January with subscribers to Fusión paying up to €4 more a month – €3 more a month […]

January 9, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain top Netflix Speed Index again

Sixteen per cent of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) increased 0.2 Mbps and 83 per cent stayed the same during December 2023 on the Netflix ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. Three countries and regions were in the top performance tier for December: Hong Kong, […]

January 9, 2024

Teléfonica agrees trade unions deal to cut fewer jobs

Spanish telco Telefónica has reached an agreement with trade unions over a redundancy plan that will affect 3,411 workers. This is a 33 per cent lower than the initial plan of 5,124 dismissals from its total workforce of 16,000. The redundancy plan will commence on January 9th with most of the exits taking place on […]

January 3, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Movistar, DAZN renew deal

Movistar and DAZN have renewed their partnership for another three years with the sports streaming service offering all its content on Telefónica’s platform in SpainMovistar’s subscribers will be able to watch content including Formula 1, Moto GP, WTA circuit, Premier League football, Coppa Italia football, Liga F football and UEFA Women’s Champions League through MiMovistar.La […]

January 2, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Zegona wants a piece of Orange-MásMóvil

UK’s Zegona, owner of Vodafone Spain, has asked Brussels for access to surplus assets from Orange-MásMóvil under the same conditions as the Romanian operator Digi. According to Expansión, Zegona has requested that European authorities grant a similar deal to Digi’s with both merging companies so that Vodafone can gain broadband and mobile customers from Orange […]

December 22, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Atresplayer surpasses 600,000 subs

Atresmedia-owned streaming service Atresplayer has increased its subscriber numbers by 30 per cent in the last 12 months, rising from 421,000 in November 2022 to 600,000. The platform claims to be the leading local OTT service in Spain, with an offer based on a premium service including TV series, documentaries, news and entertainment programmes. Atresplayer […]

December 21, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Torrisi heads WB production in Spain, Portugal

Warner Bros International Television Production (WBITVP) has announced that Stefano Torrisi has been appointed as the new MD of their production operations in Spain and Portugal, which produces such hits as the First Dates daily show for Mediaset. Torrisi will assume the role in January, taking over from Sebastian Moguilevsky who steps down at the […]

December 21, 2023

Spain: State takes 10% Telefónica stake

The Spanish state has become a shareholder in Telefónica with the acquisition of a 10 per cent stake in the company with an estimated value of €2 billion via state-owned holding company Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI). The move comes three months after the Saudi STC paid €2.1 billion for its stake, 4.9 per […]

December 20, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid