Telefónica, TVE to produce new international signal for coronation
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 16 June 2014
The coronation ceremony of Spain's new king has captured international attention, and the event's programming is to be produced by Telefónica from inside Parliament and TVE from outside.
The Spanish public channel was awarded the production of all ceremonial proceedings in Madrid and the arrival of new king Felipe VI to the royal palace. Telefónica, which has been in charge of producing programming for Parliament in recent years, will be responsible for the HD production inside Congress, in which the coronation will take place.
Speculation about whether TVE would broadcast the entire ceremony has appeared in the Spanish media over the past week, although none of the networks involved have made public statements.
In addition to the signal production, TVE will be dedicating most of its programming to the coronation ceremony. Its news programmes will be broadcast from the royal palace on 18-19 June (when the ceremony takes place).
Special shows and documentaries about the new and the old king will also be broadcast. During the day of the ceremony, TVE's programming will exclusively focus on the event for 24 hours.