RTVE adds four digital channels to offering

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE has revealed it has added the four new thematic digital channels Era, We are Cinema, Crime and The Promise to its offering. We are Cinema channel already launched on RTVE in June, showcases Spanish films from RTVE’s film catalogue from 4pm to midnight. The channel broadcasts content grouped by genres, themes, […]

RTVE deploys LiveU’s IP cloud services across Spain

Spain’s pubcaster, RTVE has tapped remote production solutions provider LiveU to provide IP bonding technology and cloud-based services in aim to improve its content-gathering capacity and production efficiency. The broadcaster has acquired a large number of units to be based in domestic cities in Spain and internationally across Europe, Asia and the Americas. LiveU has supplied […]

Cellnex deploys Synamedia’s vDCM for RTVE broadcasting across Spain

Telco and broadcasting infrastructure operator, Cellnex group has tapped video tech specialist Synamedia, to deploy its virtual Digital Content Manager (vDCM) to support the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE. Cellnex will move to a software-only environment with vDCM running on-prem as it goes live across all regions of Spain through Q2 2023. Synamedia’s vDCM has a […]

RTVE Spain secures domestic handball rights after nine-year absence

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has secured live rights to Spain’s top flight handball league, Liga Asobal. The deal commences this week with a fixture between Ademar León and Guadalajara; to be aired on RTVE sports channels Teledeporte. The deal brings Liga Asobal back to RTVE after a nine-year absence – with games available for free. […]

Vodafone España incorporates RTVE Play and Clan

Service provider Vodafone España has incorporated pubcaster RTVE’s RTVE Play streamer and kids service Clan in its set-top offering. The RTVE Play app offers all the content from channel La1, La2, 24h and teledeporte, along with a mix of Spanish and international drama, some of whichis specifically commissioned for the platform, along with documentaries and […]

Spain’s RTVE makes 4K DTT breakthrough with FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Speaking at this week’s 4K-HDR Summit in Malaga, Spanish public broadcaster RTVE revealed plans to show the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in UHD-4K and in HDR quality free-to-air on DTT. RTVE says it will be offering nearly 20 matches with the highest image quality, including all games played by the Spanish National Team. According […]

RTVE secures two more years of Champions League final

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has secured the rights to broadcast the final of the UEFA Champions League football tournament for the next two years. In addition to broadcasting the 2023 and 2024 finals, the pubcaster will air a special series of programmes around the championship in the week preceding the match. RTVE aired this year’s […]

Most Spaniards still tuning in to public TV

Despite the rise of streaming services and the decline in linear viewing, over half of Spaniards are regular TV viewers of the channels of public broadcaster RTVE, according to the latest household panel survey from regulator the CNMC. According to the survey, 56% of Spaniards declared themselves habitual viewers of at least one of RTVE’s […]

RTVE picks up Copa del Rey

Spanish pubcaster RTVE has picked up rights to football’s Copa del Rey, with the competition’s rights valuation skyrocketing.   RTVE’s three-year deal will run from 2022-25, with the broadcaster airing 15 games per season from the country’s premiere knockout football contest. This includes the semi-finals and final.  The second Copa del Rey package for the […]

7.7 million Spaniards watch Champions League Final

Real Madrid’s 1-0 Champions League Final victory over Liverpool was Spain’s most watched iteration of the final since 2014. Spanish public broadcaster RTVE said that it attracted an average audience of 7.7 million viewers, translating to a 52.8% share of all TV viewing. Viewership peaked at 8.7 million on La 1, while just shy of […]

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