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Japan to broadcast 2014 World Cup in 4K

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Japan has announced plans to broadcast the 2014 World Cup in state-of-the-art 4K resolution.

The Japanese Internal Affairs and Communications department will air the event using its own communications satellites rather than standard broadcast satellites, according to Asahi Times.

Demonstration of Sony's new 84-inch 4K TV (Bravia KD-84X9005)


It is yet to be confirmed how many World Cup matches will be broadcast in the format, or whether they will be available to view outside of the territory.

Numerous leading tech companies recently announced 4K hardware, with Sony, LG, Toshiba, Panasonic, Samsung and Sharp all adopting the technology for their new hardware.

Sony last year commercially launched its first TV fitted with a 4K LCD panel, comprising approximately 8.29 megapixels, which is four times the standard Full-HD resolution.

Standard 4K television hardware starts from around £20,000 in the UK.

> Sony 4K TV revolution charms wealthy early adopters

Photo gallery - Sony's 84-inch 4K TV in pictures:

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