Türksat launches Ultra HD 8K test channel | 4K/UltraHD | News | Rapid TV News
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Aiming to pave the way to adopting broadcast technologies, Türksat has announced a successful 8K Ultra HD 8K (Super Hi Vision) test broadcast over the Türksat-4B and Turksat-3A satellites located at the 50- and 42-degrees East orbital locations.

turksat8K 5Nov2018The Ultra HD 8K broadcast test was carried out with the co-operation of Kızıl Elektronik, Vestel and Socionext. During the process, images of Istanbul were taken in Ultra HD 8K, allowing for realistic high definition images to be obtained.

Türksat says it is among the pioneers in the world when it comes to transitioning to Ultra HD 8K broadcasting technology, which it adds very few organisations are able to realise. Indeed, since it first announced such moves in 2016, only Japan’s NHK has announced a 8K strategy and in August 2016 announced that it was using the Rio Olympics as a testing ground for its Super Hi Vision satellite broadcasts, and plans to air the 4K and 8K video results at a number of public locations in Tokyo and Osaka.

In January 2018, research from IHS Markit predcited that as the demand for super-large TV displays grow, the need for higher resolution is set to increase, seeing the first use of 8K display woudl be in 2018. 

For its part Türksat says it will give domestic companies the opportunity to present the technology in a mannerly time and acceptable price to compete with the rest of the world. It adds that products equipped with Ultra HD 8K technology will likely contribute to national technological manufacturers, leading to a decrease in imports and an increase in exports.