Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales and HISPASAT renew their agreement to distribute the AMC Networks channels in Spain and Portugal

November 24, 2020

● The satellite operator will provide spatial capacity to distribute 14 television channels through its Hispasat 30W-5 satellite located at 30º West, the ideal position to distribute contents in Spanish and Portuguese.

MADRID, 24 November 2020. HISPASAT, Red Eléctrica Group’s Spanish telecommunications satellite operator, has renewed its agreement with Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA), a company belonging to the Telefónica group that specialises in audiovisual services and solutions, to broadcast the contents of the AMC Networks International channels for Spain and Portugal. The three-year agreement will offer subscribers in these countries 14 channels that belong to AMC Networks International Southern Europe, the largest independent thematic TV channel producer in Spain and Portugal.

HISPASAT currently distributes audiovisual contents from its 30º West orbital position to more than 10,000 cable headends, which means that more than 65 million homes receive content thanks to HISPASAT’s fleet.

José Antonio Guerra, Commercial Office and EMEA Sales Director at HISPASAT, stated that “we are very proud that both TSA and AMC Networks have once again placed their trust in HISPASAT. Our extensive experience in the audiovisual distribution business and the ideal position of HISPASAT’s satellites to provide these types of services in Spanish and Portuguese always guarantees optimal performance for operators and platforms that want to distribute their contents”.

For Francisco Panduro, EMEA Sales Manager at TSA, “relying on the coverage and performance of HISPASAT’s satellites in the 30º West position was the natural option to continue distributing the AMC Networks channels in Spain and Portugal with the highest level of quality and reliability”.

José Nabais CTO of AMC Networks International Southern Europe, stated that “thanks to this agreement renewal, the distribution service for 14 of our channels in Spain and Portugal will continue to count on the backing of two market leaders, TSA and HISPASAT, to keep offering the same great results as in previous years”.<

About Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales

TSA is the company from the Telefónica Group that has been creating broadcasting audiovisual solutions since 1993. With its headquarters in Spain and presence in Latin America, our company is customer oriented, promoting flexible and innovative technological solutions. We act in all areas of broadcast and multimedia engineering: personalised consulting solutions; design and integral management of end-to-end projects, supply and integration of audio and video systems; maintenance of audiovisual equipment. We manage the largest totally private teleport in Spain, through which we distribute more than 700 television channels and radio broadcasts, in addition to offering OTT, VoD and Playout services, as well as Internet access, LAN, Voice IP and data services. Our experience has been built up over the years through the design, execution and maintenance of numerous projects and services. Our focus is on the customer and our passion is to promote flexible and innovative technological solutions applied to the needs of each one.

About AMC Networks International Southern Europe

AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) produces and distributes 24 pay TV channels targeted to a wide range of audiences: film and series (AMC, Canal Hollywood, SundanceTV, DARK, XTRM, Somos and Blast); factual (Odisea/Odisseia, HISTORIA, Crime + Investigation and BLAZE); lifestyle (Canal Cocina and Canal Decasa); music (Sol Música) and kids (Canal Panda and Biggs). The unit, headquartered in Madrid, manages all of AMCNI’s operations in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. The company also operates direct to consumer services in Spain: OdiseaVR, Microcanales and Planet Horror.

HISTORIA, BLAZE and Crime + Investigation are produced for Spain and Portugal through The History Channel Iberia, a joint venture between AMCNISE and Hearst. Canal Hollywood, Canal Panda and Biggs are exclusively produced for the Portuguese market through DREAMIA, a joint venture between AMCNISE and NOS. AMCNISE is an operating unit of AMC Networks International, the global division of AMC Networks.


HISPASAT, Red Eléctrica Group’s communications satellite operator, is a world leader in content distribution in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband and connectivity services, which include broadband access, mobility and backhaul networks, in addition to other added value solutions for governments, companies and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT –which is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based– is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.

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