4K lands on UK TV: Sky Q to launch Ultra HD on 13th August
James R | On 14, Jul 2016
Sky will launch the UK’s first 4K UK TV service on 13th August.
Ultra HD is the future of picture quality in your living room, but so far, 4K fans have only been able to enjoy those super high-definition pixels on 4K Blu-ray discs, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Sky, though, has thrown its weight behind the technology, with the announcement last year of Sky Q, its new, premium set top box, which will be the exclusive home of Sky’s 4K output.
Now, Sky has confirmed what’s in store for Ultra HD users. Sky Q Ultra HD wil kick off on 13th August 2016, offering Premier League football, blockbuster movies, natural history documentaries and gripping dramas in 4K.
124 live Premier League games will be shown in 4K this season on Sky Sports, with Sky Cinema offering over 70 movies, including the world premiere of Spectre in Ultra HD, Oscar Winner The Revenant, and The Martian. In addition to Sky Cinema, over 30 Sky Store rental movies, from Angry Birds to the entire Ghostbusters and Men In Black box sets, will also be available in Ultra HD.
There will be 30 hours of natural history and documentaries too, with David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies, as well as five new dramas, including Young Pope, starring Jude Law, and Season 4 of The Blacklist.
Ultra HD is available to customers with a Sky Q Silver box and subscription at no extra cost, with content available live, on-demand and through Sky Store.
How much does Sky Q cost? For more information, click here, or to compare the cost of Sky and NOW, Sky’s contract-free alternative, click here.