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New Toshiba UHD TVs to support Japanese 4K broadcast service

Toshiba’s new line of Ultra High Definition 4K TVs will support the new UHD 4K broadcast service from Asian satellite operator and pay TV provider SKY Perfect JSAT.

Toshiba’s new Z Series of UHD TVs, due to launch this autumn, will use a system on a chip provided by media processing solutions firm ViXS Systems.

The ViXS XCode 6400 can decode and display full UHD 4K content in 10-bit Rec 2020 format at 60 frames-per-second, supporting the SKY Perfect JSAT UHD 4K service.

SKY Perfect JSAT’s 4K broadcast service has been live since June. The firm has a fleet of 16 satellites and also provides multi-channel pay TV services in Japan, where it has 3.5 million subscribers.