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BT Sport Ultimate takes sports viewing experience to new level


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  • BT Sport Ultimate delivers regular live action with stunning 4K HDR for first time in Europe
  • BT Sport continues innovation with “ultimate” viewing service providing the best pictures and sound

BT Sport is delivering another broadcasting first by making its biggest live matches available in 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) and high dynamic range (HDR) picture quality on some of the most popular smart TVs, games consoles and streaming devices.

BT Sport Ultimate launched earlier in the year to BT TV and EE pay monthly customers, enabling them to watch in HD with HDR on Android and Apple handsets/tablets.

From Friday (22 November), even more BT Sport customers will be able to subscribe to BT Sport Ultimate, from only £5 extra per month, including Sky customers who take BT Sport, and customers who subscribe to BT Sport’s app. And from this weekend, BT Sport Ultimate subscribers will for the first time be able enjoy selected programming in stunning 4K UHD with HDR via the following large screen devices: Samsung smart TVs, Xbox One games consoles and Chromecast Ultra streaming devices.

Upcoming events on BT Sport Ultimate that are available in 4K UHD with HDR include UEFA Champions League action featuring Tottenham Hotspur v Olympiacos (Tuesday 26 November, 8pm) and Liverpool v Napoli (Wednesday 27 November, 8pm).

BT Sport is the first broadcaster in Europe to offer live programming all year round in 4K UHD with HDR, which enables the highest quality TV pictures ever seen outside of cinemas, providing colours that are closer to how we see them in real life. BT Sport will show up to 70 live events in HDR this season, including the UEFA Champions League, Premier League and more.

If an event is not being screened in HDR, BT Sport Ultimate subscribers will, from this weekend, be able to watch live action for the first time in 4K UHD on Samsung smart TVs, Xbox One, Apple TV 4K and Chromecast Ultra.

Pete Oliver, managing director, marketing, of BT’s consumer division, said: “We’re providing the absolute best video and sound quality for sport fans, making BT Sport in 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos available in more ways than ever this season. HDR transforms the sports viewing experience and with the expansion of BT Sport Ultimate, we’re providing more high quality broadcasts for our customers than any other broadcaster.”

For more information on BT Sport visit www.bt.com/sport.

Notes

From tomorrow (22 November) the BT Sport Ultimate experience is available on the following platforms:

BT TV: available now on channel 433 offering live programming in 4K and Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos requires customer to have the necessary TV set and BT TV set top box. BT Sport customers who have a basic BT TV package will need to upgrade to BT TV Entertainment Extra in order to subscribe to BT Sport Ultimate.

BT Sport App for small screen devices: available in HD HDR for selected events on Android and Apple handsets/tablets.

BT Sport App for large screen devices: selected events available in 4K UHD with HDR on Samsung Smart TVs (on 2018 and 2019 models), Xbox One X & S and Chromecast Ultra, or in 4K UHD on Samsung Smart TVs (on 2018 and 2019 models), Xbox One X & S, Chromecast Ultra and Apple TV 4K.

Virgin Media: available on channel 531, offering live programming in 4K UHD. HDR is not available to BT Sport customers on Virgin Media. Contact Virgin Media for pricing.

Sky: BT Sport Ultimate is not available via the Sky platform. Sky customers who subscribe to BT Sport can access BT Sport Ultimate via the BT Sport App for large screen devices and BT Sport App for small screen devices.

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About BT Sport

Launched in 2013, BT Sport broadcasts in the UK and Republic of Ireland with around five million subscribers. BT Sport offers five linear TV channels BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport

ESPN, BT Sport Ultimate, six interactive BT Sport Extra channels and is available on BT TV, Sky,

Virgin and Talk Talk. BT Sport is also available online and via the App on mobile and large screen devices and operates pay per view channel, BT Sport Box Office. BT Sport has a track record of innovation, operating from one of industry’s most sophisticated sports TV studios, and delivering world-firsts around Virtual Reality, Dolby Atmos, 4K UHD and remote production. Its achievements have been recognized with awards from IBC, Promax, Music Week and more.

As well as being the sole UK rights holder for all of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA

Europa League, BT Sport offers live sport programming including the English Premier League,

Emirates FA Cup, Scottish Premiership, boxing, FA WSL, Gallagher Premiership Rugby,

Heineken Champions Cup, MotoGP and WTA.

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2019, BT Group’s reported revenue was £23,428m with reported profit before taxation of £2,666m. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London stock exchange. For more information, visit www.btplc.com


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