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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

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Canada set for biggest ever TV production in FIFA’s women’s football

As the countdown to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ continues with just 50 days to go, FIFA is pleased to reveal plans for its biggest and most advanced broadcast production for a women’s football tournament. FIFA’s production will include top match directors, up to 22 state-of-the-art cameras and ultra-high definition visuals. Read the rest of this entry »

4K Ultra HD TV Broadcasting Not on the Agenda for Rio Olympics

While the consumer electronics industry heavily promoted 4K Ultra HD TVs last month at CES, the broadcast division of the International Olympic Committee has “no plans for 4K TV broadcasting” during the 2016 Rio Olympics, the next major globally televised event.

“There is no demand from our rights holders for 4K,” asserted Yiannis Exarchos, CEO of Olympic Broadcast Services. “We have to take our cue from broadcasters.”
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First-time regional viewing of 13.3 inch 8K adds to the Super HiVision excitement at IBC Content Everywhere MENA

Super Hi-Vision is the biggest video system in the world. At 8K resolution it has 16 times the detail of today’s high definition television. On giant screens it is a stunning experience – and now NHK have developed a system that puts 8K anywhere.

NHK’s Super Hi-Vision system is being demonstrated in the Middle East for the first time between 20 – 22 January 2015 at IBC Content Everywhere MENA, a three day exhibition and conference which will bring together the leaders from the converging world of media, telecoms and IT.

In addition to this being the first time that 8K will be demonstrated in the MENA region, this will also be the first time that 8K is seen displayed on portable screen outside Japan. The 13.3 inch OLED screen has been developed by Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, and it will be in action alongside some very much larger displays, showing the flexibility and immersive power of high resolution video.

This incredible, handheld 8K screen uses a high resolution with 664ppi, going far beyond visual limitations, creating a picture that is better than high quality printing. This means that the OLED displays videos in higher quality than photographs, producing an image that appeals to the viewer’s senses. Despite its small 13.3 inch display, the image is so sharp that it provides a close-up three dimensional effect. Whilst still in prototype phase, this development proves that 8K is not only for the big screen, but could also be used to provide a truly immersive experience on personal devices such as tables or notebooks.

NHK has been responsible for some of the most important developments in television, including the plasma screen, HD and satellite television. Super Hi-Vision is its biggest technical challenge yet, and it aims to broadcast it to homes in Japan by 2018.

Demonstration material to be shown at IBC Content Everywhere includes remarkable coverage of games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Also on the programme will be video created for art galleries and museums in Japan, showing how the system is ideal for public spaces and events.

Visit NHK at stand number G10.

IBC Content Everywhere MENA will be held in the Madinat Jumeirah, in Dubai, 20 – 22 January 2015.

www.ibcce.org

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