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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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.

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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.

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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 : https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/spanish_tv_menu.php

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Apr 292014
 

A total of nine Terrestrial Digital Television channels in Spain are set to close down by May 6th 2014.

This is a result of a 2012 Supreme Court ruling that cancelled out the concession of additional channels to existing broadcasters on the grounds that the concession was made without a public bid and that new operators were therefore deprived of a chance to join the market.

Channels closing down include:

  • La Sexta 3. Movie-based channels with a March audience share of 1.6 percent.
  • Xplora. Hardcore Pawn, in its 10th season, is the most popular program.
  • Nitro. Channel airs shows such as Law And Order and The A Team.
  • La Siete. Specializes in Latin American soaps.
  • Nueve. Re-runs of the most successful shows aired on Telecinco and Cuatro.
  • Net TV. Teleshopping.
  • Veo TV.
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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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Feb 022014
 

Spain’s Canal+ will broadcast the MTV channel from 7 February.

MTV Spain will leaves the TDT free-to-air network, as announced two months ago.

TDT is the Spanish equivalent of the UK Freeview service, offering a number of digital TV channels via a TV aerial.

Many of Spain’s TDT channels are facing a restructuring process which could close up to nine channels..

MTV will be broadcast through Canal+’s DTH (direct-to-home) satellite network.

It is unknown what channel will replace MTV on TDT. Initially it will be replaced by a shopping channel, but some rumours suggest that the slot could be used for the football team Real Madrid to broadcast its own TV channel, Real Madrid TV

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Dec 222013
 

The Spanish national broadcaster RTVE have launched a new HD channel on TDT.

Teledeporte HD has been launched this December.

Teledeporte is the TVE channel dedicated to sport, showing many live sports including football, cycling and Olympics.

Teledeporte HD is a simulcast of the existing Teledeporte channel.

Teledeporte HD becomes the second RTVE HD channel, after TVE HD.

Teledeporte HD can be found on the same frequency as Teledeporte and TVE HD – in many areas this is “Multiplex 22” – frequency 482 MHz.

TDT is the Spanish digital TV system available via a TV aerial. Essentially it is the Spanish version of the UKs Freeview (UK Freeview is not available in Spain!)

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Aug 012013
 

Marca TV stops broadcasting on TDT

Marca TV ceased broadcasting yesterday – 31st July 2013.

Its slot on TDT has been taken by a shopping channel.

MArca TV used to show some sports live, including rights for the Spanish Second Division, the Euroleague, the boxing, and WWE wrestling. Much of this content can now be found on the “Energy” channels on TDT

 

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