BT's new Ultra HD package will cost £15 per month and includes a new, 1TB YouView+ set-top box...

Back in February, there was talk that BT was looking at offering UK customers a 4K Ultra HD channel and now the company has released all the details on its forthcoming BT Sport Ultra HD channel.

It forms part of BT's top TV package, Entertainment Ultra HD, and will launch on 2nd August with the FA Community Shield, followed by the opening game of the Barclays Premier League Season between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur on 8th August.

Other events to be shown on the channel will include selected UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, and FA Cup games, as well as Aviva Premiership Rugby matches and MotoGP motorcycle racing. 

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The new package will also include a new YouView+ Ultra HD box, made by Humax, with a 1TB hard drive, enough to store 600 hours of SD content, or 250 hours of HD content. IT also comes with a voucher for up to £500 off an LG 4K TV.

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The package will be available to buy online from Friday, 24th July.

BT had previously announced its plans for its sports coverage for 2015, which include showing all 351 UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches on a new BT Sport Europe channel, which will be free for BT TV customers.

Sky TV customers, who have BT Broadband, will be able to add the BT Sport Pack to their service for an extra £5/month.

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More than one Champions League will be shown at once, and BT TV viewers will get the benefit of being able to switch between these matches. They’ll also be able to access a ‘Goal Alert’ function, which will alert viewers when a goal is scored in any of the other matches being played. It’s presumed that Sky TV and Virgin Media customers will be able to view only the most popular match being shown. 

A new BT Sport Showcase channel will make its way to Freeview, meaning non-subscribers can still access some content: a minimum of 12 Champions League matches and 14 Europa League matches. 

The new BT Sport service will launch on 1st August.

A Sky 4K box was rumoured for release this year, though it seems BT has beaten the broadcaster to the punch for now.

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Comments

Friesiansam's picture

Yawn...

It might come as a surprise to some TV broadcasters but, there are a lot of people in the UK that couldn't give a monkey's about football.

scottiy's picture

football

totally agree mate gotta be the most boring sport in the world overpaid jerks why not broadcast a real sport like moto gp as they hold the rights to nearly all the races 

his dudeness's picture

they are broadcasting moto gp

they are broadcasting moto gp

stevegwoods's picture

broadband speed

Shame they don't put more effort into giving us out of town folks a better broadband speed.  Mines 2.5k with no infinity available!!

 

vinsona85's picture

broadband speed

I find it amazing that BT win every contract from councils to improve the broadband infastructure and then pay record prices for Champions League and then a year later buys EE... 

FunkyMonkey's picture

So will I be able to get this

So will I be able to get this as a non BT broadband customer? The ultra HD pack I mean.

alex30's picture

Love it or hate it.

It was Rupert Murdoch himself that said the provision of top class sport was the cornerstone to the success of subscription television. This is why he is prepared to pay so much to cover Premiership football. Like it or hate it, one thing is for sure , the availability of football on TV is here to stay.

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