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eutelsat uhd2808_4k 01/09/2015 12:00 Page 2 “It is a real commitment” can deliver.” And demonstrating 4K UHD isn’t UHD timeline Technical “On the technical front, things have largely settled down: the technology is here and it is mature. The important thing now is broadcasters are creating UHD content,” says Michel Chabrol, Director Marketing Innovation and Digital Cinema. “In the spring, the Japan’s NHK showed the first images of their documentary ‘Leaps in Evolution’ which follows the story of evolution from dinosaurs to primitive men. The Natural History and Science units of the BBC as well as several production companies including Travel XP, The Explorers Network, The Farm Group, Media Medina and K2 Communications have also shown some of their production. In March 2015, the operator Sky Perfect JSAT launched two commercial UHD channels via satellite in Japan. So now, all elements that are crucial to a successful ecosystem; content creation, postproduction, encoding just an issue for Europe. “ ]