Originally published in 3DFocus
It has been reported that NHK will be testing the transmission of Super Hi-Vision World Cup coverage from Brazil to Japan next year
Japan's public service broadcaster (the equivalent of the BBC in the UK and PBS in America) are working with Brazil's TV Globo to test how robust Internet delivery of 8K content can be, in time for next year's World Cup coverage and the 2016 Olympic Games.
According to Advanced Television (via Brazilian newspaper O Globo) the initiative is being backed by Brazil’s National Network of Education & Research (RNP), and uses two parallel high-speed connections to deliver the 7680 x 4320 images.
Yesterday it was reveiled that Saturday’s Premier League match between West Ham and Stoke City was the first-ever live UK event to be broadcast in 4K. BSkyB filmed the match and transmitted it over a Eutelsat satellite to a £25,000 Ultra-HD display at its studio facility in West London.
Mobile is also set to incorporate 4K technology. At this week's IFA show in Berlin, Acer will be showing its forthcoming Liquid S2 smartphone, a 6-inch device capable of recording 4K video.