NHK to broadcast Olympics in 8K

NHK, the Japanese pubcaster, will provide 8K coverage of the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic games in Tokyo. The broadcaster will cover seven Olympic disciplines in 8K – athletics, swimming, judo, football, table tennis, badminton, and volleyball – along with the opening and closing ceremonies. NHK said that its 8K Paralympics coverage will extend to four […]

NHK World-Japan launches on Roku

Japanese public service broadcaster, NHK, has launched its English-language channel, NHK World-Japan, on the Roku streaming platform in the US. NHK World-Japan offers a range of international news and Asian lifestyle content, including original NHK programmes and hourly news bulletins from Tokyo and NHK’s other bureaus around the world. Viewers can also tune into programmes […]

NHK taps Eutelsat for ‘world first’ 8K network

Japanese broadcaster NHK has partnered with satellite operator Eutelsat Communications to launch what the pair claim to be the world’s first 8K network; BS8K. The initial live broadcast of the channel took place on December 2 from the Vatican with images transmitted to Tokyo via the Eutelsat 12 West B satellite via a mobile uplink provided […]

Report: Sony, Panasonic, NHK partner on 8K

Sony and Panasonic are reportedly partnering with NHK to develop technology for 8K resolution TVs. According to a report by Asian business newspaper, Nikkei, the three companies are joining with others to form an “all-Japanese alliance” that will split the development costs. Broadcaster NHK will reportedly oversee the development of 8K broadcast standards, while Sony […]

NHK World now available on Astra in HD

Channel distributor Japan International Broadcasting has signed a long-term deal with satellite operator SES to broadcast Japanese international channel NHK World TV in HD on the Astra 1KR satellite at the 19.2° East orbital slot. The channel is now available via the satellite, with standard-definition version currently simulcast to allow a transition from SD to […]

NBC to provide 4K Olympics coverage

NBC Olympics will provide distribution partners with 4K, Ultra HD coverage of the Rio Olympics this summer. NBC said it will deliver 4K, UHD coverage to cable, satellite and telco providers and other partner on a one day delay. This UHD footage will include the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, track and field, judo, […]

NHK launching English-language VoD

Japanese public broadcaster NHK is launching an English-language video-on-demand service next week. NHK World, the broadcaster’s international service, will start to make content available on-demand from June 15.  NHK said the free VoD service will initially comprise 13 recently transmitted programmes before being gradually expanded as rights are cleared. The launch line-up includes Asia insight, […]

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 […]

NHK World TV launches on TVPlayer in the UK

NHK World TV, the English-language news and lifestyle television network from Japanese public broadcaster NHK, has launched on the TVPlayer live streaming service in the UK. The deal was agreed between NHK’s distribution company Japan International Broadcasting and Simplestream, which owns and operates TVPlayer – a UK OTT platform that streams more than 50 live […]

NHK revamps international service

NHK is revamping its NHK World TV service with a raft of new content. The Japanese pubcaster said today that there will be a greater number of original programmes on the international channel and it will move into new categories of programming including movies and classical Japanese theatre. There will also be more extensive news […]