TVN Tech | TMC Tackles Return-Feed Challenges

Getting return video to talent in the field, particularly those working from at-home studios, has been one of remote production’s biggest challenges. Japan’s Techno Mathematical Co. (TMC) is using low-latency encoding and decoding technology that has become indispensable for the likes of NBC and CBS stations. Above, By using a TMC encoder, WCBS New York is able to keep the end-to-end delay low enough to allow meteorologist Lonnie Quinn to present the weather map remotely from his home Weather Barn.

With NHK News, Is 8K Gaining Traction?

Japanese public broadcaster NHK has announced that it will begin broadcasting a new 8K channel via satellite by December. The network announced earlier this year that it had intended to do so in advance of its plans to broadcast the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in the high res format. This follows speculation that Samsung will debut its first 8K consumer TV set at IFA later this month.

World Cup: NHK Expands Its 8K Production


NHK Adds Lawo Mobile Kit

NHK To Replace Controversial Chairman


NHK Takes Delivery Of 8K OB Production Vehicle


NHK Goes For New Gold With 8K Olympics

In October 1964, Tokyo welcomed the world as it hosted the Summer Olympics. The event signaled Japan’s recovery from the devastation of World War II. To broadcast the proceedings, venerable pubcaster Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) was there. Now in its 90th year, that star has faded slightly as changing viewer demographics and questions about neutrality pose challenges for the broadcaster that has always pushed the tech envelope.


NHK Researcher Lays Out 8K Roadmap


Article Recounts Broadcast Ending World War II

NAB 2015

NHK Ponders 8K Ultra HD For Virtual Reality

Japan’s government and NHK are bullish about giving Japan a broadcast system that supports ultra-sharp 8K — 16 times the resolution of HD — in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. And now, Japan’s public broadcaster is not ruling out virtual reality as a possible future use of the format.

NHK Labs A Catalyst For 8K Innovation

This year, Japanese public broadcaster NHK announced that it will speed development of its 8K Super Hi-Vision, which offers 16 times the resolution of HD, and begin broadcasting tests in 2016 with the goal of starting a commercial terrestrial service as early as 2018 — two years before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Although there is still a tremendous amount of development needed to create a full 8K ecosystem, a visit to NHK’s Science & Technology Research Laboratories in Tokyo suggests that the broadcaster may be closer than many industry observers think.

NAB 2014

NHK To Transmit 8K Over Single TV Channel

NHK Airs 8K Super Hi Vision For First Time

Japanese public broadcaster NHK has for the first time transmitted video signals in 8K definition over a significant distance.

IBC 2013

8K Broadcast Planned For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

NAB 2013

NHK Demos 8K Technology At NAB Show

Japanese broadcaster NHK demonstrated for the first time outside Japan the real-time, over-the-air transmission and reception of 8K, which is 16 times the resolution of HDTV. The broadcaster plans to record its “Super Hi-Vision” 8K coverage of the figure skating and opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, in 2014 and to begin domestic 8K satellite tests to coincide with the 2016 Summer Games hosted in Rio.

NHK’s Ultra HD Set To Be Next Standard

Ultra high definition television (UHDTV) or Super Hi-Vision, an 8K system that delivers 16 times the resolution of current HD technology, is set to be approved by the International Telecommunication Union as the next-generation global television format.

NHK Research Arm To Be Honored by IBC

NHK Offers Signal To U.S. Platforms

Japan’s NHK Looking For New President … Again