Sky Q finally gets HDR sports, first with the Tokyo Olympics


(Pocket-lint) – Sky Q owners can finally watch live sporting events in 4K HDR.

Starting today, Friday July 23, coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be presented in Ultra HD and HDR for owners of compatible Sky Q boxes.

Tune into the Eurosport HD channel and press the red button (or click on the pop-up) and you’ll get a dedicated Eurosport 4K stream that includes HLG HDR.

It will include coverage of the Opening Ceremony and over 200 hours of athletic action over the 16-day period of the Olympics. In fact, the stream has been running for a few days already, with women’s football starting before the tournament officially opens.

Speaking of football, the Olympics are just the start of Sky’s HDR sports broadcasts.

From the coming season, its live coverage of Premier League matches will be available in 4K HDR. This includes the first game of the new season, Brentford v Arsenal on Friday, August 13.

HDR coverage of the Olympic Games is included for all Sky Q customers with a UHD subscription (and compatible box). Premier League HDR coverage requires a Sky Sports or Sky Sports Football subscription.

“Bringing HDR to live sport for the first time means you can feel closer to all the action from the Olympics and Premier League games, with the ultimate picture quality that creates the best viewing experience out there. residence. For sports fans, it’s the best thing to be in the stadium, ”said Fraser Stirling, Sky Group product manager.

Written by Rik Henderson. Originally published on .


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