NHK Reveals Content Plans for New UHD Channel Launches at Mipcom

Ahead of their December 1st launch, Japanese broadcaster NHK revealed more information about its two new Ultra HD channels at the Mipcom trade show in Cannes, France.

As reported by Advanced Television, one of the channels will broadcast 2160p content 18 hours a day, including documentaries, drama, entertainment and sports, as well as a nightly news show.

Its launch day will feature UHD footage captured in Antarctica and capital cities around Europe, including a three-day shoot at London’s Kew Gardens.

Meanwhile, the other channel will show “Super-Hi-Vision” 8K content, including a four-part series about the famous Louvre museum in Paris, France, classical music concerts and a documentary chronicling the exploration of the Cenote caves in Mexico.

A live 8K transmission from Italy will take place on launch night.