Italy’s Rai has become the first broadcaster in Europe to publicly demonstrate 8K technology.
The number of homes worldwide using an Ultra HD TV has now passed the 200 million mark, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics’ Connected Home Devices service.
Japan’s national broadcaster NHK has broadcast live 8K images via Eutelsat’s 12 West B satellite as it launched its new channel BS8K.
NHK will launch two new channels in December, including the world’s first 8K channel, NHK BS4K and NHK BS8K.
After declining unit-shipment volumes in 2017, global TV shipments are forecast to grow 3.6% year over year in 2018, with additional 1.4% growth in 2019.
IFA 2018 BERLIN. During its press conference at IFA 2018, Samsung Electronics has announced its foray into 8K with the unveiling of the Q900FN QLED 8K TV.
The sales of TV sets amounted to €45 billion in the first half of 2018 in the global market, around 1% more than in the same period last year, spurred by this year’s FIFA World Cup, according to German market research institute GfK.
IFA 2018 BERLIN. LG Electronics (LG) is introducing the world’s first 8K (7680 x 4320) OLED TV at IFA 2018.
The new R&S PKU amplifier from German technology group Rohde & Schwarz was used for the uplink signal transmission during the first broadcast of an 8K TV signal by Astra satellite operator SES.
Sales of 8K Flat Panel TVs are expected to increase from 0.1 million in 2018 to 5.8 million in 2022, with China leading the way representing more than 60% of the total market during this period.