Paris – MIPTV announced that it has partnered with Sony Corporation to present what will be the next game-changing innovation for television – 4K, as part of its 50th anniversary theme of Screening The Future.

A line-up of conferences and technical presentations will be demonstrated to producers on the importance of planning for the next broadcast standard of 4k (3840 x 2160 pixels) – which offers a four-fold increase in resolution over the current HD and is already being tested with wider consumer adoption forecast for 2015-2016. 

Mike Gunton, head of the BBC’s Natural History Unit, will deliver a keynote on the 4K production of the corporation’s latest factual shows, and how it is planning to extend 4K-image capture as a way of future-proofing its output. His presentation will include footage from the BBC’s latest 4K wildlife production Survival.