Hispasat hosts Euro HDTV Forum

Spain's satellite operator Hispasat has hosted in Madrid, over two days, more than fifty professionals from the main companies and organizations of the European audiovisual sector during the VIII European HDTV Meetng, supported by the European Commission.

Participants included SES Astra, the BBC, CARTV, EBU, Eutelsat, Impulsa TDT, Mediaset RAI, PT Comunicaçoes, Premiere, RTVE, Sky Italia, Sogecable, Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales, SVT, TV3 and ZDF.

Executives debated the future both of high definition TV in the continent and of new technologies such as 3D and ultra definition TV (Super High Vision).

During these meetings the participants highlighted the importance of HDTV in the present economic situation since this technology maintains a "strong" appeal for European economic development. Numerous European operators also presented their own progresses in the HDTV field.

Since its beginning Hispasat has represented Spain's HDTV Forum in the corresponding European Forum. The satellite operator prides itself on the innovation and the quality services provided by HDTV and 3D TV as differentiating elements placing satellite solutions at the forefront.

Hispasat already transmits several HD channels on Sogecable's pay TV operator Digital+ and Portuguese operators ZON TV Cabo and Meo Sat. Also the company is working on other HD projects such as Proyecto Palco HD co-financed by the country's Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry.