TweakTown

Super Bowl 2014 will broadcast in 4K Ultra High Definition

The 2014 Super Bowl next month will be shown in 4K ultra-high definition, though it's unknown how many viewers can watch it in the next-gen HD format.

Published Tue, Jan 14 2014 3:01 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

CBS plans to use six Ultra High Definition (UHD) cameras to broadcast Super Bowl XLVII, able to capture video up to 500 frames per second, providing a very clear, HD picture.

Super Bowl 2014 will broadcast in 4K Ultra High Definition | TweakTown.com

During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year, many high-definition TV manufacturers showed off UHD providing a whopping 3840x2160 resolution to TV viewers.

"We're using an unprecedented array of technology," said Ken Aagard, CBS Executive VP of operations, in a statement. "This year, we'll be using an innovative native 4K camera replay system we're calling 'Heyeper Zoom,' and given the right moment, we're hoping we can show something that will be really special."

Professional sports were credited with helping usher in the HD craze years ago - and the Super Bowl and other events could help push 4K - or 8K technology - into the forefront. UHD technology remains extremely expensive, and only a small number of consumers will watch the Super Bowl next month in 4K, but look out for sudden TV purchases in the January-February time frame in the years to come.

Broadcasters plan to show the 2014 World Cup in 4K UHD as well, setting the bar for future HD broadcasts.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription

Latest News

View More News

Latest Reviews

View More Reviews

Latest Articles

View More Articles