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Free launches first 4K TV channel Festival 4K

Free Festival 4KFrench service provider Free has staked its claim to be the first in the country to launch a 4K TV channel, Festival 4K, which will be included in its Freebox basic TV offering.

The launch of the 100% native 4K channel follows the launch of Free’s 4K box in March this year.

Festival 4K will be dedicated to music festivals and cultural events. The channel will feature programming from events including Kylie Minogue’s Kiss Me Once 2014 World Tour, classical concerts such as Lang Lang at the Royal Albert Hall and a range of events spanning rock and pop festivals, blues and jazz concerts, Latin music, classical music concerts, opera, dance and contemporary circus.

The channel is available at no extra cost on channel 62 of the Freebox service, available to Freebox Mini 4K via fibre and Freebox Révolution subscribers with the 4K Player Freebox.