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.
Digital+ has highlighted the success of its personal video recorder and multiroom products that have increased ARPU at the Spanish satcaster as overall subscriber numbers continue to fall. As of September 30, 2010 there were 1,772,677, a further decline from the 1,899,216, and the 11th quarter of negative growth. However, this fails to tell the […]
Troubled Spanish DTH platform Digital+ continues to haemorrhage subscribers. In an eight-month financial report by majority owners Prisa, the company said its subscriber base as of August 31, 2010 was 1,760,320, some 24,523 short of the June 2010 figure, and a loss of 85,485 so far this year.
Troubled Spanish DTH platform Digital+ continued to haemorrhage subscribers in the first quarter.
Prisa has signed an agreement that sets out the terms for the sale of a 22% stake in DTH platform Digital+ to Telecinco. The Spanish arm of Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset group will also merge its national TV network with the relative newcomer Cuatro.
England will not be a part of Sony’s 3D coverage of the World Cup unless the team progresses to the quarter-final stage – and even then seems unlikely to have a broadcaster to screen it.
A realignment of Spanish media interests is expected to complete in the next few days with a merger between Mediaset’s Telecinco and Prisa’s Cuatro channel.
The Spanish DTH platform Digital+ is launching a big marketing offensive to promote the 10 HD channels that are available from December 1st. New customers can buy an HD receiver for the discounted price of €149 and upwards, depending on the package they buy.
Amid intense speculation, Telefónica has purchased a 21% stake in Sogecable, operator of Digital+ from Prisa for €470 million. It places a value of over €2,350 million on the direct-to-home satellite platform.
The Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica is set to take a 20% stake in the DTH platform Digital+. According to reports in the Spanish press, the deal will be worth between €400-450 million.