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Mediaset closed 2014 as the leading audiovisual group in Spain regarding both audience and profit margins, with results driven by the €325-million sale of Canal+'s stake to Telefónica and the recovery of the advertising market.

Drawing an exponential growth curve when it comes to comparing figures over the last 15 years, Venezuela's pay-TV keeps showing great growth, nearing 64% and 4.65 million subs by the end of 2014.

Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has renewed a multi-year licensing deal with Electus to air the Bellator MMA Fighting Championships on its KIX channel across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

With over-the-top (OTT) firms posing increasing real and present dangers to their businesses, increased churn is a reality for pay-TV providers, but research says that the operators maintain a user experience edge.

In its latest quarterly analysis of the pay-TV market, known colloquially as the cord-cutting report, US financial analyst Moffett Nathanson has noted the complexity of the battle royal between operators and the forces of over-the-top (OTT).

Telemundo Internacional, a division of NBC Universal, is joining the Latin American Multichannel Advertising Council (LAMAC) following the recent incorporation of Viacom's Latin American signals.

While two years ago Telefónica's pay-TV future seemed to be far removed from Spain, current figures show just how much things can change, as Movistar TV has announced 1.9 million subs in the country, three times more than 12 months ago, making it the group's fastest growing market worldwide.

Electus International has secured several global TV deals for the mixed martial arts showcase, Bellator MMA.

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