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From today, Sky Q is adding High Dynamic Range (HDR) to Ultra HD (UHD), for the first time on live sport with the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Sky Q across RTÉ, Eurosport and discovery+ in one place – starting with the today’s Opening Ceremony. Sky Q viewers with 4K HDR compatible TV set ups will be able to tune into over 200 hours of live action over the Olympic Games’ 16-day calendar on Sky Q’s dedicated Eurosport 4K channel in Ultra HD and HDR via the red button. There are also seven Olympic specific Eurosport pop-up channels in HD, at no extra cost.

Using the voice search function, you can simply say “Olympics” into your Sky Q voice remote to find all the content including ‘Today at the Olympics’, ‘Olympics in Ultra HD and HDR’, documentaries, podcasts and more. As an additional bonus and to drive more subscribers their way, all Sky Q VIP customers who have not yet signed up to discovery+,  can sign up via the discovery+ app on their Sky Q box, for 12 months free. The discovery+ app is the only place to access 55 live event feeds and thousands of hours of live coverage and on-demand action – just say “get discovery plus” into your voice remote.

Football fans are also in for a treat as live Premier League matches will be available in Ultra HD with HDR too. Kicking off with the first fixture on Friday 13th August, where Brentford host Arsenal at Brentford Community Stadium.

Fraser Stirling, Group Chief Product Officer, Sky, said: “Bringing HDR to live sport for the first time means you can feel closer to all the action of the Olympics and Premier League games, with the ultimate picture quality that creates the best at-home viewing experience. For sports fans, it’s the next best thing to being in the stadium.”

To watch the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in Ultra HD with HDR:

For every Sky Q customer, who already have Sky’s UHD subscription, HDR is included as standard. Sky VIP customers without a UHD pack, who want to experience the best picture quality, can sign up to a special two-month free offer via the Sky VIP app available from 16th July to 12th August.

To watch the Premier League in Ultra HDR:

To enjoy Sky Q’s HDR Premier League coverage, you will need a Sky Sports or Sports Extra subscription and you can join the action in HDR by pressing the red button during the game.

Live sport joins the wide collection of HDR on-demand TV and movies available on Sky Q, including Sky Nature documentaries, Sky Originals, Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video.

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