NHK confirms 8K plans
January 16, 2015
By Chris Forrester
An NHK board meeting on January 15th approved the public broadcaster’s three-year plan. The NHK Board set five major objectives for the three years beginning 2015, but also re-stated its vision towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and covering the event (and the Paralympics) in 8K (Super Hi-Vision). NHK will also boost its Internet access and coverage under its ‘total reach’ objectives.
NHK’s operating income is expected to top 683 billion Yen this year ($5.86bn) and rise to Y708 billion by 2017.
“Looking forward to 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, also known as Japan Broadcasting Corporation) endeavours to provide broadcasting and services of the world’s highest standards, utilising leading edge technologies,” said their statement.
“Beginning in 2015, we will further enhance our reporting and production capabilities. As prescribed in the Broadcast Law, NHK will continue to fulfil its mission to serve the public as a trusted source of news and information, with fast and accurate reporting, a wide range of fulfilling, high-quality content, and enhanced global reach, both through broadcasting and through the Internet,” stated NHK.