BBC to offer UHD Wimbledon coverage on Sky Q


Sky Q users are set to become the latest group of viewers able to take part in the BBC's UHD tests this summer.

The BBC has confirmed that Sky Q users will be able to access UHD/4K coverage from this year's Wimbledon tournament, although there will be no support for HDR. Users will see a pop-up that will allow them to select UHD coverage.

Sky Q users will be able to access UHD coverage of the men's and ladies singles semi-finals and finals, which in a first for BBC UHD coverage, will be broadcast as a regular linear stream via satellite. The agreement with Sky follows a long standing dispute over Sky's access to BBC content, which was laid bare in a recent consultation over how the BBC distributes its content.

iPlayer UHD
Meanwhile, users of devices currently able to access the World Cup UHD stream via the iPlayer will also have the opportunity to access UHD coverage from Wimbledon. Coverage is restricted to Centre Court action.

Once again, the service will be offered on a first come, first served basis and is subject to the speed of a user's broadband connection. Initial reviews of the UHD coverage from social media users has been positive, provided users have been successful at gaining access.

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