New channel to replace Gol T on Spanish DTT

The Mediapro agency is to withdraw its Gol T football pay-television channel from Spanish digital-terrestrial television on July 1.

Gol T will be replaced by Mega, a male-orientated channel featuring some extreme sports programming that will be launched by commercial broadcaster Atresmedia.

In April, Mediapro struck a deal to distribute pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group’s new Spanish sports channel from its launch on August 1. In announcing the deal with Atresmedia to withdraw Gol T from the DTT platform and replace it with Mega, Mediapro said that the new beIN Media Group sports channel would be available on the TotalChannel platform, as well as other pay-television operators.

Mediapro said that it had the opportunity to negotiate an extension for Gol T, but had decided against renewing due to a squeeze in the number of available DTT licences and not being able to broadcast the channel in high definition.