Global 8K TV shipments to pass 900,000 units in 2019

Worldwide shipments of 8K Ultra High Definition TVs will climb from just 2,700 units in 2015 to 911,000 units in 2019, according to IHS. The research firm claims that the advent of 8K broadcasting in Japan for the 2020 Olympics will spur a “new round of resolution increases” and that large, 65-inch screen TVs will account […]

NHK and FIFA team up for 8K World Cup

Japanese public broadcaster NHK and football’s world governing body FIFA are joining forces to cover the Women’s World Cup in 8K. NHK, which took an early lead with high definition and subsequently 4K, is also at the forefront of trialling the new 8K standard. For the World Cup it will have public 8K screenings of […]

DTT to remain pre-eminent platform in Europe

DTT will remain the pre-eminent TV viewing platform in Europe “for the foreseeable future,” despite radio-frequency spectrum pressures, according to a new report.  The ‘Roadmap for the evolution of DTT’ study, co-authored by Digital TV standards body DigiTAG and Analysys Mason, said that the re-allocation of the 700 MHz band will reduce the total spectrum available […]

NHK to showcase 8K content

Japanese public broadcaster NHK is due showcase its super-high definition 8K format at the Cannes Film Festival next month.  NHK will hold a public screening of content in the cutting edge format, including what it claims is the first film to be shot in 8K – a short called Beauties À  La  Carte. The Japanese broadcaster […]