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  • Japan plans 8K TV broadcast testing in 2016, with full service by 2020 Tokyo Olympics
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    Japan plans 8K TV broadcast testing in 2016, with full service by 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    By 20 March 2014

    Japanese broadcaster NHK has confirmed it wants to push for 8K broadcasting as soon as possible and will begin testing a service by 2016. NHK wants to offer "a full [8K] broadcasting service by 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics". Currently...

  • Forget 4K, NHK shows off compact 8K TV camera before Japanese broadcast trials
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    Forget 4K, NHK shows off compact 8K TV camera before Japanese broadcast trials

    By 31 May 2013

    Japanese broadcaster and technology innovator NHK plans to trial 8K Super Hi-Vision TV in 2016, and to prepare has built a compact, more-easily managed camera that can capture in the double 4K resolution. The company will use a custom-built H.265 (HEVC)...

  • The next big thing... TV that watches you
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    The next big thing... TV that watches you

    By 1 June 2011

    Japanese broadcasting giant NHK has been tinkering with some future tech again, and has come up with a new idea that could revolutionise television viewing; a TV that watches its viewers. Much like Virgin Media's TiVo boxes, and a few other intelligent...

  • NHK World TV launches on Freesat
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    NHK World TV launches on Freesat

    By 20 April 2009

    Freesat, the free-to-air digital satellite TV service, has announced the launch of the international news service NHK World TV from 21 April. NHK World TV provides English language news, analysis and culture from a Japanese and Asian perspective to over...

  • Japanese broadcasters unveil Super Hi-Vision TV
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    Japanese broadcasters unveil Super Hi-Vision TV

    By 30 May 2007

    So, SED is down for the count, but don’t rest on your laurels with your current HD set up – Japanese broadcasters NHK recently unveiled a Super Hi-Vision (SHV) system to "astonished journalists". Super Hi-Vision boasts a mind-boggling resolution of...