SKY customers are being treated to a dazzling new way to watch sport as the Tokyo Olympics kicks off today.
The broadcaster has announced that Sky Q subscribers can watch the games in stunning High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the first time for free.
It means you can catch every nail-biting photo finish and gravity-defying javelin throw with more vibrant and intense colours than standard HD.
Sky’s Fraser Stirling said: “Bringing HDR to live sport for the first time means you can feel closer to all the action of the Olympics and Premier League games, with the ultimate picture quality that creates the best at-home viewing experience.
“For sports fans, it’s the next best thing to being in the stadium.”
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and refers to the number of colours you see in your TV picture.
It can bump up the pixel quality on your 4K TV, resulting in better, more accurate colours and better contrast.
As well as colours that are closer to the real thing, HDR also brings out finer details in dark and bright areas.
HDR’s been touted as the future of HD TV, but few broadcasters have given it a proper go as it’s very expensive to show live.
BT Sport also offers live broadcasts in HDR.
“From Friday, you can watch every unmissable moment of the Olympic Games on Sky Q across BBC, Eurosport and discovery+ in one place,” Sky said.
“Tune into over 200 hours of live action over the Olympic Games’ 16-day calendar on Sky Q’s dedicated Eurosport 4K channel in Ultra HD and HDR via the red button.
“There are also seven Olympic specific Eurosport pop-up channels in HD, at no extra cost.”
To watch the dedicated ‘Eurosport 4K channel’ showing the games in live HDR – select the red button from channel’s 410 and 411.
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