The International Telecommunication Union, or ITU for short, is the agency of the United Nations tasked with developing newer and better telecommunications and information networks.
Its most recent gathering came about as a consequence of the evolution of display technologies.
We have seen various quad-HD, 4K and 8K displays, some of which are already selling.
The ITU now has to come up with a standard, or set of standards, for television broadcasts.
The name given to the 4K and 8K quality is UHDTV and the ITU is currently thinking of the best color ranges, frame rates and minimum pixel counts.
The group also has to decide whether the broadcasts will be transmitted through regular antenna frequencies or unused satellite bandwidth.
Still, the first iteration of the standard is poised to be completed soon.
“UHDTV is an earth-shaking development in the world of television,” said ITU Secretary- General Hamadoun Toure.
“Watching UHDTV in the near future will be a breath taking experience, and I look forward to it.”