Movistar Fútbol

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Movistar Fútbol
Movistar Fútbol.svg
LaunchedJuly 21, 2003
ClosedMay 12, 2019
NetworkMovistar+
Owned byTelefónica
Picture format576p25 (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)
CountrySpain
LanguageSpanish
Broadcast areaSpain
HeadquartersMadrid, Spain
Formerly calledCanal+ Fútbol (2007-2016), Canal+ Deporte 1 (2003-2007)
WebsiteFútbol Movistar
Availability
Satellite
Movistar+Channel 60

Movistar Fútbol was a paid Spanish television channel owned by Telefónica, which broadcast matches from two of the five major European leagues: Serie A and Ligue 1.[1] It was available exclusively on Movistar+, and had two other auxiliary signals (Movistar Fútbol 1-2), for matches played simultaneously.

History[edit]

The channel began broadcasting on February 1, 2007, replacing "Canal + Deportes 1".[2] The channel dedicated exclusively to football, began broadcasting matches of some of the major, as well as qualifying matches for the final stages of UEFA selections. As of August 1, 2016, the channel was renamed "Movistar Fútbol". The substitution of the Canal+ brand was framed within the transition in the visual identity of the channels of the Movistar+ platform.[3]

On August 9, 2018, the channel became exclusive for the non-residential clients of the platform, as a replica of the contents broadcast by the Movistar Liga de Campeones channel for individuals.[4] Mid-season 2018/19, on March 7, 2019, the channel returned to individuals, to cover the Ligue 1 of France and the Italian Serie A, after having acquired the rights of the same to Mediapro.[5] Finally in mid-April 2019, the channel stopped broadcasting disappearing weeks later on IPTV and on May 10, 2019 on satellite, moving its content to #Vamos and Movistar Liga de Campeones and its auxiliary signals.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movistar Fútbol 1 y Movistar Fútbol 2: nuevos canales Movistar+". ADSLZone (in Spanish). 2019-03-07. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  2. ^ "mundoplus.tv :: Mucho+ :: Canal+ :: Novedades 2007". www.mundoplus.tv. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  3. ^ "Nueva identidad visual de Movistar+ - Movistar+". www.movistarplus.es. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  4. ^ "Movistar Liga de Campeones, el nuevo canal del fútbol". ELMUNDO (in Spanish). 2018-08-09. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  5. ^ SatCesc (2019-03-07). "Movistar Fútbol está emitiendo en el satélite Astra 1M". SatCesc.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  6. ^ "Movistar Fútbol, la historia del canal que regresó para volver a desaparecer". ADSLZone (in Spanish). 2019-05-10. Retrieved 2019-05-13.

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