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Spain - Digital Economy and Digital TV - Insights, Statistics and Analysis


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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 are currently at the forefront of the convergence markets, having launched 100Mb/s services to provide multiple-channel IPTV as well as VoD, but other operators, based on wholesale access to Telefónica’s fibre network, will gain market share in coming years as fibre networks are extended to most of the country. Satellite TV has seen considerable changes in recent years following the merger of Telefónica’s Via Digital with Canal Satélite Digital. The switch to digital terrestrial TV, re-launched in late 2005, was completed in early 2010. This report provides an overview of developments in bundled and VoIP services, and also analyses the digital and satellite TV markets.

Key developments:

Carlyle Group buys Telecable Asturias; Digital+ rebrands as Canal+; Abertis Telecom sells half if its stake in Eutelsat; Jazztel launches Jazzbox OTT platform; regulator proposes reduction in number of DTT channels for 2015; regulator’s 2012 market data and updates to May 2013; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q1 2013; market developments to mid-2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

ONO, Canal+, Prisa TV, Telefónica, Jazztel, Orange.


1. Synopsis
2. Digital media
2.1 Key general trends
2.2 Business models
2.2.1 Bundled services
2.3 Regulatory issues
2.3.1 VoIP
3. Digital TV
3.1 Pay DTTV
3.2 Regulatory environment
3.3 TV-over-DSL (IPTV)
3.3.1 Telefónica
3.3.2 Jazztel
3.3.3 Orange
3.3.4 Other developments
3.3.5 Interactive TV
3.4 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
3.5 Personal Video Recorders (PVRs)
3.6 Cable TV (CATV)
3.6.1 ONO
3.6.2 Auna and ONO merger
3.7 Satellite TV
3.7.1 Digital satellite TV
3.7.2 Canal+
3.7.3 Prisa TV
3.8 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
3.8.1 Government measures
3.8.2 Analogue switch-off
3.8.3 Decoder standards
3.9 FTA TV
3.10 VoIP
4. Related reports
Table 1 – Audiovisual revenue by service – 2007 - 2012
Table 2 – TV revenue by technology – 2002 - 2012
Table 3 – Proportion of households with DTTV – 2003 - 2013
Table 4 – Proportion of pay-TV subscribers by technology – 2005 - 2012
Table 5 – Pay TV market subscribers by technology – 2002 - 2012
Table 6 – Forecast TV market subscribers by technology – 2014; 2019; 2023
Table 7 – Digital TV revenue by operator – 2007 - 2011
Table 8 – Pay TV subscribers by operator – 2008 - 2012
Table 9 – Pay TV subscriber market share by operator– 2009 - 2011
Table 10 – IPTV revenue – 2005 - 2012
Table 11 –IPTV subscribers – 2005 - 2012
Table 12 – Telefónica pay-TV subscribers – 2008 - 2013
Table 13 – Orange IPTV subscribers – 2007 - 2013
Table 14 – Cable TV subscribers – 1999 - 2012
Table 15 – Cable TV revenue – 2004 - 2012
Table 16 – ONO financial data by sector – 2006 - 2013
Table 17 – ONO residential RGUs by sector– 2006 - 2013
Table 18 – Satellite TV subscribers – 1997 - 2012
Table 19 – Satellite broadcasting revenue – 2004 - 2012
Table 20 – Canal+ ARPU – 2006 - 2012
Table 21 – Prisa TV financial data – 2006 - 2013
Table 22 – Sogecable Cuatro financial data (historic) – 2006 - 2009
Table 23 – Prisa Group financial data – 2008 - 2013
Table 24 – Prisa DTH subscribers – 2002 - 2013
Table 25 – DTTV subscribers – 2009 - 2012
Chart 1 – Audiovisual revenue by service – 2007 - 2012
Chart 2 – TV revenue by technology – 2002 – 2012
Chart 3 – ONO financial data by sector – 2006 – 2013
Chart 4 – ONO residential RGUs by sector– 2006 - 2013
Chart 5 – Prisa group financial data – 2008 - 2013
Exhibit 1 – Overview of digital media

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