Canal Plus (Spain)

Spain’s competition regulator, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y La Competencia, has fined telco Telefónica and pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus €15.5m ($17.1m) for alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the exploitation of football rights for the three seasons from 2012-13 to 2014-15.

Telecommunications companies Vodafone and Orange have submitted appeals in Spain’s High Court over rival Telefónica’s takeover of pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus, according to daily newspaper El Economista.

Subscribers to Spanish pay-television operator Canal Plus will be able to access Formula One and MotoGP content provided by Movistar TV from next month, according to multiple reports.

Spanish pay-television operator Canal Plus has acquired rights to the 2015 edition of pre-season club football competition the International Champions Cup.

Spanish pay-television operator Canal Plus has acquired exclusive rights to the next two editions of the Copa America national team football tournament.

Spain’s competition regulator, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y La Competencia (CNMC), has given the green light to telecommunications company Telefónica’s takeover of Spanish pay-television operator Canal Plus.

Telefonica is in talks with pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group for the Spanish telecommunications company to sell a significant stake in Spanish pay-television operator Canal Plus, according to multiple media reports in the country.

Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica has agreed to acquire an 11.1 per cent stake in the Mediaset Premium pay-television service of Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset, while it has completed a deal to buy Mediaset Espana’s 22 per cent holding in Spanish pay-television operator Canal Plus.

Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica and media company Prisa have agreed to extend the deadline for media company Mediaset to exercise their right of first refusal on the agreement for Telefónica to acquire a 56-per-cent stake in Spanish pay-television operator Canal Plus.

Telefónica’s acquisition of all rights to two Primera Liga clubs, and its bid to acquire the rights to Spanish giant Barcelona, are aimed at strengthening the telco’s position ahead of changes in the domestic broadcast market.

The German Bundesliga is set to more than double its international rights value from 2015-16 onwards following a host of deals agreed in recent weeks.

The Mediapro agency has acquired the domestic and international media rights to 39 of the 42 clubs from the Primera Liga and Segunda Liga, the top two divisions of Spanish club football, in one season-deals for the 2015-16 season.

Telefónica piles more pressure on Prisa with exclusive deals for Formula One and MotoGP in Spain

Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica has submitted a bid to acquire media company Mediaset’s 22-per-cent stake in Spanish pay-television operator Canal Plus, according to the Economia Digital news website.

Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica has agreed a deal to acquire a majority stake in pay-television operator Canal Plus, a major sports broadcaster in Spain.

The board of directors at Spanish media company Prisa has accepted an offer from telecommunications company Telefónica to acquire a majority stake in pay-television operator Canal Plus, a major sports broadcaster in the country.

Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica has tabled a bid to acquire a majority stake in pay-television operator Canal Plus, a major sports broadcaster in Spain.

Pay-television operator Canal Plus has acquired rights in Spain for events on the ATP World Tour, the top men’s tennis tour.

Spanish pay-television operator Canal Plus has partnered with sports newspaper Diario AS to launch a new video streaming service offering real-time goals from football’s Spanish Liga.

Movistar TV, the IPTV platform of telecommunications company Telefónica, and pay-television operator Canal Plus are the favourites to acquire carriage rights for the Mediapro agency’s Gol Mundial channel in Spain, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo.