Spain’s competition commission has approved plans to move TV channels from the 700MHz frequency band, in favour of mobile telecommunications.
The Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC) has initiated disciplinary proceedings against Atresmedia and Mediaset, the country’s two leading broadcasters.
FTTH is already the main mode of access to fixed broadband in Spanish municipalities with over 50,000 inhabitants.
IPTV revenues in Spain amounted to €340.9 million in Q3 2018, or 5% more than in the same period the previous year.
Spain ended the third quarter of 2018 with 6.9 million subscribers to pay-TV services, according to the latest data published by the regulator CNMC.
The Spanish regulator CNMC will shortly directly address the market dominance enjoyed by Atresmedia and Mediaset, the country’s two leading commercial broadcasters.
DTT viewing in Spain has slumped to its lowest-ever level due to the popularity of subscription pay-TV services.
Spain’s two leading broadcasters Atresmedia and Mediaset could each be fined up to €100 million for abusing their dominant market positions to the detriment of third parties.
One in three households connected to the internet in Spain pay to watch audiovisual content online.
The Spanish regulator CNMC has launched a sanction procedure against Telefónica for allegedly discriminating against its competitors in the provision of wholesale copper and fibre services.