Japan cable companies to launch 4K channel in Dec

Thursday 24 September 2015 | 12:39 CET | News
Thirty-nine Japanese cable television content providers have partnered to launch a national channel dedicated to 4K UHD programming starting in December, Nikkei reports. The initial participants include Jupiter Telecommunications (J:Com) and KDDI. Around 370 companies are expect to gradually join the project. The Japan Cable and Telecommunications Association is inviting content providers to join the initiative, and more than 110 have expressed an intention to take part.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: J:Com / Jupiter Telecommunications / KDDI Corporation UK
Countries: Japan
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