• 02-01-2013, 09:24 PM
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    Japan to start 4K TV broadcast in July 2014

    The Japanese government is set to launch the world's first 4K TV broadcast in July 2014, roughly two years ahead of schedule, to help stir demand for ultra high-definition televisions, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday.

    The service will begin from communications satellites, followed by satellite broadcasting and ground digital broadcasting, the report said.

    Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications had aimed to kick-start the 4K TV service in 2016. That has been brought forward to July 2014, when the final match of the 2014 football World Cup is set to take place in Brazil, the Asahi report said.

    Japan to start 4K TV broadcast in July 2014: report | Reuters