The intervention of the Spanish secretary for sport Miguel Cardenal has resulted in a three-year share of the country’s pay-TV football rights.
The crisis gripping the Spanish economy could shortly start to impact on the activities of Telefónica.
Spain’s leading cable operator Ono already had over 34,000 subscribers to its TiVo product at the end of June.
Telefónica’s European operation saw modest growth in its pay-TV take-up business in the first half of the year.
Spain’s Prisa ended the second quarter with 1.831million pay-TV subscribers on its Canal+ business, along with 100,209 from other operators and OTT.
Audiovisual services within Spain saw their revenues decrease by 8.1% over the last year as the Euro crisis continues to bite.
Sundance Channel is now available to watch on iPhone and iPad with Movistar Imagenio in Spain.
Spain’s leading cable operator ONO has selected Nagravision to secure its next generation hybrid TV platform. The platform will be the first broadband/broadcast content delivery network in Spain, combining traditional pay-TV with the internet and delivered over ONO’s exclusive fibre-optic network.