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BT 4K Channel in HDR for Champs Final?

Hi there,

A slightly nerdy question but would mean a lot if any one can answer it...

BT Sport have announced that the Champions League Final will broadcast in HLG HDR via the BT Sport app to any logged in subscriber.

Reference: https://sport.bt.com/football/hdr-explained-bt-sport-why-high-dynamic-range-is-the-new-frontier-and-...

Has anyone heard if the broadcast will be extended to Virgin Media BT Sport subscribers?

I had two thoughts...

1) Are Virgin ‘testing the water’ with the HLG HDR   stream for the tennis in preparation for the (likely) more popular Champions League Final - Great 👍 

2) There was an advert on the main menu saying the tennis would be HDR if I remember rightly. Does this mean because the Champions League Final hasn’t been advertised in HDR, it won’t be - Not so great 👎

Answers or opinions appreciated

TIA

Rob

 

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Re: BT 4K Channel in HDR for Champs Final?

Frankly football is not my scene but it clearly is yours so enjoy the match. This is VM's press release:

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/News/Watch-the-UEFA-finals-for-free-in-4K-Ultra-HD-with-Virgin-...

Make of it what you will from a technical point of view.


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Re: BT 4K Channel in HDR for Champs Final?

Eurosport's tennis is being broadcast in 4K and HLG - which is available on VM.

BT's final on Saturday night is not being broadcast in HDR - so is not available to VM. It isn't even on BTtv.

The HDR service is only available on selected devices ising their app.

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@ozsat wrote:

Eurosport's tennis is being broadcast in 4K and HLG - which is available on VM.

BT's final on Saturday night is not being broadcast in HDR - so is not available to VM. It isn't even on BTtv.

The HDR service is only available on selected devices ising their app.


Have I misunderstood you? Howard’s Link says it is available in HDR/4K.

 

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@Sephiroth wrote:

@ozsat wrote:

Eurosport's tennis is being broadcast in 4K and HLG - which is available on VM.

BT's final on Saturday night is not being broadcast in HDR - so is not available to VM. It isn't even on BTtv.

The HDR service is only available on selected devices ising their app.


Have I misunderstood you? Howard’s Link says it is available in HDR/4K.

 


As far as I can see it says 4K UHD, no mention of HDR?

 

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Re: BT 4K Channel in HDR for Champs Final?

The HDR is not being broadcast in 4K.  BT Sport is streaming the Champions League final on 1 June in HD HDR, via the BT Sport app. BT Sport subscribers with a compatible mobile phone or tablet will be able to watch the match in HDR for free. It will also be possible to view the game in HD HDR on a TV screen, via the BT Sport app on Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV 4K, Xbox One S and X or Chromecast Ultra.

Virgin are showing the match in normal HD on Channel 100, and for those with a V6 box and compatable TV wanting to watch in standard 4K on Channels 205, 531,532 and 999

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The stream will be HD and in HDR10 since alternative format HLG works less well on mobile, and mobile is BT Sport's primary target for HDR. Although it's technically possible to output in 4K, it will be in HD as the considerable extra data capacity required for 4K makes no sense for mobile devices as it's contrast rather than resolution which is needed.

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