Advanced Television


RTVE launches second UHD channel

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has launched TVE UHD 2, its second UHD TV channel, following the launch of TVE UHD earlier this year. TVE UHD 2 is broadcasting all content from sports channel Teledeporte while TVE UHD is offering La 1. Viewers must have a 4K TV set equipped with a DVB-T2 STB using a […]

August 9, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

RTVE UHD set for Feb 2024 launch

The Board of Directors of Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has unanimously approved a proposal to start regular broadcasts in Ultra High Definition (UHD-4K) beginning on February 15th, 2024. With this agreement, RTVE says it is at the forefront of broadcasting in UHD-4K in open DTT, accessible by the entire population for free and on a […]

July 24, 2023By Colin Mann

RTVE deploys LiveU’s IP cloud services

RTVE, Spain’s public broadcaster with production centers across the country, has turned to LiveU to provide the IP bonding technology and cloud-based services it needs to improve its content gathering capacity and production efficiency. The broadcaster has acquired a large number of units to be based in domestic and international capital cities around the world, […]

May 16, 2023

Cellnex taps Synamedia for RTVE broadcasting

Video software provider Synamedia has announced that Cellnex group, the telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructure operator, will be deploying Synamedia virtual Digital Content Manager (vDCM)  to support the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE. Cellnex said it chose Synamedia because of vDCM’s ability to future-proof RTVE’s infrastructure. For the first time, Cellnex will move to a software-only environment […]

April 12, 2023

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