Who are we?

The Chair of RTVE in UPM arises from an agreement signed in January 2015 between Radio Televisión Española (Spanish Radio and Television Corporation) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid by means of Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación. This agreement will allow a strategic collaboration between the two institutions, in order to carry out training, research, study and dissemination activities.

Some of the areas of study of the Chair, are the following:

  • To carry out field tests with the audio/video encoding standard (HEVC), for DVB-T2 (Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial 2) in HD and 4K, and also for DVB-S2 (Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite 2) in 4K, because of their future establishment in all cases.

  • To conduct experiences with eMBMS services (enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services) in mobile communications networks LTE (4G), as a complement to terrestrial television broadcasting and coexistence along with DVB-T2.

  • To explore the possibilities of the MPEG-DASH standard, analysing its ability to produce an adaptative streaming to avoid, if it is possible, problems experienced by users such as intermittent signal, loss of audio/video quality when network conditions change or significant delays at the beginning.

  • To search for improvements in efficiency and quality in the distribution of audiovisual content, and that is clearly perceived by the citizens.

  • The activities of the Chair are supported by the Visual Telecommunication Application Group (G@TV), along with its experience and its research.