Pay TV grows in Spain

Pay TV penetration in Spain has grown by 10% over the last year, while 28% of the country’s installed base of TVs are now connected to the internet, up 17.3%, according to figures released by the country’s competition regulator, the CNMC. According to the CNMC, 26.7% of Spaniards said they took pay TV at the […]

Telefónica scores €600m La Liga deal

Telefónica has struck a €600 million (US$664.8 million) deal with Spain’s La Liga to secure pay TV rights to top-flight Spanish football for the 2015-16 season. The deal gives Telefónica exclusive rights to the Liga BBVA, Liga Adelante and Copa del Rey matches, except the final. In selling the rights for the next season only, […]

Mediaset struggles in Italy, Spain picks up

Mediaset’s Spanish unit lifted the media giant’s financials for 2014 against the background of continued challenges in the Italian market, according to Mediaset’s preliminary results. Mediaset posted net revenues of €3.41 billion (US$3.45 billion) for the full year, marginally down on the 2013 figure. Revenues in Italy fell from €2.59 billion to €2.48 billion, while […]