Trade association UHD Spain has been given the green light to launch experimental UHD broadcasts by the Spanish government.
The association announced that the tests will take place in “practically all the provincial capitals and in some additional important cities”.
The experimental broadcasts are aimed at making the move to UHD content easier and prepare for a future when both UHD and DVB-T2 will be available in the country.
This is despite the fact that not all of the country’s broadcasters have even moved to HD. A deadline of January 1st 2023 has been pushed back a year to allow more time.
Last week Spanish broadcaster RTVE revealed it will broadcast 20 games from the FIFA World Cup in 4K HDR on its free-to-air channel.
According to the company, it is the first global broadcast of such an event in 4K UHD.