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RTVE hit with record fine for covert advertising

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE will have to pay a €730,000 fine for covert advertising following the Supreme Court rejecting its appeal. The regulatory body CNMC imposed the record fine two years ago on the grounds that RTVE had carried out campaigns breaking the legislation that bans the public broadcaster from advertising, except for cultural sponsorships. […]

March 26, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: RTVE to air Extreme E

Off-road electric race championship, Extreme E, has confirmed that Spanish broadcaster RTVE (Radiotelevisión Española) will televise all five of this season’s X Prixs on its free to air linear channel. The championship’s race highlights, review and magazine shows – which will all broadcast in Spanish – will join the line-up of coverage on RTVE’s primary […]

March 16, 2021

Perez Tornero named RTVE president

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE has a new president and a new board of directors following an agreement between the country’s main political parties, the socialist PSOE and the conservative PP. José Manuel Perez Tornero, a journalist and Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, will replace the sole administrator Rosa María Mateo in the role. […]

February 26, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

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