LOVEStv launches in Spain

LOVEStv, the joint HbbTV-based platform created by Spanish broadcasters RTVE, Atresmedia and Mediaset España has launched officially. The service’s backers predict that LOVEStv will be installed in two million TV sets by the end of this year. The service currently provides access to seven-day catch-up from its partners, as well as the possibility to start […]

Spanish viewers’ dissatisfaction with RTVE content grows

A significant tranche of Spanish viewers are not satisfied with the output of public broadcaster RTVE, according to a study by markets regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, one in five Spaniards believe that RTVE’s channels lack variety and quality, with lack of quality in content cited by 56% of those who are unsatisfied […]

Spanish broadcasters launching LOVEStv, confirm OTT TV plan

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and commercial broadcasters Mediaset España and Atresmedia have confirmed that they have teamed up to launch a new joint interactive platform based on HbbTV, with plans for a new OTT TV service to follow. The platform, branded LOVEStv, which will be open to other digital-terrestrial broadcasters in the country, promises to […]

Spanish broadcasters team up for new OTT TV platform

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and commercial broadcasters Atresmedia and Mediaset plan to launch a joint OTT TV platform that could see them compete with the likes of Netflix, Movistar+, HBO and Sky in the Spanish market. The three broadcasters initially plan to launch an interactive TV platform, based on the HbbTV standard, that would complement […]

RTVE launches youth-focused interactive online TV service

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has launched a new online video service targeted at a young audience featuring original and interactive content. The new service, Playz, is designed to create an open space for young Spanish content creators to target a new audience, according to the pubcaster. Playz kicked off at the weekend by streaming the […]

RTVE plans DVB-T2 multiplex for 4K UHD

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE plans to develop a DVB-T2 multiplex for 4K UHD content, building on an existing experimental mux to cover 80% of the country’s population from 2020. Pere Vila, director of innovation, technology and systems, RTVE, speaking at the MIPCOM event in Cannes, said that RTVE is operating an experimental DVB-T2 multiplex in […]

RTVE budget to hit €1bn

Spanish pubcaster RTVE will see its budget hit €1 billion (US$1.2 billion) next year. The broadcaster has a 2017 budget of around €972 million, but this will increase due to new taxes. Recent media law changes mean pay TV operators such as Telefonica and RTVE’s free-to-air rivals must pay directly into the pubcaster pot. RTVE […]

RTVE, Hispasat plan Spain’s first live 4K HDR broadcast

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and satellite operator Hispasat plan to make Spain’s first live TV broadcast using 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology this week. RTVE and Hispasat will collaborate to broadcast the Solemn Changing of the Royal Guard from the Royal Palace in Madrid on 5 July at 12:00pm. Viewers with 4K HDR TV […]

RTVE appoints new TV chief

Spain’s pubcaster, RTVE, has named the head of its Catalonia division has its overall television director. Eladio Jareño (pictured) will succeed José Ramón Díez, who resigned from the post on February 25. Jareño has twice led RTVE Catalonia, once between 2003 and 2004, and then again starting 2014. He has also ran RTVE’s children’s and […]

RTVE reduces losses to €33.6m

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has posted a 2015 loss of €33.6 million (US$37.5 million), though this represents a deficit 70% reduction compared with the previous year. The losses, attributed to the level of contributions from the telecoms and television sectors, were €40 million lower than expected, meaning the broadcaster kept within its budget for the […]

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