July 29, 2013 07.20 Europe/London By Robert Briel

hispasat-dishHispasat will soon announce the commissioning of a new Ultra HD channel, Hispasat 4K, which will be available to the industry.
The Spanish satellite operator made the statement at the occasion of the signing of an agreement with public broadcaster RTVE, Abertis Telecom and production studio Apuntolapospo at the Prado Museum, on the production of a 50 minute documentary to be shot in 4K.
The documentary will be based on the history of the Madrid gallery and the works of art housed there.
Hispasat is currently developing technology required to efficiently broadcast 4K material. The operator has already made various 4K broadcasts in Spain and Brazil, as well as several European countries.
“The co production agreement reached for the documentary on the Prado Museum reflects Hispasat’s interest in driving the development of UHD and promoting awareness of Spanish culture across the globe,” according to a press release.
“Hispasat is working on a number of projects with the aim of stimulating UHD development. The company is currently closing a number of agreements with technological partners to raise awareness of the new technology amongst producers and viewers alike. For example, they recently came to an agreement with LG.”