Rai to debut Europe's first 8K channel next year

Thursday 21 February 2019 | 10:46 CET | News
Italy's Rai has announced that it intends to be the first European broadcaster to air 8K content next year, coinciding with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The broadcaster's plans were presented at a conference held in the country's Chamber of Deputies in Rome, complete with previews of 8K content including a video focusing on Leonardo's Last Supper.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Eutelsat / NHK / RAI / TivuSat
Countries: Italy
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