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Spain: RTVE Canal 24 Horas HD on DTT

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has launched its news channel Canal 24 Horas HD on DTT following the removal of its kids channel Clan TV. With the launch of Canal 24 Horas HD, which will share multiplex (mux RGE1) with La 1 and La 2, all RTVE TV channels are on HD through DTT well ahead […]

February 24, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

VIS to produce Historias para no Dormir for Amazon and RTVE

VIS, a division of ViacomCBS Networks International, has announced Historias Para No Dormir (Stories To Stay Awake), its new production for Amazon Prime Video and RTVE, commissioned to production company Prointel e Isla Audiovisual, which reboots the iconic horror series by Chicho Ibáñez Serrador. The 4 episodes-series will be directed by Rodrigo Cortés, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, […]

February 16, 2021

RTVE heads UHD Spain

Spanish public broadcaster, RTVE, will lead the recently created UHD Spain Association following RTVE’s Technology director, Pere Vila, being appointed as the president of the organisation. The UHD Association in Spain has been created with the aim of boosting 4K, 8K, HDR and new broadcasting technologies putting Spain at the same level as Germany, France, Italy […]

January 27, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

EBU ‘trusted news’ initiative

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has unveiled what it describes as a “pioneering” online initiative that will enable public service media to transcend language barriers and offer their audiences trusted news content produced by counterparts from across Europe. This multilingual content will provide a pan-European perspective on issues of key interest to national audiences such […]

January 27, 2021By Colin Mann

UHD Spain Association launches

The first UHD Association in Spain will launch next week with the aim of boosting 4K, 8K, HDR and new broadcasting technologies putting Spain at the same level as Germany, France, Italy and the UK with similar organisations. Backed by International organisations including the UHD Alliance, UHD Forum and 8K Association, the Spanish Association will […]

January 13, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

RTVE to launch new digital platform

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE is set to launch a new digital platform in 2021 that will include all of its radio and TV content and channels. The new platform will integrate its youth-oriented service Playz and its à la carte offer into one single service that will also include in-house TV content. “We will be […]

December 22, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Samsung: “8K is the future”

Richard Moreton, from Samsung Electronics’ R&D UK Business Development & Industrial Affairs unit, told delegates to the virtual 4K Summit that 8K is absolutely on Samsung’s agenda. “We very much see a future for 8K, not just to be selling [TV] panels but in the use of this new technology to enable and grow the […]

November 25, 2020By Chris Forrester

Spain: ‘Netflix tax’ set at 5%

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and HBO, among others, will pay a 5 per cent revenue tariff in Spain to finance European TV series and movies. The Spanish Administration is amending its TV laws with a new Ley General de Comunicación Audiovisual that will oblige global streamers to finance European productions at the same level as […]

November 9, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

RTVE to receive €472m public aid

Spain’s public broadcaster, RTVE, will receive a state subsidy of €472 million in 2021, up €100 million from this year with the TV group losing €51 million in 2020. Since 2018, RTVE’s budget has increased by 2 per cent to €994 million with state subsidies growing by 38 per cent from €341 million in 2018 […]

November 6, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Brainstorm brings photorealism to Spain’s national broadcaster RTVE

Brainstorm, a specialist company provider of real-time 3D graphics, virtual set and augmented reality solutions, has reached an agreement with RTVE and in collaboration with MR Factory to generate a series of hyper-realistic contents for the program “Aquí la Tierra”, a well-known daily show focused on meteorology and lifestyle, which will be broadcasted from today. […]

November 5, 2020