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Spain: Extreme E extends RTVE deal

Off-road electric race series, Extreme E, has announced that Spanish broadcaster RTVE (Radiotelevisión Española) has renewed its agreement with the championship and will televise all ten of the upoming season’s races on its free-to-air linear channel.Race highlights, review and magazine shows – which will all be broadcast in Spanish – will join the line-up of […]

February 9, 2024

Spain: RTVE switches off SD signals

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has switched off the SD transmission of its six channels (La 1, La 2, Canal 24 horas, Clan, Teledeporte and TVE Internacional), migrating them to HD, a week before the February 14th deadline. Meanwhile, it is launching the first UHD channel in Spain with regular transmissions, La 1 UHD, which will […]

February 6, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: RTVE signs Movistar distribution deal

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and Telefónica Audiovisual Digital have signed a three year agreement to distribute all RTVE channels (La 1, La 2, Canal 24 Horas, Clan and Teledeporte) on Movistar Plus for the next three years. The deal also brings regional news programmes from all around Spain to the platform. The deal includes all […]

February 5, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain’s UHD future “already proved”

Spain’s UHD Association held a briefing at the headquarters of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations (CEOE) in Madrid, on the pioneering test of UHD-HDR broadcasting and next-generation audio (NGA), using 5G technology at different points of the chain, carried out in October 2023. The Association says that the event was “a milestone that opens […]

January 25, 2024By Chris Forrester

Spain finalises HD DTT migration

Spain is readying for the migration to HD for all its DTT TV channels on February 14th. From that date onwards, all DTT transmissions will have to be HD as SD will be switched off. The country is now under an intense media campaign to prepare for the switchover with the Administration launching an  online […]

January 23, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Make Up Stars premieres Dec 31 on Rakuten TV

Make Up Stars, the new talent show produced by RTVE Play in co-production with Rakuten TV and Mega TV, is looking for the next great make-up professional. The show, hosted by Pilar Rubio, premieres on RTVE Play on 19 December and on Rakuten TV, one of Europe’s leading streaming platforms, on December 31st. Make Up […]

December 12, 2023

Memnon selected by Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuale

Memnon, the content preservation and migration services provider, and broadcast and audiovisual solutions specialist Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA) have announced a partnership that will preserve more than 200,000 hours of content from Spanish public television archives. TSA, a Telefónica Group company, is responsible for the project management, infrastructure supply and coordination of the audiovisual archive […]

December 5, 2023

Celebrity Bake Off heading to Spain

BBC Studios Distribution has licensed the Love Productions format, The Great Celebrity Bake Off, to Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE. The Spanish series, titled Bake Off – Famosos al Horno, will be produced locally by Boxfish to air on RTVE’s, La 1 Channel. The Spanish adaptation will be presented by local actor and presenter Paula Vazquez […]

December 4, 2023

5G UHD-HDR broadcast success for UHD Spain

UHD Spain, a trade association dedicated to advancing the future of broadcasting technologies, has achieved a milestone in 5G UHD-HDR quality broadcasting in partnership with TVU Networks, a cloud-based workflow solutions for live content production and distribution, and Radio 3 (RTVE). The collaboration demonstrated the potential of easily integrating professional REMI production into any media […]

November 22, 2023

Telefónica distributes RTVE Europe for DTH

Telefónica is to distribute RTVE via satellite in Europe for the next two years in an agreement worth €1.71 million. The operator will distribute TVE Internacional HD and 24 Horas HD, as well as six RTVE radio stations. Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales will take the signal from Madrid and will transmit in DVB-SA on Ku-band through […]

October 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid