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NEC selected by TV GLOBO, Brazil's largest broadcaster, for demonstration of live 8K terrestrial transmission

Tokyo, August 19, 2016 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced its selection by TV GLOBO as a technical partner for the construction of a live 8K terrestrial broadcasting system to be trialed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 to 21. 

TV GLOBO's live 8K (*1) terrestrial broadcast trial features high- definition transmission that exceeds both Full HD (*2) and 4K (*3), while providing an advanced super-high definition experience for viewers. NEC is contributing to this trial with sophisticated digital broadcasting transmission technology and industry know-how that it has accumulated through a history of valuable field experience.

"NEC is dedicated to the development of a broad range of advanced social infrastructure solutions. This opportunity enables NEC to reinforce its efforts towards the expansion of next generation broadcasting services beyond Full HD and well into the future," said Tooru Watanabe, General Manager, Broadcast and Media Division, NEC Corporation.


  • *1Sequential scanning of images at 7,680 x 4,320 pixels
  • *21,920 x 1,080 pixels
  • *3Sequential scanning of images at 3,840 x 2,160 pixels


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