The next-generation 8K broadcasts use ultra-high definition imagery. Its 33 million pixels is 16 times that of the current Hi-Vision technology, and is backed up by a 22.2 multi-channel 3D sound system.
Super Hi-Vision is currently unsurpassed at creating the impression of attending broadcast events in person. NHK intends to test the technology further in the lead-up to the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics. An NHK representative announced its official launch is scheduled for 2020.
Launched in Japan in September 2013, NHK’s Hybridcast is an integrative service combining digital television and internet-based content in a variety of innovative ways.
NHK previously demonstrated its 8K and Hybridcast at the 2012 London Olympics. More than 200.000 test viewers in Japan, the UK, and the US had the chance to experience the state-of-the-art technology.