HISPASAT provides a satellite link to the UCM Summer Courses in El Escorial

July 2, 2018

• Once again this the operator is collaborating with the Complutense University of Madrid, providing spatial capacity and equipment to broadcast the television signals.

• HISPASAT will offer this service through its H30W-6 satellite.

MADRID, 02 July 2018. HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite-based telecommunications operator, will once again this year be the technological sponsor of the 2018 Summer Courses organised by the Complutense University of Madrid which are held between 2 and 27 July in the El Escorial - María Cristina Royal University Centre.

Once again HISPASAT is collaborating with the Complutense University providing a technological solution which allows the television signals to be broadcast through a satellite link. This service can be used by information services and television programmes in order to send images and news about the current course topics which are created and distributed by the Complutense University TV production company (UCMTV).

This service will be provided through the Hispasat 30W-6 (H30W-6) satellite. This new HISPASAT satellite, launched in March, is already operating from its orbital position in 30º West and began offering telecommunications services on 26 June. With a useful life of 15 years, the H30W-6 will also offer video contribution and cellular backhaul services, as well as business solutions and broadband internet in its coverage areas: Europe, North-east Africa and the American continent.


Since 1988, the Complutense University of Madrid Summer Courses have been internationally renowned as a forum for intellectual exchange. The courses aim to be a wide-ranging meeting in response to society's current challenges. Scientists, politicians, economists, writers, journalists and authors debate and reflect about current topics during the courses.


HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. HISPASAT is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese audiovisual content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband and connectivity services which include Internet access, mobility and the extension of mobile networks, in addition to other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.

Press contact:

Iñaki Latasa – tel. +34 91 710 25 40 – ilatasa@hispasat.es / comunicacion@hispasat.es