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Telefonica’s Movistar+ unveils response to Netflix Spain expansion

Telefonica’s Spanish premium PayTV service Movistar+ has unveiled a strategic alliance at MIPTV with Germany-based studio Beta Film. Under the terms of the ambitious partnership, the companies will produce a substantial, annual number of productions across a variety of genres, budgets and settings. These will be aired on Movistar+ in Spain and distributed worldwide by Beta […]

Telefónica: Netflix integration, a new kids app and 4K box rollout

Telefónica is to integrate Netflix in its TV service by the end of the year as part of a series of measures to boost its TV offering. The telco has also committed to revamp its service with the rollout of new set-tops and its Aura voice assistant, as well as the deployment of a new […]

Telefonica and Netflix form global partnership

Telefonica and Netflix have announced a global partnership to integrate Netflix’s service into Telefonica’s TV and video platforms in Europe and Latin America. The deal was announced via a video posted to Twitter, which featured Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Telefonica executive chairman José María Álvarez-Pallete confirming rumours of the deal and signing the contract. “This […]

Viacom plans direct-to-consumer streaming service

Viacom has revealed plans to launch a direct-to-consumer streaming service later this year. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in San Francisco, Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish said that the new service would draw from more than 10,000 hours of library content. “We’re going to implement [the service] on a […]

Telefónica takes originals strategy to Latin America

Telefónica is to take its slate of Spanish originals to the Latin American market with the launch of the Movistar Series channel in twelve Latin American countries. Movistar Series will offer Telefónica’s twelve original series and a selection of Latin American productions through the group’s Movistar TV and Movistar Play platforms. The new channel will […]

Viacom strikes Movistar Play mobile streaming deal

Viacom will launch a range of TV channels and content in Latin America through a deal with mobile streaming provider Movistar Play. The deal marks the first time Movistar owner Telefónica has secured such an agreement for its mobile and broadband customers. It is also a milestone for Viacom, marking the first time it has […]

Report: Telefonica close to agreeing Spanish Netflix deal

Telefonica is reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Netflix that will see it integrate the SVOD service into its Movistar+ platform in Spain. El Español and Reuters both reported that the deal is still to being finalised, while El Confidencial reported that the agreement is due to be announced in mid-February. The deal will […]

Telefónica looking to launch international OTT TV service

Telefónica is mulling the launch of a Netflix-like OTT TV service to target an international audience, according to a report in El País newspaper. According to El País, citing unnamed sources, Telefónica is looking at taking its content to subscribers in countries such as the UK and Germany where its Movistar+ pay TV service is […]

Netflix orders second Spanish original

Netflix has commissioned its second Spanish original series, Elite, which is currently in development. The Spanish language drama title will be released globally in 2019. The first season will consist of 8 episodes and will be entirely shot in 4K. Elite is created by Carlos Montero (El comisario, The Time in Between, Physical or Chemical) […]

Mediapro hails ‘record year’

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has hailed 2016 as “its best year in history” after posting solid revenue and EBITDA numbers, and has forecast stronger growth this year. Mediapro also said it intends to invest further in the digital arena, particular eSports. It highlighted its significant investment in eSports league the Liga de Videojuegos Profesional […]

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