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NHK-Japan to hold 8K Public Viewing for Rio Olympic Games

NHK will hold 8K (Super Hi-Vision) public viewings in six venues in Japan, as well as on the ground in Rio de Janeiro in cooperation with the Brazilian broadcaster, TV Globo. In Rio, 8K experimental terrestrial transmission will be conducted.

Opening and Closing Ceremonies and five events such as Judo, Swimming, Athletics, Basketball and Men’s Football Final in 8K resolution will be broadcast, produced jointly with the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), and some of them will be broadcast live.

The world’s finest images and audio will give viewers a sense of what it is like to be present in the stadiums of the world’s foremost sporting event.

The public viewings will take place from 8-22 August 2016 at:
NHK Broadcasting Museum, Tokyo
NHK Minna no Hiroba, Fureai Hall, Tokyo
NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories, Tokyo
Marucube, Tokyo
Panasonic Centre, Tokyo and
Grand Front Osaka Knowledge Theater, Osaka City.