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Spain's Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce wants its broadcasters to identify the nature of what are labelled as HD broadcasts.

For the moment, TVE HD, Antena 3 HD, Telecinco HD and laSexta HD transmit in high def to the Spanish nation and there are also several regional broadcasters transmitting with this technology such as TV3 HD, Aragón 2 HD, Canal 9 HD, 7RM HD, Telemadrid HD, Canal Sur HD, TPA HD and TV Canarias HD.

However, not all of these comply with the official designation of what HD is and so the Ministry plans to mandate them to identify which ones are real HD and which ones are not.

In reality the only real HD transmissions are those of national public broadcaster Television Española's (TVE) which shoots HD in native form. The rest of broadcasts only retake their original signals and turn it into HD. So these channels only offer some of their programs in real HD, while as for the rest they broadcast content in SD with half of the lines of High Definition.

In the case of Antena 3, the Grupo Planeta's broadcaster has been offering HD content which in reality is not real HD: it is only SD contents with a HD logo on them.

The Ministry is drafting a law which will oblige the channels to identify real HD transmissions and differentiate them from the ones not being HD.