BT Sport channel to get Dolby Atmos audio upgrade

BT has announced an array of improvements to its TV app and BT Sport channel.

From January 2017, BT Sport will be the first broadcaster to support Dolby Atmos sound, adding it to its BT Sport 4K UHD TV packages. Dolby Atmos is due to be integrated into other UHD content throughout the year.

BT has also announced that its BoxNation boxing channel will be available free for BT Sport subscribers.

The company is also updating its app, provided as a free upgrade across all of BT TV's packages. Its focus is on giving a more intuitive, faster and slicker experience with "image-rich surfing of on-demand choices".

BT TV’s "next generation" YouView TV service will be available on set top boxes from early 2017, enabling customers to manage their recordings and stream live and on-demand programmes on mobile devices.

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Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.