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BT TV launches Ultra HD Sports Channel & 1TB Ultra HD YouView+ Box

Kicking off the season in style

by Mark Hodgkinson Jul 17, 2015 at 9:34 AM

  • BT has announced details of its new BT TV Ultra HD package, which includes Europe’s very first live sports Ultra HD (4K) channel, BT Sport Ultra HD, and the company’s new BT TV Ultra HD set top box.
    The new channel will launch with its first live broadcast being the FA Community Shield match at Wembley on August 2 between Chelsea and Arsenal followed by the first game of the Barclays Premier League season with Manchester United taking on Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday, August 8.

    Other live events will be shown throughout the season, including games from the UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, FA Cup, Aviva Premiership Rugby and MotoGP.

    BT’s new Entertainment Ultra HD includes BT’s new 1TB Ultra HD YouView+ set top box giving 600 SD or 250 HD hours of storage and 47 premium channels including entertainment, documentary and lifestyle channels with 13 in HD and the BT Sport Pack with all of the UEFA Champions League and Europe’s first Ultra HD channel, all for £15 a month. It also comes with a voucher for up to £500 off an LG 4K UHD TV.

    You will, of course, need BT Infinity 1 or 2 and a fast enough line to support to the service.

    Delia Bushell, managing director of BT TV and BT Sport, said: “The best way to watch BT Sport is with BT TV. BT Sport Ultra HD is the next step in high definition TV and provides a truly cinematic viewing experience and is available only on BT TV. The BT Sport Ultra HD channel will bring you closer to the action than ever before. The picture quality is absolutely amazing – it’s four times the detail of today’s high definition TV. We are proud to be innovating and leading the UK TV market with our Entertainment Ultra HD package which offers customers the best in premium TV.”

    Entertainment Ultra HD £15
      ·Free BT Sport Pack, in SD and HD
      ·47 Premium channels including 13 HD plus 9 kids channels
      ·Plus BT Sport Ultra HD channel
      ·Up to 80 Freeview channels
      ·Catch up TV, for example, BBC iPlayer or 4oD
      ·Buy or rent the latest movies on BT Store
      ·1TB UHD set top box with pause, rewind and record
      ·Watch TV on the go with TV Everywhere
      ·Up to £500 off an LG 4K UHD TV
      ·Costs £15 a month

      BT will show the following live events on the BT Sport Ultra HD channel during August:

      August 2 Arsenal v Chelsea
      FA Community Shield
      August 8 Man United v Tottenham
      Barclays Premier League
      August 15 Southampton v Everton
      Barclays Premier League
      August 22 Man United v Newcastle
      Barclays Premier League
      August 29 & 30 MotoGP

    I don't know about you but I'm feeling sick with want; no, actually it's NEED!

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