Advanced Television


Spain: Vodafone adds AMC+; Movistar drops channels

Vodafone Spain, following Orange’s lead, has reached an agreement with AMC Networks International Southern Europe to integrate the AMC+ VoD service with a wide catalogue of popular TV series and movies. Meanwhile, Movistar is reorganising its football offer and has dropped some 16 sports channels from its line-up – the entire block from Movistar+ La […]

June 15, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

BlueWalker 3 readies for launch

AST SpaceMobile, backed by Vodafone and other cellular operators, says its BlueWalker 3 satellite, designed to create a space-based cellular network directly accessible from standard mobile phones, will launch around August 15th. The test satellite’s launch date is subject to the usual constraints of weather and last-minute technical factors. BlueWalker 3 will launch from Florida […]

June 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Portugal reaches 4.4m pay-TV subs

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Portugal reached 4.4 million in Q1 2022, a three per cent growth on the same period last year. According to the National Communications Authority (Anacom), this was the lowest growth rate since the end of 2014 or when data started being collected. The pay-TV penetration rate grew by 0.4 […]

June 9, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Suceveanu joins Liberty Global’s tech team

Liberty Global has appointed senior technology executive Madalina Suceveanu to the newly-established role of Managing Director, Mobile & Cloud Technology, reporting into Liberty Global Chief Technology Officer Enrique Rodriguez. In addition, she has also been appointed to Telenet’s Board of Directors. In the new role, Suceveanu will be responsible for developing Liberty Global’s technology strategy […]

June 9, 2022

Vodafone tech partner for Rugby League World Cup

Vodafone will be the official Technology Partner for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021). The tournament, which was postponed due to the pandemic, is set to take place in England later this year and will be the first time the RLWC encompasses the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions, within a singular event, across 61 […]

June 9, 2022

SES, Vodafone Papua New Guinea partnership

Papua New Guinea (PNG) now has a new mobile service provider to choose from as Digitec Communications Limited (Vodafone PNG) and SES have partnered up to provide 4G and 5G high-speed mobile broadband services. The high-speed data service will be delivered via SES’s O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellation, which will further enable economic […]

June 1, 2022

Spain’s biggest telcos lose 340k pay-TV subs

Spain’s largest telcos, Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange, have lost 341,000 pay TV customers in a year, according to Q4 2021 data. Telefónica saw the biggest losses, shedding 218,000 pay-TV customers. In the first quarter of 2022, it has deepened its losses losing another 70,000 customers to stand at 3.64 million subscribers. Its pay-TV platform Movistar […]

May 23, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Vodafone Spain: Flat revenues, subs down

Vodafone Spain reported a 0.3 per cent rise in revenues to €4.18 million in its last fiscal year (to March 31st), with an EBITDA of €957 million, down 1.1 per cent. Tough competition in the market drove its revenues per service to fall by 2 per cent to €3.714 million with the company losing customers; […]

May 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

e& takes Vodafone stake

Emirates Telecommunications Group company e&, formerly known as Etisalat, has acquired approximately 2,766 million shares in Vodafone Group Plc, representing 9.8 per cent of Vodafone’s issued share capital (excluding treasury shares) for purchase cost of circa $4.4 billion (€4.23bn). e& has made the investment in Vodafone to gain significant exposure to a world leader in […]

May 16, 2022

Ofcom’s Carter to join Vodafone Board

Former Ofcom CEO Stephen Carter will be appointed as a non-executive director of Vodafone Group following the Company’s Annual General Meeting on July 26th, subject to shareholder approval. “I am delighted to welcome Stephen to Vodafone’s Board,” declared Vodafone’s Chairman, Jean-Francois van Boxmeer. “He brings a track record of value creation and he has extensive […]

May 12, 2022By Colin Mann