Hispasat signs capacity deals for 30º West

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has extended its capacity agreement with RRSat, RTVE and FORTA for distribution of content from 30º West. The Hispasat 1E satellite, situated at this orbital slot, distributes TV and radio channels from the RRSat platform for Europe and America. Hispasat said it is launching a joint program with RRSat, aimed at […]

Microsoft announces Xbox One launch partners

Microsoft has announced the “first wave” of launch partners for its new Xbox One games console, including Netflix, Eurosport and Machinima. In Europe, where Microsoft is due to launch the Xbox One on November 22, the firm announced content partners for seven countries – Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK. Videogame themed […]

Alki David’s FilmOn inks deal with Spain’s RTVE

Over the top service FilmOn has inked a deal with RTVE and will stream the Spanish pubcaster’s content in international markets. An international version of TVE will be launched by FilmOn, the digital service run by Greek entrepreneur Alki David. The revenue-share deal with the Spanish broadcaster involves FilmOn making TVE available on PCs and […]

Hispasat eyes 4K channel launch

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat plans to launch a 4K channel that will allow the industry to broadcast in the ultra high-definition standard.  The firm said it will soon formally announce the commissioning of the channel, in its latest show of support for the ultra HD technology. The news came as Hispasat signed an agreement with […]

RTVE and EBU demo UHDTV over DVB-T2

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has teamed up with the European Broadcasting Union and other industry partners to showcase the broadcasting of ultra high-definition TV on a digital-terrestrial network at the Mobile World Congress. RTVE, together with the EBU, Abertis Telecom and a number of other partners have implemented what they say is the first Ultra […]

Spanish pubcaster combines internet and TV units

RTVE has merged its online division with its main TV unit. The two were previously distinct entities and the move comes as the Spanish public broadcaster continues to look for cost savings.
 The merger of rtve.es into the TV division has reportedly met with resistance from organisations representing workers in the online division, which claim […]

HbbTV makes headway in Spain and Poland

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE is adding HbbTV interactivity to two of its channels, while Poland’s TVP has completed a trial of the interactive TV standard. RTVE has launched HbbTV services alongside its 24h and TVE International channels. Users with connected TV sets that receive the channels via satellite will be able to access the RTVE.es […]

RTVE may drop services after budget cuts

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE could be forced to close a number of its thematic channels or sell premium soccer rights after the country’s government announced plans to slash its annual budget. The new government, which was elected at the end of 2011, is looking to cut €200 million from the broadcaster’s budget. 
This comes as […]