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ABU delegates get to see latest TV technology

Japan’s national public broadcaster will be demonstrating the latest technology in Super Hi-Vision television at this year’s ABU General Assembly in Vietnam.

NHK will exhibit their latest broadcasting technologies, 8K (Super Hi-Vision) and NHK Hybridcast, at the Melia Hanoi hotel conference centre over the week starting 23 October 2013.

The next-generation 8K (Super Hi-Vision) broadcasting media makes use of ultra-high definition images of 33 million pixels –16 times that of current Hi-Vision technology – combined with a 22.2 multichannel 3D sound system.

Super Hi-Vision gives viewers the feeling of really being at the event broadcast. NHK aims to begin test broadcasts of this technology in the year of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

Starting in Japan this year, NHK Hybridcast is a new service that brings together broadcasting and communications, enabling broadcast digital TV to be integrated with Internet-based content to create a variety of services.

Additionally, NHK will use its NHK WORLD channel to broadcast globally the ABU Asia-Pacific Robocon robot contest that was held in Vietnam in August and was won by a Japanese university team, with students from Vietnam second.