It’s Official: “Ultra High Definition Television”

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Geneva, Switzerland – The ITU has announced a recommendation which seeks to promote a huge advance in television history. The ITU has agreed that the new standard for high-definition transmissions will be called Ultra High Definition Television, or UHDTV (“Ultra HDTV”). The ITU has decided that both 3840×2160 (4K) and 7680×4320 (8K) resolutions, will both get the name Ultra High Definition Television.

“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,” said David Wood, Chairman of ITU-R Working Party 6C.

“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,” he added.

Director of ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau François Rancy said, “I’ve personally seen the pictures with 8K UHDTV system, and it’s absolutely stunning – the sense of being there is superb. This agreement shows the great and continuing strength of the ITU-R and Study Group 6.”

The ITU has posted a video outlining the advancement in UHDTV:

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