More than one third (37%) of cable customers in Germany still solely watch analogue television, resembling 6.2 million households, according to the digitalisation report 2014 released by the German media authorities.
The newly rebranded Spanish pay-TV platform Canal+ enjoyed a welcome increase in subscriber numbers in the third quarter.
The Spanish pay-TV platform Digital+ is to be rebranded as Canal+ from October 17. It’s part of a company wide process conducted by parent Prisa, which is seeking to carry brands that have the widest recognition possible.
Canal+ Spain is to increase the number of football matches screened each season in a move that spells an end to football pay-per-view on the Digital+ DTH satellite service.
Spanish pay-TV platform Digital+ witnessed a subscriber increase in the first quarter, driven by the success of its hybrid iPlus PVR.
The launch of the new Digital+ on demand service has given a new year boost.
Digital+ has launched a new hybrid TV service, bringing over-the-top content to its iPlus set-top box. The combined linear and over-the-top service has been developed in part and secured by Nagra.
Spanish news channel CNN+ is to close after Turner’s local partner Prisa pulled out of the venture. It is the first move after the entrance of hedge fund Liberty Acquisition Holdings into the Spanish media conglomerate.
Spanish broadcaster Telecinco has launched a €499 million rights issue to fund its purchase of a 22% stake in Prisa’s Digital+ satellite pay-TV platform.
Spain’s competition authority, the Comisión Nacional de la Competencia (CNC), has given Prisa permission to press ahead with the sale of 44% in DTH platform Digital+ to Telecinco and to Telefónica.