South Korea Becomes First Country in the World to Get a UHD TV Channel

Dedicated ultra-high-definition programming will go live in South Korea six months ahead of schedule. reports that the biggest argument against buying a new UHD TV — there’s no native content available — is no more, well in South Korea anyway.

One of the first countries to start selling the television sets which boast images with four times the resolution of existing HD displays has now beaten Japan to the punch in becoming the first country in the world to broadcast native UHD content.

According to the Korea IT Times, The Korea Cable Television & Telecommunications Associations (KCTA) had intended to start pilot programming in January 2014 with a view to commercializing the technology by the end of 2015 but now hopes that the five broadcasters that will carry out testing on the platform starting this week will be able to start offering households proper UHD TV program schedules by 2014.


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