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This Is The First Football Match Sky Will Broadcast Live In 4K When Sky Ultra HD Launches On August 13

Friday, Jul 29, 2016

Things are about to get a whole lot easier on the eye, with Sky having recently confirmed it will launch its new Sky Ultra HD service, bringing subscribers loads of lovely 4K content, on August 13.

Why that mid-August Saturday in particular  Well, that's when the new 2016/17 Barclays Premier League season kicks into action, and now we know which game will be the first to get the live UHD treatment.

So, will we be watching one of the 'big teams' like Arsenal, Manchester United or Chelsea? No, they've decided to be more meritocratic.

Sky will be popping its UHD cherry by broadcasting the opening game of the season, the match between newly promoted Hull and last year's Premier League champions, Leicester.

So, kicking off at 12.30pm, it will mark not only the start of a new season, but the dawn of a new era in TV technology.

It's one of four games that will be broadcast live in UHD over the opening weekend of the new season too. Sunday's Bournemouth vs Manchester United and Arsenal vs Liverpool clashes will also be shown in glorious 4K.

The week's Monday Night Football fixture between Chelsea and West Ham is also on the UHD agenda.

This is just the start too. Sky has committed to showing at least 124 of its 126 live Premier League fixtures this season in UHD.

Sky Ultra HD is only available to Sky Q Silver subscribers, but is being added via a software patch free of charge.

 

Source : digitalspy.com

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