ITU approves as standard after no broadcaster opposition
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has approved Japanese broadcaster NHK's Super Hi-Vision system as the standard for 8K video. The format proposal was unopposed by other broadcasters during a consultation period, which allowed the ITU to send letters to its members late last week, confirming it as the adopted standard.
Sharp makes 85-inch LCD with 8k image support
Sharp has teamed up with Japanese broadcaster NHK on a prototype 85-inch LCD set that is the first to support a native 7680x4320 resolution. The much denser image lets it receive NHK's recently tested Super Hi-Vision broadcasts without losing any detail. Super Hi-Vision offers 16 times the resolution of 1080p HDTV, and NHK plans on sending out trial broadcasts in 2020.
NHK successfully test global 8k TV broadcast
Japanese broadcaster NHK has collaborated with NTT Electronics to successfully conduct an international test broadcast of Super Hi-Vision 8k resolution TV. As the technology uses a resolution four times higher than 1080p, it can be difficult to transmit the bandwidth without signal degradation. Along with the high-resolution imagery, the accompanying soundtrack can include up to 22.2 channels. NHK was able to successfully send the transmission from all the way around the globe (80,000km) with just a 0.3 second lag.
BBC, NHK send first SHV show from the UK to Japan
The BBC, in conjunction with Japanese public broadcaster NHK, have collaborated to not only film a live performance with a Super Hi-Vision camera at 7,680x4,320 (8K) resolution, but sent the live broadcast to Japan. The Charlatans performed for the first-of-its-kind broadcast, which is four times sharper than 1080p HDTV resolution. Super Hi-Vision technology was developed by NHK.