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Thanks to the World Cup (of Soccer) Japanese owners of 4K TV sets will have access to a genuine UltraHD, 3840x2160-pixel broadcast as soon as 2014. Japan will use its network of communications satellites to make the broadcast a reality, if successful it will be the first 4K/UltraHD broadcast that is not a demo
. The move brings 4K brodcasting to Japan 2 years ahead of schedule, and plans are now in place to roll out 8K in 2016.
"Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications had originally planned to air 4K TV content in 2016, but the earlier starting date suggests that the government is keen to take action to support the country’s struggling electronics makers, which saw HDTV sales fall by 66% last year."
"it’s worth noting that the development of 8K TV, or Super-high Definition TV, is also well underway in Japan, with test broadcasts for that format slated for 2016."
Mark Henninger (aka Imagic)