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OneWeb, Telefónica collaborate

OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company, and Telefónica Global Solutions (TGS), a subsidiary of global telecommunications company Telefónica, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve connectivity services across Europe and Latin America. OneWeb’s LEO satellite service will complement Telefónica’s existing offering in Europe and Latin America, enabling Telefónica to reach remote […]

May 13, 2022

Movistar Q1: Pay-TV subs decline continues

Spain’s largest pay-TV platform Movistar lost 69,200 TV customers in the first quarter of the year, down to 3,647,200 subscribers. In a year, the company has lost 248,100 pay-TV customers, from 3,895,300 as of March 2021 to 3,647,200 in March 2022, substantially below its peak of 4,054,300 subscribers in March 2020. Convergent customers also decreased […]

May 12, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales selects Agama solution

Agama Technologies, a provider of real-time observability and analytics solutions for video service quality and customer experience, has announced that Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA), based in Spain and part of Telefónica group, is using Agama’s head-end assurance and analytics solution to ensure the delivery of a first-class viewing experience to its customers. With the Agama […]

May 9, 2022

Movistar launches miMovistar

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform, Movistar, has revamped its offer and launched miMovistar, a new brand name that has replaced Movistar Fusión, offering more personalised options, TV channels and services. Subscribers will be able to personalise their offer. Initially, they can subscribe to a basic package consisting of fibre and mobile telephony. Other services can be added […]

May 4, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Hispasat revenues up 15%

Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat, now 89 per cent owned by Red Eléctrica Group, has unveiled an impressive set of results. Its full year revenues grew 14.9 per cent and its EBITDA margin was an industry leading 75.2 percent (from 74.3 per cent). This past year has seen Hispasat, almost free from its former state control […]

April 29, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spain: Orange Q1 revenue down

Orange Spain saw a 4.6 per cent fall in revenues in the first quarter of the year to €1.13 billion, complicating its merger with MásMóvil in terms of balance of powers between the parties and the final financial value of the operation due to be completed by June. Tough competition and low cost offers in […]

April 26, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

DAZN, Movistar Plus+ score La Liga deal

DAZN, the sports streaming platform, has closed a non-exclusive distribution deal with Movistar Plus+, the entertainment platform in Spain, for La Liga football starting next season. DAZN, which was awarded exclusive broadcasting rights for 175 La Liga matches for seasons 2022/23 through 2026/27, will make this exclusive package available to Movistar Plus+ customers, as part […]

March 29, 2022

DAZN Spain hikes prices; appoints CEO

Sports streaming platform DAZN is already preparing for the next football season following the acquisition of La Liga rights and a potential shared content deal with Telefónica giving access to all matches. The company has appointed former Vodafone executive, Bosco Aranguren, as CEO in Spain (effective April 18th) as it hedges its bets on the […]

March 1, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar launches Living App with Amazon

Movistar Plus has added a new Living App that allows subscribers to purchase products through Amazon, claiming it as a “pioneering service” in the country. Movistar subscribers, via their UHD STB, can gain access to over 20,000 products with immediate delivery. Once a product is selected, the purchase is completed through the mobile app or […]

February 25, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica calls for competition rules change

Telefónica has urged Spain’s competition regulator Comisión Nacional de Los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) to change competition rules concerning Movistar Plus as, with the boom of streaming services, the platform has not a “dominant position” in the market anymore and therefore legal obligations on it to share premium content with others should be lifted. […]

February 24, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid