• Telefónica’s audio‑visual management company Contenidos has been repurposed as Telefónica España Filiales.
  • New unit takes on a broader remit in apparent bid to grow its portfolio, moving away from multimedia focus.
  • Holdings mapped out, with some recent changes.

Movistar expands subsidiary scope with Filiales rebrand

Movistar expands subsidiary scope with Filiales rebrand

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Telefónica de Contenidos, the Group’s multimedia services subsidiary, was renamed Telefónica España Filiales, a name better suited to the new purpose of the unit as it transitions to managing (and potentially expanding) Telefónica España’s (Movistar) family of subsidiaries.

Until now, Contenidos has focused on the organisation and operation of Movistar’s audio‑visual services, including film and television content acquisition and production.

As Filiales, Cinco Días reports that the business will reduce focus on audio‑visual services and take on a broader remit. Its primary corporate purpose will be the acquisition of stakes in new businesses, and the management of existing investments, according to the outlet.

The re‑named company will be led by Jesús Pérez de Uriguen, former Head of Finance at Movistar, Cinco Días added. He has replaced Contenidos’ Head Sergio Oslé. Oslé is currently Chief Executive at Movistar, and was previously Chairman of the operator’s pay‑TV platform Movistar+.

In Telefónica’s report for the full year to 31 December 2020, Contenidos posted income of €142m, up from just €2m the previous year.

New name, old holdings

Filiales inherits a patchwork of interests that were held by its predecessor. These include Telefónica Global Technology, which was established in 2010 to unify the management and operation of the Group’s IT systems (Telefónicawatch, 2010.06).

Also in the stable is the operator’s 50% stake in Prosegur Alarmas España, Movistar’s joint venture (JV) with security services group Prosegur (Telefónicawatch, #149 and passim).

Filiales will also oversee Telefónica Audiovisual Digital (TAD), an entity that holds a number of Telefónica’s audio‑visual interests after they were drawn together under a 2017 restructuring process (Telefónicawatch, #125). TAD is the unit that then joined forces with Atresmedia in mid‑2020 to form Buendía Estudios , a JV focused on producing and promoting Spanish‑language content for Movistar+ and third‑party operators (Telefónicawatch, #144).

Telefónica España Filiales holdings, 31 December 2020

SubsidiaryCorporate purposeFiliales holding
 Source: Telefónica.

Telyco

Retail management

100%

Prosegur Alarmas España

Private security services

50%

Telefónica Audiovisual Digital

Audio‑visual telecommunication services

100%

Telefónica Broadcast Services

Digital satellite newsgathering (DSNG)‑based transmission and operations

100%

Telefónica Global Technology

Management and operation of IT systems

100%

Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales

Audio‑visual telecoms services

100%

Telefónica Soluciones de Outsourcing

Networks management

100%