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NHK to launch 8K satellite channel this year

BS8K will launch in December

Japan’s NHK has announced it will launch its new 8K satellite channel BS8K on 1st December.

NHK will launch channels BS4K and BS8K together. 

BS4K can be received using existing equipment, while the 8K signal requires special equipment. 

BS8K is expected to launch with around 12 hours of 8K content a day, from 10am to 10:10pm, with NHK promising more content once the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics take place in 2020.