Nov 012017
 

Two new HD channels on TDT in Spain

RTVE will start High Definition (HD) broadcasts on its La 2 and Clan channels on Tuesday, October 31st.

For the Clan HD channel, these transmissions will be made within the second RTVE multiplex, the RGE2, and will be already accessible for all the coverage areas of said multiplex in Spain, the same day 31.

For La 2 HD, which is a territorialized channel, the start-up will take place in stages:

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Jul 192015
 

Browsing the local expat newspapers this weekend, I looked at the adverts from other satellite TV companies in the area.

One advert from one company caught my eye.

One of their installation options offered a “Ferguson Freesat HD digibox”.

However Ferguson do not make a Freesat receiver.

None of their receivers have the Freesat logo, Freesat software, Freesat Programme Guide, or Freesat Automatic Updates.

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Jun 242015
 

The Spanish regulator CMNC has taken action yet again against Mediaset and Atresmedia, the country’s leading commercial broadcasters.

In the case of Mediaset, it has fined the company €229,136 for exceeding the permitted advertising airtime, as stipulated by the General Law on Audiovisual Communication (LGCA), on its channels Telecinco and Cuatro.
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Jun 122015
 

Spain’s Supreme Court will meet on June 23 to decide on whether to order the closure of eight DTT channels.

According to El Economista, the decision, which result in a huge blow for Mediaset and Atresmedia, the country’s two leading broadcasters, has caused a confrontation between by vice president Soraya Sáenz de Santamaria and José Manuel Soria, the industry minister.

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Apr 202015
 

Spain to get three more HD TV channels on TDT.

Spain’s Council of Ministers has announced a public tender for the allocation of six state wide DTT licences.

The licences are for three SD and three HD channels, with each tenderer being able to apply for one in each format.

Feb 192015
 

Spain’s Ministry of Industry has put back by one month the changes to Spanish TV that would see the freeing up of the 700 MHz band. This band has been allocayed for 4G/LTE networks.

El Economista reports that this new delay follows requests by both TV broadcasters and aerial installers (Fenitel).

Reports suggest that about 2.5 million Spanish households have still to retune their receivers, or if they using commula aerial system,have their systems upgraded.

It is estimated that by March 81% of homes will have retuned – 26 percentage points more than in January but still some way short of the 100% target.

The DTT switch was initially scheduled to take place at the beginning of the year but was then put back until the middle of this month.

Dec 212014
 

Spain will get five new Spanish TV channels in 2015.

The Spanish government has confirmed that they will be awarding Spanish TV licences for four new HD and one new SD channels in 2015.
Currently, there are 15 national digital TV channels in Spain:
Six operated by Mediaset (Telecinco, Cuatro, FDF, Divinity, Energy and Boing);
Five by Atresmedia (Antena 3, La Sexta, Neox, Nova and Gol TV);
Two from Veo TV rented to Discovery Max and 13 TV;
Two from Net TV rented to Disney Channel and Paramount Channel.

Dec 212014
 

Spanish TV is due for a few changes in the next few months.

Several Spanish TV channels, that you receive via a TV aerial, are schedule to change frequencies.

This is due to their current frequencies due to be sold off to mobile phone operators for 3G and 4G.

See: http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/10/changes-tdt-spanish-digital-television-changes-tv-spain/

The deadline for his change over was the 31st De3cember 2014.

However, The Spanish government has bowed to the pressure of the industry to delay the switch off until March 31st 2015

For most people, the changes to Spanish TV will simply mean performing a rescan for channels on their set top box or TV

However, those in apartment blocks or communities will have to wait until their “signal head end” is adapted to the new frequencies.

This new delay is due to the fact that by October 2014 less than 10%, and estimates for December 2014 say less than 50%, of buildings in Spain have been adapted for the new Spanish TV frequencies.

Spanish TV channels will continue to be “simulacast” on both old and new frequencies until the new deadline.

 


Oct 282014
 

Changes to TDT – Spanish Digital Television – Changes to TV in Spain

TDT – Television Digital Terrestrial – is broadcast through waves, occupying a part of the frequency spectrum. This spectrum is shared by TV, radio, telephone and other communications.
So far TV has been using those between 21 and 69 channels.
However, in 2007 the European Commission agreed to allocate part of the spectrum occupied by television to mobile phones of the latest generation, known as 4G. In accordance with the European Directive, the Spanish Government stated that before January 1, 2015 channels 61 to 69, ie, the last 9 in the band used so far, will become available for the 4G.
This is what is called Digital Dividend.

So what does this mean?
All television channels broadcasting between channels 61 and 69 in Spain must leave these channels.
These channels will be moved lower in the spectrum.
As a precaution, channel 60 will also be released (Canary Islands).
From the 26th October 2014 channels will start to transmit on their new frequencies.
This means there will be a period where channels are transmitted on two frequencies.

What do I have to do?
If you live in a house with a single antenna installation a simply retune of your TDT set top box will find the channels on their new frequencies.
If you live in an apartment building or community, and use a community aerial facility, this may require old frequency single-channel amplifiers to be changed for new frequency single-channel amplifiers. Hopefully most communities use a programmable TDT amplifier unit, which may require an engineer to reprogram the unit with the new frequencies.

TDT is popular with British expats in Spain, as the majority of channels broadcast films and series in dual audio with original language.
If you require help or assistance with these changes, or require a TV aerial installation to receive TDT, please contact us on : 620 130 292 or info@satandpcguy.com

More information of TDT Digital TV in Spain : http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/spanish_tv_menu.php

Apr 102014
 

Spain’s audiovisual groups have decided which channels will close before 6 May if the government’s position doesn’t change: Xplora, Nitro, laSexta3, La Siete, Nueve, Net TV and Veo TV will all stop broadcasting within the coming weeks.

According to the newspaper El Pais, all the media groups have now made their decisions, although no closure dates have been unveiled.

The only confirmation has come through Twitter, on which Atresmedia’s VP, Mauricio Carlotti, said that the group will close Nitro, Xplora and laSexta3 if the government doesn’t intercede.

The associations of the audiovisual groups and private channels have pointed to the government as being responsible for the closures, and are asking for another solution. However no more moves are expected from the Ministry of Industry.

The Spanish Government, which is also looking to reorganise the radioelectric space in order to free more slots for LTE networks, had 18 months to make a decision since the first Supreme Tribunal’s sentence was published. But after several delays no alternative plan was presented and the Ministry of Industry decided to follow the tribunal’s decision.

source: rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014040933171/spain-sees-seven-dtt-channels-close-to-closure.html#ixzz2ySc7AaZt

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