On December 1st, the world's first 8K station goes on air -- in Japan, of course. It opens with a 50-year-old classic of film history, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: Odyssey in Space. It is one of the few films shot on 70mm and was digitized again in 8K at the request of the Japanese channel NHK. My Fair Lady, another 70mm film, will follow in March.
The "Super Hi Vision" channel BS8K will broadcast about 12 hours a day. Among other things there will be musical transmissions of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (and to be heard in 22.2 channel audio), but also J-Pop for younger viewers, artworks from the Louvre, TV dramas, sports, nature programs as well as NASA recordings from space. In 2020, the Tokyo Olympics will be broadcast in 8K. Until then, there may also be a few more 8K TVs in the living rooms.