/ Aug 1, 2016

NHK begins 4K, 8K high-definition test broadcasting

Public broadcaster NHK on Monday started 4K and 8K ultra high-definition test broadcasting on its BS satellite channels, aiming to verify the technology and popularize it ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The resolution of 4K broadcasting is roughly four times as ...

Firms move to cash in on World Cup fever

Jun 5, 2014

Firms move to cash in on World Cup fever

In the run-up to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, efforts are under way to capitalize on demand linked to the quadrennial soccer event, including luxury package tours and 4K ultrahigh-definition TVs. According to travel agency JTB Corp., some 500 people are expected to ...

High-def 4K taking center stage this year

/ Oct 3, 2013

High-def 4K taking center stage this year

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Electronics makers are promoting their 4K, or ultra-high-definition, display technology in a big way at Japan’s biggest electronics fair with the aim of stimulating some demand. For the last few years, Panasonic Corp. strongly pushed home energy management systems and related home appliances at ...