Sky in Germany to air Champions League final in UHD

sky deutschland_eingang_1253x823_02Sky in Germany is due to run an Ultra High Definition (UHD) broadcast trial of the UEFA Champions League final this weekend. 

Sky will air the Juventus vs. Barcelona football final in UHD quality in 13 selected Sky Sports Bars in Germany, following a successful UHD live broadcast of the DFB-Pokal football cup final in the same locations.

The sports bars have been fitted with several UHD televisions in 65 and 78 inches, and can receive a corresponding Ultra HD signal from Sky.

In May, Sky Deutschland claimed to have done a world first by broadcasting a Bundesliga football match between Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen live over satellite in Ultra HD with 50 frames per second – encoded with the new HEVC standard.


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