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BT to Launch Europe’s First 4k Channel

BT have released some exciting news.In August, with the start of a new season of Premier League football in the UK, BT are going to launch the BT Sport Ultra HD channel, Europe’s first 4K TV channel. The channel will show a range of matches from the Premier League, Champions League, and even some Premiership Rugby.

BT haven’t announced the pricing for the new channel but have said that it will require both a BT Infinity Internet connection and a new, 4K-capable Youview+ set-top box. You’ll also need an Ultra HD/4K TV, too, otherwise having a 4K channel without a 4k TV may be rather pointless.

The new  box will have double the amount of storage as the existing YouView+ box, but when you consider that 4K video has four times the resolution of 1080p it actually means you could only be able to store half the amount of shows in 4k. You’ll probably only get around 60-70 hours of 4K recording. BT haven’t stated any more than that though.

While BT’s 4K channel will be delivered via an Infinity Internet connection, Sky’s service would probably be provided via satellite. If you’re wondering how good 4k looks, here is a youtube video available in 4k:

Thank you to ArsTechnica for providing us with this information

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