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Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications aims to be the world’s first country to broadcast in 4K-resolution in July 2014, followed by a trial run of 8K-resolution broadcasts by the public broadcaster NHK in 2016. NHK’s broadcast satellite service aims to have 8K in time for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Japan’s public broadcaster is targeting to start test transmissions of its advanced Ultra-HDTV format by 2016.

HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite communications operator, has made the world’s first demonstration of the JEDI television channel in 3D compatible with the MVC (Multiview Video Coding) format. With this format it’s possible to transmit the same content in HD (high definition) and 3D Full HD on the same signal.