• Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
8K Association formed, provides info, resources

The 8K Association (8KA) has been formed, setting among its goals:

  • Promoting 8K TVs and 8K Content to consumers and professionals
  • Helping educate consumers and professionals about the 8K ecosystem
  • Helping secure 8K native content for members
  • Encouraging service providers (especially OTT) to develop 8K offerings
  • Facilitating communication within 8K ecosystem to help with commercialization
  • Developing initial technical requirements for 8K input signals
  • Developing initial 8K TV categories and minimum specifications for image quality

Principal members of the 8K Association include panel supplier AU Optronics (AUO) along with consumer electronics companies Hisense, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics and TCL Electronics. Panel supplier Samsung Display is also in the process of joining the 8KA. 

8KA has prepared info and resources for industry education, including an initial frequently asked questions document. 8KA expects to soon publish more documents to allow additional companies to consider joining the organization.

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