RTVE to give the keys to its Ultra High Definition broadcasts at the 4K HDR Summit 2023
- Spanish public broadcaster Radiotelevisión Pública Española will start broadcasting in Ultra High Definition from 15 February 2024.
- Ángel García Castillejo, Director of Audiovisual Policies, Public Service and International at RTVE, and Víctor Sánchez, Director of Media and Operations at TVE, will be in charge of presenting the Corporation’s plans on Monday 13 November.
RTVE’s commitment to remain at the global forefront in UHD-4K remains stronger than ever. Spanish Public Broadcasting approved in the middle of this year to take a step forward in terms of quality free-to-air television, with the decision to start regular broadcasts in Ultra High Definition (UHD-4K) on the RGE2 multiplex by the current National Technical Plan for DTT, from 15 February 2024.
It will be at the 4K HDR Summit 2023, which will take place on 13 and 14 November at the Polo Nacional de Contenidos Digitales, and virtually on 15 and 16 November, where RTVE will reveal all the technical details of how they are preparing for it. Ángel García Castillejo, Director of Audiovisual Policies, Public Service and International at RTVE, and Víctor Sánchez, Director of Media and Operations at TVE, will be responsible for explaining RTVE’s plans and technical details to the accredited professionals at the ninth edition of the 4K HDR Summit.
The main sporting events, in UHD thanks to RTVE
At the last edition of the 4K HDR Summit, RTVE announced the broadcasting of the Qatar World Cup in UHD-4K free-to-air on DTT in HDR quality. The announcement was made by Víctor Sánchez and Ángel García Castillejo.
This was the first global DTT broadcast in UHD-4K of an event of the level of complexity and duration of a football World Cup. Moreover, in the following months, already during the year 2023, RTVE’s interest in Ultra High Definition continued to be very important.
So much so that during the summer it offered the broadcast of two of the most important events of the summer period in UHD. Firstly, the Women’s World Cup in UHD-4K quality on the TVE-UHD channel. Just days after Spain’s triumph in the World Cup, RTVE broadcast the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on the test channel TVE-UHD 2 on DTT, a further commitment by the Spanish public broadcaster to this sport and, in short, to Ultra High Definition.
The ninth edition of the 4K HDR Summit will once again feature RTVE, which will take stock of what has been happening in the broadcasting of sporting events in Ultra High Definition, and all the new developments with a view to regular broadcasts from February 2024.
The conferences of the 4K HDR Summit 2023 can be followed through Medina Media Events’ ‘The Observatory‘. On this platform, attendees will also be able to schedule video meetings with other participants and speakers, as well as visit exclusive online demos. This ninth edition will be held on 13 and 14 November, in person, at the Digital Content Hub in Malaga, and on 15 and 16 November, virtually.