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First, at the Sochi Winter Olympic games Russia’s NTV+ pay-TV will broadcast 4k transmissions to public viewing areas and cinemas. As reported at IBC in September NTV’s tests, which included using a four-image MPEG-4 (H.264) mosaic cluster and Eutelsat satellites, were successful but there were also plans for a later test of HEVC (H.265) technology. The second event is the World Cup football finals in Brazil. Only the final at the Maracanã stadium, Rio de Janeiro, is to be shot in 4k. One of the many benefits of this activity will be the generation of new 4k demonstration footage – albeit sports again! The widest range of Remote camera systems +44 (0)1590 622 440 www.bradeng.com