The total number of shipments of TVs and other devices that can watch 4K / 8K satellite broadcasts, which started three years ago, has exceeded 10 million units nationwide.

The 4K / 8K satellite broadcasting, which allows you to enjoy clear and immersive images and sounds, began in December 2018.

In order to enjoy 4K / 8K broadcasting, compatible TVs are required, and the "Broadcasting Service Advancement Promotion Association", which NHK and commercial broadcasting stations are members of, announced on the 22nd that the number of devices that can be viewed was as of the end of August. Announced that the cumulative total of 130,000 units nationwide has exceeded 10 million units.

The number of shipments has doubled in the past year, and the Promotion Association says that the holding of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the refraining from going out due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection supported the expansion of demand.

The Promotion Association is aiming for a cumulative total of 25 million units to spread around the Paris Olympics and Paralympics three years later.