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NHK tests 8K at Winter Olympics

NHK tests 8K at Winter Olympics | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has a small technical team at the Sochi Winter Olympics testing and recording events in 8K, Super Hi-Vision.


The engineers have built a special theatre in the main Olympic complex at Sochi and equipped it with a Panasonic 145” display, plus 22.2-channel surround sound.


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Comcast to use Winter Olympics to promote 4K Ultra HD programming

Comcast to use Winter Olympics to promote 4K Ultra HD programming | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Comcast has announced that it was partnering with Samsung to deliver 4K programming through an app it will introduce this year for Samsung Ultra HD TVs.

In addition to delivering over-the-top 4K video to connected TVs, Comcast will also deploy new customer premise equipment capable of decoding 4K video that is compressed using HEVC (high efficiency video coding technology).

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4K TV comes to the Winter Olympics, but you won't be able to watch it

4K TV comes to the Winter Olympics, but you won't be able to watch it | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Over the last couple of months murmurings swirled that electronics companies and TV networks were teaming up to record and show the Sochi Olympics in 4K.

After a bit of digging, TechRadar learned that the Olympics would indeed be shot in 4K and even 8K.

However, these UHD Olympic takes won't be viewable to the general public save for those visiting NHK-sponsored public viewings in Japan.

Otherwise, most of the footage will only be shown at special press viewing parties and other private events, making Sochi's 4K a more closed-off affair than the Super Hi-Vision (SHV) cinemas hosted by the BBC for the 2012 London Games.

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Elemental gears for 4K Olympics and Ultra HD programming tiers

Elemental gears for 4K Olympics and Ultra HD programming tiers | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


A top executive at encoding technology vendor Elemental Technologies said he expects several broadcasters to deliver 4K Ultra HD programming from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and that multiple providers worldwide will launch 4K programming tiers in the second half of 2014.


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