Visitors to IBC later this year will be able to browse a range of concepts and prototypes from broadcast labs and university R&D departments that have not yet become commercial products.

The Future Zone includes exhibits from 20 research institutions including a demonstration of the latest advances for ultra-HD format Super Hi-Vision (SHV).

“The popularity of NHK’s SHV from past shows led us to set aside a specific area dedicated to works in progress,” said IBC chief executive Mike Crimp.

“This visionary technology will hopefully make people rethink what is possible.”

NHK will debut an SHV production system including an eight channel video switcher and slow motion kit for live production.

Other R&D highlights include a social TV app that analyses the online opinions about broadcast programmes and displays on mobile devices; a means of controlling a TV by tracking the user’s gaze, and a multi-sensory interaction system that combines audio-visual with tactile and olfactory sensations.