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NHK captures two major 8K productions

Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has just wrapped two major 8K productions. Both productions were captured ahead of the near-global closedown of theatrical productions. The film crew captured a 106-minute performance of the ballet Giselle at the Opéra National de Paris in an 8K co-production between NHK and the Paris Opera. The NHK crew used six […]

May 12, 2020By Chris Forrester

NHK to cover Olympics in 8K

Japan’s public broadcaster NHK says it will provide widespread coverage of the Tokyo Olympic Games and the Paralympics in 8K. The Olympic Games broadcasts in 8K will cover seven events, including the opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, football, judo, and athletics, and the Paralympic Games will cover four events, including the opening and closing ceremonies […]

March 6, 2020By Chris Forrester

BT claims UK 8K sports broadcast first

BT Sport and Samsung have screened the UK’s first public live 8K sports broadcast, with a screening of the UEFA Europa League match between Arsenal and Olympiacos (round of 32). BT Sport and Samsung collaborated to deliver the broadcast live from the Emirates Stadium using a bespoke BT Sport 8K outside broadcast set up, delivered […]

February 28, 2020

Insight TV commissions 8K doc

Insight TV, the 4K HDR broadcaster, content creator and format seller, has announced the commission of a new documentary filmed entirely in 8K UHD HDR. Sandboarding on Dragon Hill premieres on Insight TV in June and is produced by French-based production company FastFokus. “Insight TV has built a reputation in the industry for pushing the […]

February 26, 2020

Swisscom TV extends Netflix partnership

Multiplay telco Swisscom says it is continuing to break down the barriers between television and streaming with the introduction, from January 27th, of  ‘Swisscom TV X’, which it claims will make the best Swisscom TV and the most popular streaming service Netflix available at a discounted price, with hundreds of channels, 1,200 hours of recording, […]

January 23, 2020

Expanded support for HDR10+ ecosystem

HDR10+ Technologies, LLC, a joint venture of 20th Century Fox, Panasonic Corporation and Samsung Electronics has revealed that the total number of adopters has increased to 94. New partners, such as VIZIO and GooglePlay have added support of HDR10+ on their products. The organisation also announced new advances to the HDR10+ Logo and Certification programme, […]

January 8, 2020

Samsung, 8K Association certification programme

Samsung has partnered with the 8K Association (8KA) to establish a first-of-its-kind certification programme designed to distinguish 8K-enabled televisions and other devices. The partnership marks another milestone for Samsung’s QLED 8K as it will be among the first TVs to be certified by the 8KA bearing the new certification logo. “We are proud to be […]

January 2, 2020

Eurosport delivers 4K winter sports in Germany, Austria, Russia

Sports fans across Germany, Austria and Russia will be able to watch world-class winter sports action in 4K following news that Eurosport has partnered with the Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) and Infront to screen alpine skiing events from Bormio, Madonna di Campiglio and La Thuile in Ultra HD. The agreement will see Eurosport in […]

December 18, 2019

Seven, Optus 4K Olympics

Australia’s Seven Network has revealed plans to team up with multiplay telco Optus to develop a channel featuring Seven’s coverage of Tokyo 2020 in 4K Ultra HD, which will be exclusively available to Optus 5G Home customers via IPTV service Fetch. The intention is for Seven’s coverage of the Olympics to be available in 4K […]

December 9, 2019By Colin Mann

Colombia’s Caracol TV makes 4K commitment

Catalina Porto, executive manager of production at Caracol Television, speaking at the MIP-Cancun event, says that by next year the broadcaster will have 17 different 4K productions coming from its studios. “We are the only provider in Colombia that has the complete 4K workflow, including post-production, scoring, colourisation,” she said. “We are currently experiencing a […]

December 5, 2019By Chris Forrester