Advanced Television


SAPEC/Cisco/RTVE ‘world first’ 8K broadcasts

Madrid-based SAPEC, together with Cisco and Spain’s public broadcaster (RTVE, Corporación Radiotelevisión Española), say they will make history by broadcasting 8K content for the first time via terrestrial television in DVB-T2 DTT. SAPEC says it is leading the creation of the encoder that will allow the RTVE-UPM Cátedra to broadcast live 8K content via DVB-T2, […]

March 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

RTVE pays €350m for Cellnex renewal

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has awarded Retevision (Cellnex) the distribution of its audiovisual signals (including DTT) for the next five years, starting in 2023, for a total of €350 million. Retevision had already been distributing RTVE’s signals for the previous 7-years, but the current contract is about to come to an end. Around €320 million […]

December 16, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: RTVE to show World Cup in 4K

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE is to show the upcoming FIFA World Cup from Qatar in 4K on its digital terrestrial TV service. The news emerged from the 4K-HDR Summit in Malaga, Spain. RTVE will be offering nearly 20 matches in 4K, including all the games played by the Spanish National Team. Víctor Sánchez, director of […]

November 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

RTVE to show Champions League final

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE says it is continuing its commitment to screen football at the highest level, revealing that it is to broadcast the final of the Champions League, Europe’s most important club competition, for the next two years on its La 1 channel. In addition to broadcasting the 2023 and 2024 finals, RTVE will […]

November 7, 2022By Colin Mann

RTVE acquires Copa del Rey TV rights

Spanish public broadcaster, RTVE, has paid €30 million for the TV rights to Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) for the next three seasons until 2025. RTVE will broadcast 15 free-to-air football matches from the tournament for every season of the deal. Initially, the Spanish Football Federation was expectin to get around €14 million for this […]

October 3, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Sánchez named RTVE president

RTVE’s board of directors has appointed journalist and TV presenter Elena Sánchez as the new interim president of the Spanish broadcaster. Sánchez, herself a member of the board of directors, has developed her professional career mainly at RTVE. In August 2018, she was appointed general secretary of the Corporation by the team led by Rosa […]

September 28, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

RTVE president steps down

José Manuel Pérez Tornero, president of RTVE, has resigned following strong criticism from within the company on the grounds that his plan for RTVE is “not viable right now”. Tornero has been at the helm of RTVE since March 2021 when he was appointed by Parliament. Over the last few months, his management has been […]

September 27, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

RTVE warns of the end of free DTT

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has warned of the risk of DTT disappearing in its free distribution model, and has joined the lobby group for FTA DTT: Call To Europe Project, formed by over 40 organisations, to lobby for the maintenance of the radio spectrum to guarantee DTT frequencies beyond 2030. RTVE director of Audiovisual Policies, […]

September 5, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: 51% Spaniards share SVoD services

Over half (50.9 per cent) of Spaniards share their SVoD subscription with others, and 12.6 per cent admit to watching OTT content without paying, according to a VoD Analytics report from SigmaDos30. The report reveals that 49.1 per cent claims to be the only subscriber and user of their SVoD service, with the rest sharing […]

February 18, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Claro on ZEASN in LatAm

ZEASN, a provider of OTT and smart TV solutions, has announced that streaming service Claro video is now made available on multiple ZEASN-supported smart TV brands, including AOC, Whale OS powered connected televisions. Through this collaboration, Claro video will increase its presence on TV screens in the Latin American market, at the same time bringing […]

January 27, 2022