Telefónica is ready to revolutionize Consumption of football on television, which has so far been subject to contracting for the Internet and mobile phone package. The operator will launch an online channel on August 1 (flow) which will include one match per match day in both the Champions League and La Liga, without the need to contract any communications service with the company. A subscription to Movistar Plus + will cost €14 per month for non-subscribers (€11 for Movistar customers) and will allow you to watch a meeting of the top two national and European competitions every week “which will be selected based on the interest of the competitions”, Telefónica notes.
The main limitation of this new platform is that it is not guaranteed that it will be the best match of the day in the First Division (eg, a derby or a Clasico), nor that Real Madrid or Barcelona matches, those with the largest crowds, will necessarily be broadcast. Another limitation is that they cannot match any of them Among the five LaLiga matches that DAZN presents every day, one of them is always the Real Madrid or Barcelona match, and one of the classic matches between the two teams in every season, as EL PAÍS learned from sources in the sector. In the case of the Champions League, it is supposed to be the best match of each week, but not necessarily between Spanish teams (for example, Bayern and Manchester City). next to. Movistar Plus + will announce the selected match only a few days before it is broadcast, so the subscriber will not know the schedule of matches that will be broadcast earlier and even less before contracting for the service.
Among the advantages is that a subscription to Movistar Plus + will provide not only football, but also daily movie premieres, Oscar-winning plus gala exclusives, feature films recognized in major festivals and a wide selection of Spanish cinema. There will also be a series featuring all Movistar + original films, documentaries and other major sporting events such as matches from other European leagues such as the Bundesliga and Italian Series A, the NBA and NFL (including the Superbowl), tennis (Wimblendon and Masters 1000) or rugby (the Six Nations).
The contract with those who are not Movistar subscribers will be very similar to that of other online platforms (so-called OTT or over the top as it’s known in the industry) such as Netflix, HBO Max, or DAZN. It will be enough to cut program From the operator’s website on the device on which it will be viewed (mobile phone, TV or tablet) and pay the monthly amount with a credit card.
In this way, football fans will be able to get an alternative offer to the current one, where you have to be a Movistar or Orange subscriber to be able to enjoy the two main national and European competitions, since DAZN does not own the Champions League and offers only half of LaLiga. Currently, to watch all LaLiga and Champions League matches, you must have a contract with Orange or Movistar at €85 per month. with the new offer low cost, Telefónica intends to attract customers from other telecom operators as well as those disaffected from platforms such as Netflix. The operator has lost half a million pay TV customers since 2019 and currently has 3.5 million.
Existing customers of miMovistar rates who already have the MovistarPlus Essential package will see their software automatically enhanced and updated to upgrade to this new service, without having to do anything, for the same price. Those who do not have the basic package can contract the new Movistar Plus + service for 11 euros per month through the usual Movistar channels (shops, 1004 and movistar.es). Each of them will also be able to continue to contract Premium content with all football (Total Football), other sports competitions (Total Sports) or all cinema (Total Fiction).
Customers who have signed up for Movistar Plus + will have Movistar TV features that improve the user experience, such as the possibility of rewinding even in live broadcasts (Direct Control); the option to adapt the display of contents to schedules (recording or programming); also available on mobile or on any TV or device (multi-device); Or the ability to retrieve content that has aired on any on-demand channel in the past seven days.
Telefónica will also take advantage of this new launch to completely redesign its TV offeringeliminating channels such as 0 # from the network and merging the others, with the linear channel Movistar Plus + (No. 7) as the hub for the new TV show and the main channel that will focus the most relevant content on the platform, including all new fantasy programs such as “La Resistencia”, music, documentaries and major events from sports competitions such as the NBA,
On this main channel of the platform, four original thematic channels are created: cinema, series, music and documentaries. Originals and a spin-off channel are also added to the show each month, as well as Vamos, Ellas Vamos, a 24-hour “La Resistencia”, regional and all channels on DTT.Follow all information for Economy y a job in Facebook y Twitteror on our site semanal newsletter
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