Aug 152015

Spanish telco Telefónica has unveiled its Spanish football programming line-up but has yet to strike a deal with Catalan broadcaster Mediapro to carry its BeIN Sports channel, giving it access to European Champions League and Europa League matches as well as coverage of European and international leagues.

The Liga Adelante offering on Telefónica’s Movistar+ service will include coverage of La Liga matches in HD, with 11 fixtures daily to be aired on the Canal+ Liga.
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May 082014

Telefónica / Movistar has made a €725 million bid for 56% of the Spanish pay-TV operation Digital Plus.

Digital+ is the satellite TV service for Spain.

The Telefónica / Movistar bid is somewhat less than the €1,000 million sought by the cash-strapped media concern Prisa that is effectively being forced to sell its TV operations.

Telefónica already holds 22% of Digital+ and with 78% of the company would be in effective control.

Telefónica / Movistar has been looking to relaunch its existing IPTV offer Movistar TV.

In the past Telefónica was a pay-TV operator in its own right through the Via Digital satellite platform, until its merger into what is now Digital+/Canal+ in 2002.

BSkyB, Al Jazeera and Liberty Global have previously been linked with a bid.