International. Televisión Española, TVE, is the division of RTVE that manages public television at the state level in Spain. It is present with its broadcasts on five continents via satellite and through the main cable operators in Europe, America and Asia. Its national services are La 1, La 2, 24h, Clan and Teledeporte. The international TVE Internacional, 24h Internacional, Star HD, Clan Internacional and TVE 4K.
Torrespaña is the name of the headquarters of the TVE Information Services next to the communications tower of the same name. There are produced the news and informative programs of the Spanish public channels La 1, La 2 and 24 Horas. The Interactive Media division of RTVE (iRTVE) is also based in this complex.
From the continuities of Torrespaña 22 broadcast channels can be broadcast, of which currently only 6 are broadcast in high definition. For this reason, the Technical Area of Television of TVE has undertaken the renewal of the environment 1-2 of continuity adapting it to new technologies and thus allowing the emissions of 10 channels of simulcast emission in HD-SDI and SD-SDI. Among them, the broadcasts will be made in both HD-SDI and SD-SDI of "LA1 Nacional", "LA1 de Madrid", "LA2 Nacional" and "24Horas", the main channels produced by TVE.
AEQ has been awarded item 8 of the Lot of Broadcast Monitors for the renovation of environments 1 and 2 of its continuity in Torrespaña (Madrid).
A monitoring bridge and several desktop computers have been installed, with remote control by software, including:
• 59 units QS7024 HD monitor 24" FHD Quadsplit, capable of representing 4 simultaneous signals each.
• 10 x LM7024 HD/3G Monitor units. Monitor de 24" FHD
• 2 x LM8018 HD/3G Monitor units. Monitor de 18" FHD
• 8 x LM8009 HD/3G Monitor units. Monitor de 9" FHD
• 5 LM7504A11 units, Set of 4 4" HD monitors.
The monitors have important functions such as measurement: vectorscope and waveform, insert informative texts for each channel associated with each of the monitors of presence of the signal of output of continuity towards emission, the logo and name of the chain of emission, time code of the program that is at that moment in emission, Vumeter of the audio signal being emitted, etc ... All this facilitates the supervision of the correct functioning of the emissions, being able to avoid possible manual errors.
The remote control software, developed to suit the needs of TVE, has facilitated the rapid creation of different Layouts, providing safeguards and allowing their recovery in case of need. It also allows individual input to each monitor of which the monitoring bridge makes up, being able to make all the necessary adjustments at the level of video input selection, display vúmetros, tally, UMD with the name of the source (both static and dynamic with TSL protocol).
The alarm system included in the software gives the user the possibility of having certain alarms declared both Audio and Video. At a quick glance and through the audio prompt, you can see if there is a problem in any available video source, being very operational and easy in the system configuration.
The entire project has been led by the commercial manager of AEQ for TVE Guadalupe López, in coordination with Video Engineering and Product Manager of AEQ. On behalf of TVE, the Directorate of the Technical Area of Television and the Directorate of Operations have intervened.