The Korean Cable Television and Telecommunications Association went live yesterday with a pilot run of new channels. Composed of five content providers, the group is now hopefully filling the airwaves with crisp 4K footage of something beyond water, flowers and night-time city vistas. (There's no word on what is currently being shown -- Korean readers, please let us know in the comments if you catch a glimpse.)

Apparently launching six months earlier than planned (and ahead of the rival scheme in neighboring Japan), the UHD service is likely to arrive in commercialized form even faster. We'd recommend wannabe viewers start saving for that compatible TV set immediately, as it could take a while to get there.

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Korea launches Ultra HD pilot channel, six months early