Japan

Japan’s Roadmap for 4K and 8K:

2014
4K VOD (video on demand) trial started (April)
4K test broadcasting started (June) 4K VOD trial start
4K VOD trial started (April)
4K test broadcasting started (June)
4K VOD utility services started (in October)

2015
4K practical broadcasting start (March)
4K practical broadcast start
4K practical broadcast start (RF system) (Spring) 4K practical start broadcasting (IP system)
Held year of Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic

2016
4K test broadcast in free frequency band after the completion of satellite safety net (BS) (up to 3 channels) and 8K test broadcast (1 channel) the start (broadcast in a time division 4K and 8K)
Experimental efforts start toward 8K
Experimental efforts start toward 8K

2018
Practical broadcasting the start of the 4K and 8K in BS, etc. (starting as early as possible in 2018)
Held year of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic
2020

Aspiration of 2020
– A number of relay of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic has been broadcast in 4K · 8K. In addition, the public viewing in all over the country, excitement of Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic is shared across the country, not only the venue.
· 4K · 8K broadcasting have spread, a lot of viewers are enjoying the 4K · 8K program with commercial television.

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