Mediapro buys TotalChannel
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 16 May 2014
Spanish over-the-top (OTT) and online platform TotalChannel has been bought by Mediapro after a year struggling to find a position in Spain's small pay-TV market.
Mediapro will add TotalChannel's offer to the Gol T package, while the premium football channel will be added to TotalChannel's schedule. The platform is available online and its app runs on smart TVs, tablets and PlayStation consoles.
Through TotalChannel, the pay-TV channels FOX, AXN, TNT, Comedy Central, AXN White, FOX Crime, History, National Geographic and Crime & Investigation (CI TV) are available, in addition to a video-on-demand (VOD) catalogue with series, films and documentaries. Due to Mediapro's purchase, former TotalChannel subscribers will also have access to the latest matches of La Liga and the entire Brazilian World Cup.
Mediapro has been after TotalChannel since March when it communicated its interest in buying the platform in order to jump into a market which seems to be taking off in Spain. The market is topped by Canal+'s Yomvi and Wuaki.tv, although other platforms such as Filmin, Atresmedia's VOD service Nubeox and Magine - the Swedish platform which is still on trial – have solid positions.