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Spain: Canal Red acquires DTT licence

Canal Red, a new TV channel promoted by the former vice president of Spanish Government, Pablo Iglesias, has acquired the DTT licence from the failed right-wing 7NN news channel, which closed down in March. The new channel will initially broadcast in Madrid but plans to eventually cover the whole country and also expand into Latin […]

April 26, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: MásMóvil broadband overtakes Vodafone

MásMóvil ended the year as the third largest broadband provider in Spain – ahead of Vodafone – according to the latest CNMC data. MásMóvil hit a penetration rate of 18.6 per cent, higher than Vodafone’s 17.5 per cent, which is now in fourth place. Telefónica is the market leader with a 34.1 per cent share […]

April 12, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Cellnex taps Synamedia for RTVE broadcasting

Video software provider Synamedia has announced that Cellnex group, the telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructure operator, will be deploying Synamedia virtual Digital Content Manager (vDCM)  to support the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE. Cellnex said it chose Synamedia because of vDCM’s ability to future-proof RTVE’s infrastructure. For the first time, Cellnex will move to a software-only environment […]

April 12, 2023

Drag Race España returns on April 16

The third season of Drag Race España returns with its werkroom re-opening from April 16th. New episodes will drop weekly at 7:00pm BST and are available in the UK exclusively on World of Wonder’s owned streaming platform, WOW Presents Plus. The sickening Spanish queens competing to be the next Drag superstar of Spain are Bestiah, […]

April 12, 2023

Spain: Over 4m without FTTH or 5G

The Informe de Conbertura Banda Ancha 2022 report, from the Ministry of Economy, reveals that over 4 million Spaniards currently don’t have access to FTTH or 5G. With regards to FTTH there are 2,136 municipalities with FTTH coverage below 10 per cent, representing some 487,000 inhabitants and 576,000 homes. As for 5G, 5,021 municipalities have […]

April 11, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

TelevisaUnivision partners with LTN

LTN, a player in transformative media technology and video transport solutions, has partnered with leading Spanish-language media and content company, TelevisaUnivision, bringing customised live sports streaming experiences to international viewers. TelevisaUnivision harnesses LTN Arc, LTN’s fully managed production service that simplifies live event versioning at scale for digital audiences to deliver live sports events for […]

April 11, 2023

Spain: Right-wing 7NN shuts

Spanish DTT channel 7NN will cease broadcasting this week following its owner Producciones Audiovisuales Hispania revealing the business is “financially unviable”. Two weeks ago, the channel had decided to pull out of the nationwide DTT market to focus solely on Madrid and made a 50 per cent cut in staff, in an attempt to “reverse […]

March 29, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Digi lands €300m FTTH investment

Romanian telco operator Digi is paving the way for becoming the fourth largest operator in Spain following its latest agreement with the global investment group Abrdn to invest €300 million in the FTTH deployment in Andalusia, south of Spain, covering up to 2.5 million homes.  The operator already reaches 1 million homes in Andalusia. Digi […]

March 23, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Vaz new CEO of Vodafone Spain

Portuguese Mário Vaz is to be the new CEO of Vodafone Spain replacing Colman Deegan who resigned last January three years after his appointment. This is the second time Vodafone has called upon a Portuguese executive to take the post after the 2012-2020 mandate of Antonio Coimbra. Vaz has a good knowledge of both the […]

March 22, 2023From David del Valle in Madrid

EC poised for major probe of Orange, MásMóvil merger

Brussels has postponed its decision over the €19 billion merger between Orange and MásMóvil until April 3rd to have more time to study the deal. The EC is likely to reject the Spanish CNMC’s bid to take control of the case and instead launch its own high-level probe. In February both companies notified the EC […]

March 8, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid