Jul 142016

Sky’s Ultra HD service will be available from 13th August 2016.

Ultra HD offers picture quality that can be up to four times that of High Definition (HD).

Sky’s Ultra HD service will be launching with a line-up of Premier League football, blockbuster movies, natural history documentaries and dramas.

Sky’s Ultra HD service will be available to customers with a Sky Q Silver box and subscription at no extra cost.

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Feb 142015

Sky looking at IP delivery for 4K content


Sky said that it is “not ruling out” the possibility of delivering 4K content over the web in the future in a similar way to Netflix, after staging early trials filming in the ultra HD format.
Speaking at SES Ultra HD conference in London yesterday, Sky’s chief engineer of broadcast strategy, Chris Johns, said that there was “no reason” Sky couldn’t launch a 4K channel now if there was compelling enough content to do so.
However, asked whether Sky would not make such a move until transponder pricing and 4K production costs drop, he said that there was more options than simply broadcasting a linear 4K channel via satellite.

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