DSCC and Insight Media Launch 8K TV Report

8K TV Sales By Size

Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) and Insight Media announce the launch of a new report titled “Outlook on 8K TV”, covering the latest developments in the next stage of TV technology. The report combines Insight Media’s expertise in cinema, broadcast, and ProAV fields with DSCC’s proficiency in flat panel display capacity and cost analysis to cover all aspects of the 8K ecosystem required to make 8K a reality, including the following major sections:


  • Production Equipment – cameras, lenses, color grading, encoders, players, recorders, converters, and other production gear
  • Distribution Systems – satellite, over-the-air broadcast, cable, telco, and other options for distribution
  • Connectivity – the latest developments in HDMI, DisplayPort, SuperMHL, Thunderbolt, USB and others
  • Display factors to enable 8K flat panels in LCD and OLED including backplane technologies, backlight and driver circuits, High Dynamic Range (HDR) features, Wide Color Gamut (WCG) features, and the corresponding impact on flat panel yields
  • Cost analysis of 8K TV panels for both LCD and OLED
  • Forecast of 8K TV for 2018-2022

Highlights of the report include:

  • The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be a major driver in the development of 8K infrastructure, with Japanese broadcaster NHK leading efforts to produce and broadcast Olympic programming to homes. NHK continues to meet or exceed milestones for 8K broadcasting in 2020, as the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea will mark at least the sixth major world event since 2012 where NHK has demonstrated 8K capture and display.
  • Cameras from Hitachi, Astrodesign, Ikegami, Sharp and Sony address the many challenges in capturing 8K video. The report describes…

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