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SkyShowtime readies Spain, Andorra launches

SkyShowtime will launch in its final markets of Spain and Andorra on February 28th. The streaming service, which received full regulatory approval in February of 2022, will then have launched across more than 20 markets inside just five months.  SkyShowtime’s roll-out began in September 2022 when the service debuted in the Nordics, launching across Denmark, […]

February 14, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Movistar drops Canal Toro

Canal Toro, a TV channel in Spain dedicated to bullfighting, will cease its transmissions following Movistar Plus failing to keep the TV rights to the main bullfighting festivals in Madrid and Seville. The announced launch of a dedicated bullfighting streaming platform, branded OneToro, has contributed to the closure of Canal Toro, which has been in […]

February 14, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Macquarie, Ardian eye Vodafone Spain

Australian Fund Macquarie Capital, the main shareholder in telco Onivia, and French company Ardian, owner of regional telco Adamo Telecom, are both seeking to buy Vodafone Spain’s network that covers 10.5 million households (out of which 7 million are cable deployments and 3.5 million FTTH lines), and is currently valued at €4 billion, according to […]

February 9, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: WBD scores Ligue 1 rights

Warner Bros Discovery has acquired the Spanish broadcasting rights to Ligue 1 Uber Eats for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season, as well as the entire 2023-2024 campaign. Per the new agreement, Eurosport Spain will offer full and exclusive coverage of the French football league across its television channels and digital platforms in the country. […]

February 9, 2023

Spain: Third-party content dominates telco OTTs

SVOD Tracker, a measurement tool in Spain developed by AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) that analyses content positioning on on-demand services from streaming platforms and operators, has unveiled its results for 2022, covering more than 12 million content positions and almost 25,000 titles. Launched in 2017, the tool has already gathered more than 40 […]

February 7, 2023

THEMA announce new launches in Spain

THEMA, a Canal+ Group company, has announced multiple launches of its FAST TV-channel – Vive Kanal D Drama – in Spain. In January the channel became available on 2 platforms – Rakuten TV and Orange TV – and more deals are coming soon. At the same time with the Orange TV launch, the channel has […]

February 7, 2023

New CEOs at Orange Spain, France

The Orange group has announcesd the appointment of Jean-François Fallacher as CEO of Orange France from April 3rd. He will replace Fabienne Dulac, who after eight years at the helm, has chosen to take on new challenges within the Group. Dulac will remain on the Executive Committee and will contribute to the deployment of the […]

January 31, 2023

Spain: FTTH nears 14m lines

The latest CNMC report reveals that 82.1 per cent of all broadband active lines in Spain were FTTH at the end of September, with almost 14 million lines. The country has 16.8 million fixed broadband connections, out of which 15 million have a speed of 100 Mbps o higher. Movistar, Vodafone and Orange control the […]

January 27, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Majority would cancel SVoD if no shared accounts

Netflix’s plan to limit or end password sharing could backfire in Spain, as 58.7 per cent of customers says they would be willing to cancel their subscription, according to a report from the consultancy firm Barlovento Comunicacion. In Spain, the use of shared accounts is very popular – above all for Netflix, the streaming platform […]

January 19, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain postpones HD DTT migration to 2024

The Spanish government has postponed the migration of all standard definition (SD) DTT channels to HD until February 14th 2024. The Economy Vice president, Nadia Calviño, says that the delay is due to the lack of HD-equipped TV sets in the market as a result of the pandemic. She adds that delaying the migration will […]

January 18, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid