World Cup Could Be in 8K, 4K and 3D reports that FIFA’s host broadcast partner says both 8K and 4K are possible options for shooting next year’s World Cup, while a 3D live production is also on the cards thanks to interest from China.

While a full HD production dominates the schedule of FIFA’s host broadcast partner HBS, most of the chatter inevitably surrounds the broadcast of Ultra HD 4K from Brazil next July.

Francis Tellier, chief executive of FIFA’s long-standing broadcast partner Host Broadcasting Services, suggests that not just 4K, but an 8K Ultra HD World Cup for 2014 is a possibility.

“Sony is talking with FIFA, and FIFA is talking with [Japanese broadcaster] NHK. Technically it is possible to send an 8K signal back to Japan [over IP] and then onto satellite so maybe they can do the final in 2014 in 8K,” he said.


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