NHK airs Super Bowl in 8K

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

The Japanese public broadcaster NHK has used the Nevion Flashlink DWDM optical transmitter for its 8K transmission of Super Bowl 50.

The event was filmed by NHK using six 8K cameras around the stadium, which was part of a larger 8K outside broadcast (OB) unit.

The footage was not broadcast live over the air, and was only viewable in the compound at the stadium and at NHK headquarters.

After a selection exercise, Nevion’s distributor in Japan, Networks Electronics Japan, won the project with NHK and supplied the Flashlink system as it met the broadcasters’ requirements.

NHK needed a solution to ensure it could transmit the 8K or super-hi vision (SHV) signal in an uncompressed format and in real time.

The 8K format needs eight-channel 3GHD-SDI or a 16-channel HD-SDI cabling to transmit the uncompressed baseband signals.

Tags: 

Commentary

5G and data center-friendly network architectures

Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

Webscale and transmission network operators' interests are aligning as the 5G era dawns

Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

Webscale and transmission network operators' interests are aligning as the 5G era dawns

Rémy Pascal / Analysys Mason

The launch of 5G by South Korean operators serves as a first benchmark for other operators around the world