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Disney launches Disney+ with Telefonica

The Walt Disney Company Iberia and Telefonica announced that Movistar will be the strategic partner for the distribution of Disney + at its launch in Spain. While the OTT has not yet launched in Latin America, Telefónica integrated Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in countries in the region, and is expected to offer its customers [...]

Telefonica records 1.3 million active accesses to Movistar Play in Latin America at Q4 2019

On its results report for the period January-December 2019, Telefonica reported that its video revenues were valued at 769 million (USD 857.9 million), and experienced a growth of 6.8% year-on-year, with 9.7 million accesses. The OTT Movistar Play recorded an 86% year-on-year growth in Latin America, where it had 1.3 million active accesses at [...]

Telefonica strengthens its FTTH and IPTV networks and loses DTH in 2019

On its January-December 2019 period results report, Telefónica reported that Vivo, its subsidiary in Brazil, has 36% of the broadband accesses already connected to its FTTH network, which already reaches 11 million HPs. Likewise, the company reported that IPTV accesses grew 23% year-on-year and recorded 715 thousand, and also remarked that, in Q4 2019, Vivo’s [...]

Telefonica grows in IPTV and increases its FTTH network deployment in Brazil

Telefonica released today its Q4 2019 quarterly results report for Brazil, where it is known under the Vivo brand. During the period, the company recorded 715 million pay TV accesses via IPTV, 23% more than the 579 million accesses recorded at the end of 2018. Likewise, Vivo Pay-TV ARPU is valued at R$ 108.5 (USD [...]

Brazil loses almost 2 million pay TV subscribers at the end of 2019

According to official information reported by Anatel, Brazil’s pay-TV subscriber base recorded 15.78 customers in December 2019, the year in which it lost 1.78 million subscribers. With these results, Brazil ended the year with a number of subscribers similar to those in 2012. The most affected operator was Claro, with a drop of 834 thousand [...]

Telefonica renews RTVE distribution channels in Latin America with Hispasat

The Spanish satellite operator Hispasat ran a multi-year agreement with Telefonica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA) to renew the RTVE distribution channels in Latin America. The contents offer that RTVE broadcasts in America through Hispasat satellites includes a range of programs focused on information and entertainment that are broadcast through TVE America SD and HD, 24 Horas [...]

Novator Partners may buy Telefonica’s subsidiary in Colombia

As reported by the Spanish newspaper El Economista, private equity firm Novator Partners is evaluating the possibility of acquiring Telefónica’s subsidiary in Colombia. According to industry sources quoted by the newspaper, Novator Partners interest is in an initial phase, although other acquisitions in the country are also considered, such as that of mobile operator Avantel. [...]

AUF gets offers from Telefonica and Servisky for Uruguay’s National Team Qualifiers for the next World Cup

With two offers from Telefonica (Movistar) and Ecuadorian Servisky, who owns the Ecuadorian Football Channel, the deadline that the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) had set for the aspiring companies to bid for the broadcasting rights of the nine matches that the Uruguayan National Team will play as local during the Qualifiers for the next World [...]

Telefonica’s President arrives at Latin America to boost the company’s new plan in the region

Telefónica launched its plan to decouple its operations in Latin America ( not including Brazil) and focus its business in Brazil, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany. The company’s President, José María Álvarez-Pallete, visited Telefonica’s markets in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Venezuela this week to boost the process. At the meetings, the executive shared [...]

Telefonica restructures its operations in Latin America and bets on Brazil and other markets outside the region

Telefónica announced a new action plan, which includes decoupling its operations in Latin America (not including Brazil) and focusing its business in Brazil, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany. The announcement was made by José María Álvarez-Pallete, Executive Chairman of the Telefónica Group through a letter to the entire community of the company, entitled The [...]