Japan to begin 4K, 8K HD broadcasting by 2018

Tuesday 2 September 2014 | 21:50 CET | News
The government of Japan aims to start 4K and 8K ultra-high-definition broadcasting on BS channels by 2018 in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, The Japan Times writes. The country's Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said the government will begin test broadcasting in 2016, when Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympics, and upgrade it to full-scale broadcasting as soon as possible, according to the report. In June, Japan launched the world's first test 4K broadcasts, using communications satellite TV channels of Sky Perfect JSAT Holdings.

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