Welcome to the webpage of the Chair of RTVE in UPM

The Chair of RTVE in UPM consolidates a long trajectory of collaboration between Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) and the Visual Telecommunication Application Group (Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales) of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Both entities have participated together in projects and initiatives for the last 10 years, such as the promotion of the Digital Television during the DTT deployment, innovating trials of High Definition signal or the launch of interactive services and Hybrid TV. Because of this intense cooperation, both entities decided to create a stable collaboration framework in 2014 with the following objectives:

The creation agreement of the Chair of RTVE in UPM was signed on 15th January 2015.

Recent news

Televés, RTVE and Cellnex Telecom launch an experimental channel in 4K in Santiago de Compostela

09/05/2018

During the next months, the area of Santiago de Compostela will have an experimental DTT broadcast channel with 4K Ultra High Definition from the broadcasting center located in Monte Pedroso. It is a project promoted by Televés, Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) and Cellnex Telecom that will allow technical tests for the future commercial exploitation of UHD and other advanced features of DTT, such as the mobile reception.

Videos:
LINK TELEXORNAL 1 TVE GALICIA DAY 3-05-2018
LINK TELEXORNAL 2 TVE GALICIA DAY 3-05-2018

Links:
Panorama Audiovisual

Participation of the Chair in the 5G FORUM of Malaga

08/05/2018

On April 25th and 26th, in Malaga took place the first meeting held in Spain about 5G technology. There were 25 presentations and round tables related to the deployment of 5G, Smart Cities, connected cars, entertainment...

Adolfo Muñoz (RTVE) and José Manuel Menéndez (UPM) talked about the remote and virtualized production of live events with 5G networks. Moreover, they explained the activities that RTVE and ETSIT-UPM are carrying out in 5G-Media european project, as well as the activities of the Chair in the field of 5G.

Links:
Panorama Audiovisual

RTVE and UPM together with Cellnex offered the "Misa del Gallo", in live from the Vatican in 4K HDR

10/01/2018

On December the 24th, the "Misa del Gallo" was broadcast in live in 4K HDR from the Vatican. The liturgical celebration began at 21:30h and it was offered on the 4K channels of Cellnex, in Madrid (channel 32), in Barcelona (channel 43), in Seville (channel 36) and in Malaga (channel 26).

With this activity, the Chair continues its commitment to the innovation of the audiovisual technology.

Link:
Panorama Audiovisual

Participation in the II Conference about the Innovation and Digital Transformation of RTVE

20/12/2017

Last Thursday, 14th December, RTVE organised its second edition of the conference "Innovation and Digital Transformation". This conference was inagurated by Enrique Alejo (RTVE corporative general director).

Adolfo Muñoz and José Manuel Menéndez participated in this event to explain the activities carried out by the Chair in 2017. Some of these activities are: the participation in the conference "Challenges and opportunities of 5G technology in the production of audiovisual content" in June, the first live broadcast in 4K HDR in Spain with the Solemn Changing of the Royal Guard from the Royal Palace in Madrid in July or the organization of a workshop in the Bit Experience in October.

Video

Links:
RTVE, Panorama Audiovisual

The Chair has participated in BIT Experience, in the workshop about the first live TV broadcast in Spain in 4K HDR

05/10/2017

On October the 4th, a workshop about the first live TV broadcast in Spain in 4K HDR technology took place. The Chair was in charge of organizing this workshop to offer the details about the broadcast of the Solemn Changing of the Royal Guard from the Royal Palace in Madrid on July the 5th.

The session was conducted by Miguel Ángel Bona (RTVE) and the participants in the round table were: Raúl Hernández (RTVE), Jorge de la Torre (Abacanto), Guillermo Niño (Dolby) and Santiago Mata (Cellnex).

Links:
Europa Press, Panorama Audiovisual, Ifema, Noroeste Madrid, El Economista, La Vanguardia

First live broadcast in 4K HDR in Spain

10/07/2017

The Chair has participated in a live TV broadcast in Spain in 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology. Several companies collaborate in offering the broadcast of the Solemn Changing of the Royal Guard from the Royal Palace in Madrid on July the 5th at 12.00h.

The 4K or Ultra High Definition (UHD) is one of the major technological revolutions of the audiovisual and evolves towards the HDR (High Dynamic Range), a new standard of image quality that increases brightness and balances light and dark areas.

The broadcast is part of the activities of the Chair of RTVE in UPM, established in 2015, which has led to the development of a number of UHD experiences for these two years.

Links:
RTVE, Hurí, Panorama Audiovisual, El Diario, La Vanguardia, El Confidencial, Faro de Vigo, El Mundo

The Chair of RTVE in UPM participates in the "Challenges and opportunities of 5G technology in the production of audiovisual content" conference

03/07/2017

The conference "Challenges and opportunities of 5G technology in the production of audiovisual content", organized by the Royal Academy of Engineering and with the collaboration of RTVE, took place on June the 28th. In this conference four round tables were organized to explain the state of 5G technology in content production.

José Manuel Menéndez (director of the Chair of RTVE in UPM) and Adolfo Muñoz (director of emission, networks and communication in RTVE) spoke about the activities of the Chair, the 5G technology and the 5G Media european project where RTVE and UPM participate together with other partners.

In this link you can see the program of the conference, along with the slides of the speakers.



The Chair of RTVE in UPM, recognized at the Dolby Innovative Awards

23/06/2017

The ceremony of the III edition of the Dolby Innovative Awards took place on June the 14th, which recognizes the work that the different partners of Dolby carry out to improve the entertainment experience, using the technological innovations that the company develops.

The Chair has been rewarded for the collaboration established for the analysis and implementation of Dolby audio and video technologies in terrestrial broadcasting, with the idea of bringing the audiovisual innovation to all viewers.

Press release (RTVE)
Webpage of ETSIT
Cine&Tele
Audiovisual451
Cameraman

GATV participates in the LC Madrid "Digit All" Workshop

11/05/2017

The Visual Telecommunication Application Group (GATV) has collaborated in the event organized in Madrid by the Eurielec-EESTEC LC association. The event was attended by 22 engineering students from different european cities. The Workshop, "Digit All", was about the digital transformation. The attendees visited the facilities and equipment of the Chair of RTVE in UPM and the GATV, discussing about technological innovation such as Ultra High Definition, Accessibility, AC4 audio and the new HbbTV.

An article about Dolby AC-4 has been published in DVB Scene, with a mention to the Chair

02/03/2017

Elfed Howells, Business Group Director at Dolby, has published in DVB Scene March 2017 an article about Dolby AC-4. This article mentions the live AC-4 trial of the Chair of RTVE in UPM since summer 2016. You can find the article on page 10.

DVB Scene March 2017

The Chair of RTVE in UPM is renewed to impulse the technological development of media contents

23/01/2017

RTVE and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, by means of FUNDETEL (Fundación Rogelio Segovia para el Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones), signed the agreement to renew the Chair of RTVE in this university last Friday, January the 20th. The Chair, created in January 2015, includes the strategic collaboration among both entities in training, research, academic and dissemination activities. The event was presided by Guillermo Cisneros, UPM's Principal.

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Press release (RTVE)
Webpage of UPM