Spain's market for bundled services has grown alongside considerable investment in faster IP networks, largely based on ADSL2+ but including VDSL and an increasing number of fibre launches in the major cities. Cable operators as well as Telefónica are at the forefront of the convergence markets, having launched 200Mb/s services to provide multiple-channel IPTV as well as VoD. Satellite TV has seen considerable changes in recent years following the merger of Telefónica's Via Digital with Canal Satélite Digital. More recently, Telefónica's acquisition of Canal Plus has given it dominance in the pay-TV market, with about three-quarters of the pay-TV subscriber base. The switch to digital terrestrial TV, re-launched in late 2005, was completed in early 2010. Nine national channels were removed in 2014, and in October 2015 licences for six new channels were awarded. The videostreaming market is increasingly competitive, with Netflix having entered the market in mid-2015, competing with Telefónica's popular Yomvi service.
This report provides an overview of developments in bundled and VoIP services, and also analyses the digital and satellite TV markets.
Netflix launches services in Spain; Telefónica launches new pay TV offering integrating Movistar + with Canal+ and Yomvi OTT service; government awards six new DTT licenses; Carlyle Group buys Telecable Asturias; Digital+ rebrands as Canal+; Abertis Telecom sells half if its stake in Eutelsat; Jazztel launches Jazzbox OTT platform; R Cable acquired by Euskaltel for 1.155 billion; report includes the regulator's market data updates; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2015; recent market developments.