Canal+ is to be added to the offer of Ono, just months after a Spanish court ordered the premium channel to pay the cableco €44 million for an earlier refusal to sell movie channel Gran Vía and Cable Sport to the cablenet in contravention of an arbitration by the regulator Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones (CMT).
The Spanish version of Canal+, operated by media giant Prisa, will be added in December. In addition to the linear channels, content will also be available on demand. Subscribers will be able to enjoy movie premieres that include Avatar, Planet 51 and Shutter Island; series Boardwalk Empire. Mad Men and Rubicon, and local productions including ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz? Sport comes from the Premier League, Europa League and a weekly match from the la Copa del Rey (King’s Cup).
Under the control of Prisa, Canal+ has become more widely available, having previously been exclusive to the satellite platform Digital+. In recent months distribution has been extended to IPTV platforms Orange and Jazztel.