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Gran Canaria Fire, Spain’s Worst This Year, Forces Evacuation of 9,000

By Raphael Minder

About 9,000 people have been evacuated on Gran Canaria, though an official said there were signs that the fire was slowing its advance.

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Spanish telcos battle for sports TV customers

By Chris Dziadul

Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange are fighting to secure new sports TV viewers in Spain in public establishments such as bars, hotels and restaurants.

El Economista reports that this comes alongside the acquisition of rights, totalling €238 million per season, to LaLiga from Mediapro.

It adds that Telefónica already holds the rights to LaLiga for individual homes, for which it is paying €980 million per season and selling on to other providers.

Telefónica has been the first to announce the renewal of rights to establishments, offering a package that includes LaLiga, the Champions League, Formula 1 and the NBA, for a promotional price of €320 a month for the first six months.

Meanwhile, Vodafone has introduced an offer for new customers costing €302.5 a month including VAT and €510 a month excluding VAT for betting shops.

Orange has launched a promotion that allows establishments to buy Orange TV for €259 a month excluding VAT for the whole season.

Real Salt Lake fires coach after he used homophobic slur toward referees

By Ryan Gaydos

Real Salt Lake on Sunday fired head coach Mike Petke two weeks after he used a homophobic slur in Spanish at Spanish referees during a Leagues Cup game against Tigres UANL.

Spanish stations hit by fines

By Chris Dziadul

The Spanish regulator CNMC has fined Atresmedia for exceeding airtime dedicated to advertising and teleshopping messages on its TV channel Neox.

The offence, which CNMC classifies as mild, took place in November 2018 and the fine amounts to €3,680.40.

At the same time, CNMC has also fined Mediaset, Atresmedia’s main competitor, a much larger €365,301 for exceeding airtime dedicated to self-promotions, advertsing and teelshopping messages. T

he violations were detected in December 2018 and January 2019 and took place on the TV channel Cuatro, Energy, Divinity and Telecinco.

Spanish stations hit by fines

By Chris Dziadul

The Spanish regulator CNMC has fined Atresmedia for exceeding airtime dedicated to advertising and teleshopping messages on its TV channel Neox.

The offence, which CNMC classifies as mild, took place in November 2018 and the fine amounts to €3,680.40.

At the same time, CNMC has also fined Mediaset, Atresmedia’s main competitor, a much larger €365,301 for exceeding airtime dedicated to self-promotions, advertsing and teelshopping messages. T

he violations were detected in December 2018 and January 2019 and took place on the TV channel Cuatro, Energy, Divinity and Telecinco.

Barcelona Burger King's ban on facial hair violates employees' constitutional rights, labor union says

Burger King employees in Barcelona will finally be able to grow the beard of their dreams - if they so choose - after Catalan authorities ruled that the fast-food company’s prohibition on facial hair violated employees’ constitutional rights.

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