Advanced Television


Barça TV closing down

Barça TV, the official channel of the Barcelona football team, will cease its transmissions on June 30th following its contract with Telefónica not being renewed. The channel is said to be hitting losses of €14 million every year, and will thus close down dismissing all of its 150 workers. The channel has been operating since […]

June 9, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

New executive appointments at Movistar Plus

Telefónica has appointed Rosauro Varo, current vice president of media group Prisa, as vice president of Movistar Plus. Additionally, the company has added two new members to the Movistar Plus board in Verónica Pascual, current member of Telefónica board, and Iván Bohórquez, founder of Smartener. Sergio Oslé will continue his role as president of Movistar […]

May 31, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Self-produced football TV pilot

Spanish telco Telefónica and football club Atlético de Madrid have teamed up to launch a TV pilot that enables viewers themselves to produce a football match. Combining 5G technology and Virtual Reality, the pilot will allow viewers to watch the match from different angles via four 360º TV cameras situated in four locations. The system […]

May 26, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica: Revenues and subs up, profit down

Spanish telco Telefónica saw its profit fall by 57 per cent to €298 million even though revenues grew by 6.7 per cent to €10.04 billion in the first quarter of the year – with Brazil, Germany and UK being the best performing markets in terms of revenues with a growth of 17.5 per cent, 8 […]

May 11, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica: ‘Piracy impacts creativity’

While the appropriation of products or services offered by third parties online seems to be socially accepted, the same principles should apply to both the physical and digital worlds, writes Andrea Fabra Fernández, Public Policy Manager, Telefónica in a Blog Post. “Piracy has a significant detrimental impact on the creative industry, leading to reduced income […]

May 10, 2023By Colin Mann

Enable-6G project launched

The IMDEA Networks Institute, in collaboration with Telefónica, NEC Corporation and BluSpecs, has launched the ENABLE-6G project, which aims to address the challenges that will be faced by future 6G networks, such as increased connectivity, higher performance demands, and advanced object and environment detection and communication. This project is funded by the European Union-NextGenerationEU and […]

April 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Telefónica, Siminn television roaming trial

Spanish telco Telefónica and Siminn, Iceland’s largest telecommunications operator, have successfully carried out what they say is the first proof of concept for TV roaming. Both companies have been able to demonstrate the feasibility of distributing video services with local delivery when the user is on a visited network by interconnecting their Content Delivery Networks […]

April 18, 2023By Colin Mann

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

Qwilt, Telefónica team for Spain content delivery

Spanish multiplay telco Telefónica, through its Telefónica Soluciones area, and connected experience  delivery specialist Qwilt have reached an agreement to implement a content distribution system based on the union of both companies’ technologies. Through this alliance, Qwilt expands its coverage and delivery capacity in Spain by relying on Telefónica’s Content Distribution Network (TCDN) deployed in […]

March 22, 2023

Telefónica hit with €6 million fine

Spanish telco Telefónica is facing a €6 million fine for breaking legal conditions imposed by competition and markets regulator CNMC in respect of its Movistar Fusión convergent offer. The regulator has imposed that fine on the grounds that Telefónica was obliging subscribers to sign permanent clauses and for charging them by cancelling the subscriptions before […]

March 10, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid