laSexta's Spanish producer Mediapro is working on the launch of a premium pay-TV channel to compete with Prisa TV's premium channel Canal+.

The new channel will contain exclusive football and premium films, according to "El Confidencial Digital". That is why the company has hired a full time staff to work on this new project which is already advanced but its launch could be postponed until the summer of 2012.

The new channel will transmit in HDTV and it will be distributed on the country's main pay-TV operators such as Ono, Telefónica's Movistar Imagenio and Orange, among the most important ones.

Mediapro already produces another premium pay-TV channel called Gol TV covering the world’s leading football leagues.

Iñaki Ferreras | 07-07-2011