Japan to start 4K TV broadcast in July 2014, TWO YEARS ahead of schedule
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government is set to launch the world's first 4K TV broadcast in July 2014, roughly two years ahead of schedule, to help stir demand for ultra high-definition televisions, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday without citing sources.
The service will begin from communications satellites, followed by satellite broadcasting and ground digital broadcasting, the report said.
By Mike Wheatley • Sunday, 27 January 2013, 11:50 am GMT
Just six months after it was first demonstrated by Ericsson, the ITU has approved a new video compression standard for use that should revolutionise the delivery of video to connected devices, removing one of the major obstacles out of the way of ultra high-definition (UHD) 4K content storage and transmission.