Spain’s TVE launches international HD channel
June 7, 2013
From David Del Valle in Madrid
The Spanish pubcaster RTVE is to strengthen its International TV service with the launch of a HDTV channel dedicated to TV series and films that would be added to its existing offer of the news channel Canal 24 Horas and the International version of TVE 1, TVE Internacional. This latter channel is distributed in four different signals: two for America, one for Europe and Africa and another for Asia.
This is the first time RTVE will broadcast on HD for an International audience. The state-owned TV group is seeking to expand its presence above all in Latin America where TVE Internacional is reaching 80 per cent of pay-TV homes through its distibution via satellite, cable and IPTV platforms.