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NHK begins 4K, 8K high-definition test broadcasting

Public broadcaster NHK on Monday started 4K and 8K ultra high-definition test broadcasting on its BS satellite channels, aiming to verify the technology and popularize it ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The resolution of 4K broadcasting is roughly four times as detailed as that of the currently available format, while 8K broadcasting, which is making its world debut, offers 16 times finer resolution.

Viewers cannot watch 4K and 8K broadcasting with conventional television sets or tuners. NHK will place 8K televisions at its broadcasting centers nationwide for visitors to experience.

NHK, officially known as Japan Broadcasting Corp., will offer 8K broadcasting of the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics as well as swimming and track and field events.

Public viewing events for 8K broadcasting are also planned in six venues including in Tokyo and Osaka.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is planning to start 4K and 8K broadcasting by 2018 and popularize it in time for the Tokyo Games.

Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp

 via @videomageu

Japan makes 4K commitment

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications says the country is likely to have between 19 and 22 4K channels on air by 2018. Some Japanese broadcasters, notably JSAT’s SkyPerfecTV, are already transmitting UHD programming.

The Ministry says that these 4K channels are a precursor to the even higher quality 8K ‘Super Hi Vision’ broadcasts already being tested, and with one 8K channel planned for 2018 ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

This year’s upcoming Rio Olympics will not be carrying 4K transmissions but there will be an 8K channel beamed to Tokyo on an experimental basis.

At the moment, the Ministry intends that Japanese public service broadcaster, NHK, will operate one 4KTV and one 8KTV channel. The remaining 18-21 4K channels will be operated by various commercial broadcasters, including both free-to-air channels and pay channels.
The Ministry has invited public and industry comments, and will then make a further statement. However, this autumn it is reported that broadcasters will have to make a firm commitment as to their 4K plans and whether they will be applying to offer a 4K channel for 2018 – or otherwise.

The upcoming MIPTV programming market in Cannes (April 4th – 7th) will have dedicated 4K sessions (from NHK, SkyPerfecTV and other broadcasters and programme makers) on Ultra-HD’s progress.

source: http://advanced-television.com/2016/02/18/japan-makes-dramatic-4k-commitment/

Panasonic unvailed its 4K TX-65CZ950 OLED TV

Panasonic announced at the IFA technology show in Berlin that it will boost its 4K Pro range of premium TVs with an 65” OLED model with stunning picture quality tuned and approved by a leading Hollywood colourist. Read the rest of this entry »

IP broadcast infrastructure will take up to 10 years to complete for majority of broadcasters

Quantel and Snell today released the results of a global survey into the industry’s views on IP and 4K adoption. More than 1000 people responded to the survey from small, medium and large-scale public and private broadcast and post organizations across more than 80 countries. The result is a highly informative, real-world review of where the industry is – and where it’s going – with IP and 4K. Read the rest of this entry »

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