Virgin TV to show Wimbledon finals on Eurosport in 4K Ultra HD
02 July 2018
Virgin Media will be giving its customers the opportunity to watch the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s finals from the Championships at Wimbledon in 4K Ultra High Definition through Eurosport.
Virgin TV customers with a V6 TV box will be able to watch both finals in Ultra High Definition for the very first time. Customers can watch the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s finals at no extra charge through the TV home page or for Full House subscribers by pressing the red button on the Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 HD (Virgin Media channels 521 and 522).
The Ultra HD picture has four times the detail of standard High Definition, helping viewers feel closer to the action. This improved resolution offers an increase in sharpness and realism and will make viewers feel like they are sat on Centre Court. Customers will need a compatible 4K TV and a V6 box to be able to watch the finals in this quality.
David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said: “With ultrafast broadband speeds alongside our incredible V6 box, we are serving up an ace combination for our customers with Eurosport. Virgin TV customers can look forward to more top-quality 4K programming later this year.”
James Gibbons EVP, General Manager of UK / Ireland, Australia & New Zealand and Head of Commercial Development for EMEA, Discovery, said: “Wimbledon is one of the great sporting events of the year, and we’re thrilled to have partnered with Virgin to offer customers both finals in Ultra HD 4K. As the number one sport destination in Europe we connect passionate fans with their favourite sports, and this tennis season Eurosport is the best place to enjoy the action.”
The Championships from Wimbledon get underway on Monday 2nd July and conclude on Sunday 15th July. Eurosport will be showing daily highlights from the All England Tennis Club for the duration of the tournament and will show Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ semi-finals and finals live.
This is the latest sport offering in 4K UHD for Virgin TV customers following the broadcast of Roland Garros, also on Eurosport, as well as this year’s Champions League Final on BT Sport and demonstrates the technical capabilities of the V6 TV box. Virgin Media is also currently trialling the BBC’s 4K Ultra HD World Cup stream.
Notes to editors
How to watch the Wimbledon Championships finals in 4K UHD
1. During the finals, Full House customers should select Eurosport 1 or Eurosport 2 HD (Virgin Media channels 521 and 522) and press the red button
2. All other Virgin TV customers with a compatible 4K TV and V6 box should press the home button on their remote and select the tile at the top which will link through to the Championship in UHD.
3. For advice on how to watch in Ultra High Definition on Virgin TV, read our handy guide > https://bit.ly/2KouW8B
About Virgin Media
Virgin TV customers with a V6 box will be able to watch 4K Ultra HD. A 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV required to watch in Ultra HD.
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