The Royal Wedding will be broadcast in 4K and released on vinyl

Today, Sky has announced it will exclusively broadcast Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in Ultra HD.

The 4K coverage will be shown live on Sky News, and simulcast on Sky One, from 9am on Saturday 19th May.

As with all of Sky’s Ultra HD coverage, it will be available to Sky Q customers who have a Sky Q 2TB box, a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription and, naturally, a 4K TV.

The filming will require approximately 110 cameras, 160 technical staff, 27km of cable and 20 fibre circuits in and out of Windsor Castle - so hopefully only the one knot will be tied that day.

The cherry on the wedding cake? Decca Records will also be releasing an audio stream of the ceremony across global streaming services, including Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, with a physical CD and vinyl release to follow on 25th May. The physical album will come with a special collector’s booklet.

[Image credit: Sky News]


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.