Spain - Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Spain’s digital media market has developed in line with investments in fixed-line infrastructure. This has seen strong growth in the number of next generation network access lines able to deliver IP content and services. This focus on faster IP networks, encouraged by the government and facilitated by regulatory measures which promote access was initially based on ADSL2+ and VDSL technologies, but is increasingly dependent on fibre. The regulator in early 2017 redefined access conditions to alternative operators on Telefónica’s fibre infrastructure, particularly affecting municipalities where there is insufficient competition.

Cable operators as well as Telefónica are at the forefront of the convergence markets, promoting faster data rates to support videostreaming and similar digital content. 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 videostreaming market is increasingly competitive, with Netflix having entered the market in mid-2015, competing with Telefónica’s popular Yomvi service and Vodafone’s new Vodafone One service. By contrast, DTT services have failed to gain momentum.

This report provides an overview of developments in bundled and VoIP services, and also analyses the digital and satellite TV markets.

Key developments:

Netflix launches services in Spain; Telefónica launches new pay TV offering integrating Movistar + with Canal+ and the Yomvi OTT service; new DTT channels fail to gain solid subscriber base; 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 update includes the regulator’s market data to November 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q4 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Ono, Canal+, Prisa, Telefónica, Jazztel, Orange.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Digital ecOnomy
    • 2.1 E-commerce
  • 3. Digital media
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Bundled services
    • 3.3 Videostreaming
      • 3.3.1 Telefónica
      • 3.3.2 Jazztel
      • 3.3.3 Orange
      • 3.3.4 Netflix
      • 3.3.5 Other developments
    • 3.4 Communications: VoIP
  • 4. Digital TV
    • 4.1 Regulatory environment
    • 4.2 Pay DTTV
    • 4.3 Interactive TV
    • 4.4 Cable TV (CATV)
      • 4.4.1 Ono/Vodafone
    • 4.5 Satellite TV
      • 4.5.1 Digital satellite TV
      • 4.5.2 Canal+
      • 4.5.3 Prisa
    • 4.6 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
      • 4.6.1 Government measures
      • 4.6.2 Analogue switch-off (ASO)
  • 5. Related reports
  • Table 5 – Audiovisual revenue by service – 2007 – 2016
  • Table 6 – Pay and FTA revenue – 2010 – 2016
  • Table 7 – Bundled services subscribers by package – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 8 – Market share of quintuple play services by provider – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 9 – Market share of quad play services by provider – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 10 – Pay TV service bundles by type – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 11 – IPTV revenue – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 12 –IPTV subscribers – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 13 – Telefónica pay-TV subscribers – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 14 – Orange IPTV subscribers – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 15 – VoIP lines in service – 2009 - 2014
  • Table 16 – Orange Spain VoIP subscribers – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 17 – TV revenue by platform – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 18 – Pay TV market subscribers by technology – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 19 – Digital TV revenue by major operator – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 20 – Pay TV subscribers by operator – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 21 – Cable TV subscribers – 1999 - 2016
  • Table 22 – Cable TV revenue – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 23 – Ono cable TV RGUs – 2006 - 2014
  • Table 24 – Satellite TV subscribers – 1997 – 2016
  • Table 25 – Satellite broadcasting revenue – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 26 – Satellite revenue from subscribers – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 27 – Prisa Group financial data – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 28 – Prisa (Canal+) DTH subscribers – 2002 - 2014
  • Table 29 – DTTV subscribers – 2009 - 2015
  • Table 30 – DTTV revenue – 2010 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Audiovisual revenue by service – 2007 - 2016
  • Exhibit 1 – Overview of digital media
  • Exhibit 2 – Definitions of video streaming and IPTV

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Number of pages 25

Status Current

Last updated 16 Feb 2017
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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