The Spanish communications regulator and the competition authority have confirmed they are to investigate last month’s agreement between the pay-TV operator Sogecable and the telecoms company Telefonica. The two agreed to split the Spanish pay-TV and broadband markets.
The agreement allows Telefonica to offer Sogecable’s Digital+ DTH satellite service in areas that its broadband signal fails to reach. For its part Sogecable is planning a new triple play package that includes digital TV, telephony and internet.
The regulators are concerned that the agreement might have a negative effect on competition.