BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- China's annual Spring Festival Gala will make breakthroughs using advanced technologies such as 4K and 5G this year, according to its producer China Media Group on Thursday.
Cutting-edge technologies, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) will also be employed in the hours-long show, the group said in a statement.
Featuring ultra high definition and surround sound, 4K technology will give audiences a cinema-like experience, it said.
The 5G network will help accelerate the show transmission for sub-venues' performances. AR technology will enhance visual effects, and unmanned aerial vehicles will be used in shooting.
"It combines technological improvement with artistic innovation, marking important innovation in the history of the Spring Festival Gala," the statement read.
The gala, which usually includes songs, traditional operas, comedies, talk shows and acrobatics, will be broadcast live on Feb. 4 via multiple TV and Internet channels.
Its main venue will be in Beijing, with three sub-venues in Jiangxi, Jilin and Guangdong respectively.
This year's Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year) falls on Feb. 5.