Televisión de Galicia (CRTVG) has become the first Spanish public channel to carry out a live broadcast using 5G technology with connectivity provided by Telefónica.
The live connection was made from Monte del Gozo, in Santiago de Compostela for the `Telexornal mediodia´ of the Galician regional channel.
Commenting on the milestone, Mercedes Fernández, manager of innovation at Telefónica España, said: “5G represents a revolutionary change in live broadcasts of the media, by making them more efficient and flexible. In fact, the media is one of the sectors that will obtain the greatest benefits with the arrival of 5G together with industry and the connected car”.
Sara González, director of the technological and media support Area of CRTVG added: “the commitment to innovation of the Galician Radio and Television Corporation takes place in projects like this, with the exploration of new technologies that may be application to improve our broadcasts and live broadcasts, through collaboration with companies and technological institutions. CRTVG was one of the first channels in Spain to implement 4G technology for live broadcasts. The 5G, among other advantages, will allow to increase the reliability of the retransmissions, to increase the quality of the transmitted image thanks to its great bandwidth and to reduce the delays”.
The initiative has also had the collaboration of Nokia as a supplier of the 5G radio infrastructure in the Telefónica network, while the 5G backpack of the Dutch manufacturer Mobile Viewpoint B.V has been supplied by its distributor in Spain Ges-IT S.L.
During the last four years, CRTVG has completed a multi-channel digitisation and opening process, committed to technological innovation and process improvement as well as, in terms of content, to exploring new languages and platforms. In addition to the digitisation of the production and archiving processes, TVG is the only TV station in Spain with more than one channel to offer all its content in HD, and the first in the autonomous region to launch a channel entirely on YouTube.