Japan to start 4K broadcasts in July 2014

Japan will start the world’s first 4K (Ultra High-Definition) television broadcasts in July 2014 – two years ahead of schedule and in time for the football World Cup, according to local reports.

The Asahi Times writes that the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has issued a directive to this effect, with the first transmissions to be delivered by satellite, followed by transmissions on the country’s DTT platform at a later stage.

London-based professional services firm Deloitte recently issued a report predicting that 2013 will be a “landmark year” for 4K television, with more compatible television sets arriving on the market, new content becoming available, and test broadcasts starting in a number of countries.

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  • HD 방송보다 화질이 4배이상 뛰어난 4K 화잘의 방송이 생각보다 빨리 상용화 될 움직임이네요. 일본이 2014년 위성을 통해 4K 화질의 UD(Ultra Definition)을 한다고 합니다.

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