Hybrid STB to boost HDTV take-up

The Spanish Palco HD TV consortium, lead by Hispasat, has unveiled its plans for a combo satellite and terrestrial receiver which aims to promote HD television in the country, reports Broadband TV News.
The consortium consists of Hispasat, CRTVE, TV3, Telefonica Audiovisual Services, Ericsson, Gsertel, Promax, Televes, the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the National Federation of Telecommunications Installers (FENITEL).
Hispasat is a distributor of HD channels and currently broadcasts 35 HD as well as two 3D channels on its satellite platform.
Hipasat leads the Palco HD2 project whose main objective is to continue with the validation process and development of the technologies applied in HD enabling commercial development of HD services in Spain.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 28th March 2012