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A new football rights war seems to be starting in Spain, with Telefónica presenting an offer for the international TV rights for La Liga, beating Mediapro.

The Discovery Group is dubbing all content for Eurosport 2 into Spanish, aiming to re-launch the channel's brand with more local fare.

Although it's often said to be one of Latin America's leading markets for pay-TV, Brazil's growth for the six months to May was just 0.74%, according to stats from national regulator Anatel.

Brazil's Vivo TV and Movistar TV in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela are to add Stingray's music portfolio, including the new channel Stingray Concerts.

In a move that shows how important mobile and online video have become, Virgin Media has appointed David Bouchier as its first chief digital entertainment officer.

Africa's pay-TV market has grown by over 15% year-on-year in the 12 months to the end of March 2015, with satellite platforms accounting for the lion's share, according to Dataxis.

Pay-TV operators purchased $15.3 billion worth of set-top boxes (STBs) in 2014, down from $15.9 billion in 2013, in a decline which represents the first contraction in the market since 2002, according to IHS Inc.

With Gol Televisión saying goodbye to Spain's TV market on 1 July — leaving the line-ups of both satellite and pay-TV operators — Mediapro opens the door to the early arrival of beIN SPORTS, which could start airing the same day.

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