ituITU has recommended a new standard for Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV). ITU’s Radio communication Sector (ITU-R) has developed the standard in collaboration with experts from the television industry, broadcasting organisations and regulatory institutions.
Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) is capable of delivering a picture up to 16 times sharper than normal HD.

The ITU’s recommended UHDTV standard sets the first level of pictures at 4K, with the equivalent of 8 megapixels and a pixel resolution of 3840 x 2160.The next level would be 8K, delivering the equivalent of about 32 megapixels at a screen resolution of 7680 x 4320. The ITU has included both levels in the new standard.
David Wood, Chairman of ITU-R Working Party 6C (WP 6C), which developed the draft new Recommendation, said, “This is the dawn of a new age for television that will bring unprecedented levels of realism and viewer enjoyment. It’s a historic moment. Some years will pass before we see these systems in our homes, but come they will. The die is now cast, thanks to the untiring efforts of the international experts participating in WP6C.”

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