4K Ultra HD Programs for 2014

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2Q 2014 | IN-1018830


The 4K Video Transmission Is Gaining Attention for Many Major Sporting Events in 2014


In February 2014, Russian DTH broadcaster NTV-Plus delivered live broadcast of the Sochi Winter Olympics programming in Ultra HD (4K) format. NTV-Plus partnered with chipset manufacturer, Broadcom, and video processor manufacturer, Elemental, to develop and transmit Ultra HD programming. The company only delivered the broadcast in 4K format in selected public viewing areas. Although NTV Plus’s 4K transmission is just a trial stage, there is another big sporting event coming this year with more 4K programs. Sony announced that it will produce the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil in 4K format.

Last year, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications also decided to broadcast semi-final and final matches of the World Cup in 2014, despite the country initially planning to launch 4K broadcast programs in 2016.

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