Telefónica España and Atresmedia, a Spanish media group, agreed a deal to create a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to produce and distribute Spanish-language original series and films for Telefónica’s Movistar+ pay‑TV platform and Atresmedia channels.
Once-close partner appears to have been damaged by DT supply refresh.
T‑Mobile Poland (TMPL) added Amazon Prime Video to its recently-launched wireline broadband and multi‑play packages.
Production facilities specialist, and existing BT Sport broadcast partner, Timeline Television selected media asset management (MAM) provider Tedial’s Evolution MAM platform to handle and orchestrate media processing and workflow archiving at BT Sport’s facilities in Stratford and the BT Tower in London.
South African operator retains exclusive expansion mandate within Vodafone.
Personalised video marketing startup Spirable was given some love by outgoing Vodafone Global Brand & Media Director Sara Martins de Oliveira as it announced receipt of a Series-A funding round (albeit without an apparent contribution from the Group).
Executives claim progress in Europe’s digitally-flavoured simplification plan, flagged at DT’s last Capital Markets Day. OneApp customer support platform nears full reach across Europe area. E-commerce and TV services next. Data-analytics layer in pipeline.
Reskilling employees fundamental to Wind Tre’s digital transformation strategy. Cultural and organisational change critical for digital transformation to be adopted at scale and to succeed. Operators must change their corporate identity to attract vital new talent. Wind Tre CIO sceptical of vendor marketing of new technologies.
Telefónica provided insights into its AURA strategy, including more market launches. Microsoft’s position as a partner remains a core element of the project. Commitment reiterated to overcoming the challenge of combining local services with a central unified vision.
5G expectations have been raised, and now need to be met: lots of talk of potential, but monetisation not clear cut. Scepticism over network readiness for advanced, challenging applications, such as in gaming and sport. Supplier establishment again chided for dragging feet on harmonisation and cloud-ification; operators stuck in ...
Rundown of key Catalysts, joint initiatives. More than 30 joint technology projects demoed, with assurance, partnering, and customer experience to fore. Operator preoccupations ahead of 5G include profitability and effectiveness of network slicing. Drones, emergency services, and healthcare among focus verticals.
Swedish video solutions provider Accedo highlighted that it had helped integrate Telekom Deutschland’s Magenta TV service with the Amazon Fire TV device.