UHD Channels Launching Ahead of Schedule

Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT by

Five Content providers now broadcasting to a limited audience in Korea.

Six months and seventeen days. That is the length of time ahead of schedule for the first UHD channels, which launched yesterday in Korea. Details on specific content and subscriber arrangements are negligible at the moment, but what seems to be clear is that the Korea Cable Television & Telecommunications Association launched its five content providers ahead of any similar initiatives in Japan.

According to Korea IT news site, ETNews, the KCTA is able to deliver UHD content to customers using special LG TV cable connections. As for content, it looks like the rest of the year will be dedicated to Korea-focused and produced documentaries, before moving towards more traditional show programming and sports' coverage in 2014.

Source: ETNews via Engadget

Author: Brian Hoss

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