The agreement will bring SkyShowtime’s wide range of content with major film titles and Hollywood series to Movistar Plus+’s platform
With this alliance, Movistar Plus+ reaffirms its leadership in the Spanish market and consolidates its strategy as an aggregator that already includes global and national operators
SkyShowtime will be available to all customers of the Ficción miMovistar package from the beginning of 2024
SkyShowtime will be integrated in Movistar Plus+ so that consumers have seamless and easy access through the platform's main navigation and on-demand service. In addition, a new linear channel will be launched
Movistar Plus+ and SkyShowtime announced a new multi-year agreement, bringing SkyShowtime to Telefónica's TV offering.
From early 2024, SkyShowtime, with its exclusive selection of international and Spanish-language series and the newest theatrical releases from Paramount and Universal, will be included in the Ficción miMovistar package.
Access to SkyShowtime's content will be integrated as part of the platform's main navigation and available on-demand. In addition, a new dedicated SkyShowtime linear channel will be launched featuring its new releases, films, and series.
The agreement strengthens the position of both companies in the Spanish market. With this new partnership, Movistar Plus+ reaffirms its leadership position in the Spanish market and consolidates its strategy as an aggregator that already brings together global and national operators. SkyShowtime gains new subscribers on Spain’s leading platform, significantly expanding its reach and footprint.
Subscribers of Ficción miMovistar package will be able to access an attractive entertainment offer that adds SkyShowtime’s large number of hit movies and original series, including content from the iconic brands of Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Sky Studios and Peacock, as well as SkyShowtime's original series.
Cristina Burzako, CEO of Movistar Plus+, said: “We are very happy with this agreement; on one hand, we welcome an international platform with high value and quality content, with a large number of attractive titles for our clients, which will be added to our integrated offer. On the other, we will be able to incorporate the new contents in a more accessible and intuitive way for our customers.”
Monty Sarhan, CEO of SkyShowtime, stated: “This is a momentous deal for both Movistar Plus+ and SkyShowtime and we are proud to be bringing our amazing entertainment to even more subscribers in Spain. Our agreement demonstrates the importance and strength of partnerships and how we can work together to drive value for our respective businesses.”
Among the titles coming to Movistar Plus+’s clients in 2024 are Oscar® nominee Taylor Sheridan's Yellowstone, a series starring Oscar winner Kevin Costner, 1923, starring Oscar nominee Harrison Ford and Oscar winner Helen Mirren, and Tulsa King, starring Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone, along with Sheridan's new series, Special Ops: Lioness, starring Zoe Saldaña, Laysla De Oliveira, Michael Kelly, and Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and Nicole Kidman.
Other series that will be available on Movistar Plus+ via SkyShowtime include HALO, which takes place in the universe that first debuted in 2001’s megahit videogame; Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the latest instalment in the Star Trek franchise that is a prequel to the original series and is based on the years that Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise; and the triumphant return of the iconic comedy Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer.
Raquel Berzosa, Regional General Manager, Iberia, SkyShowtime, has said: “Only nine months after our launch in Spain, SkyShowtime boasts an impressive selection of great content and local original series. We are excited to bring all of this to Movistar Plus+ and look forward to building on our partnership.”
SkyShowtime Original Series include global hits and Spanish-language productions such as Emmy® Award nominee Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne, and Fleeting Lies (Mentiras Pasajeras), executive produced by Esther García, Agustín Almodóvar and Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar. Fleeting Lies (Mentiras Pasajeras) features an all-star cast including Elena Anaya, Pilar Castro, Hugo Silva, Quim Gutiérrez, and Susi Sánchez, alongside an A-list roster of guest stars including María Botto, Pedro Casablanc, Estefanía de los Santos and María León. Other Spanish-language SkyShowtime Original series include Bosé, The Invisible Ladies (Las Invisibles), The Envoys (Los Enviados) and Por H o Por B.
SkyShowtime’s line-up also includes a selection of first-run Hollywood movies, premiering exclusively on SkyShowtime after their theatrical release window, including Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
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SkyShowtime is Europe’s newest streaming service. A joint venture of Comcast and Paramount Global, SkyShowtime brings together the best of Hollywood and local entertainment in one place.
From movies, and original series from the iconic brands of Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Sky Studios, and Peacock to SkyShowtime Original series, SkyShowtime is Europe’s new home for premium entertainment.
Launched across all of its markets earlier this year, SkyShowtime is available in: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. It is available through select television providers in some markets and across Apple iOS, tvOS, Android devices, Android TV, Google Chromecast, LG TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, and the web.
Movistar Plus+ is the leading audiovisual entertainment offering from the Telefónica Group in Spain. Its proposition includes bold original productions and the best premium sports content, films, series, documentaries and programmes, in addition to the best functionalities and on-demand access so users can enjoy watching television wherever, however and whenever they wish. The Movistar Plus+ offering also includes some of the top international operators along with the main Spanish platforms.