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Virgin Media to show Roland-Garros in 4K Ultra HD and HDR



23 September 2020

 

 

 

Virgin Media will broadcast Roland-Garros event in 4K Ultra HD (UHD) with High Dynamic Range (HDR) when Eurosport’s coverage of the tournament starts on Sunday 27 September.

With limited spectators allowed to watch the French Open inside the stadium, Virgin Media will provide the highest picture quality possible for viewers. Roland-Garros will run for two weeks between 27 September and 11 October.

Virgin Media will utilise Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) technology to broadcast all matches that feature on the Phillipe Chatrier court in 4K UHD with HDR on its powerful V6 set top box.

Viewers will be able to watch tennis superstars Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray - awarded a wildcard entry for the competition - in action once it gets underway

To view the action in 4K UHD or HDR, customers with a V6 box will need to press the red button on their remote on either Eurosport 1HD (channel 521), Eurosport 2HD (channel 522) or Virgin TV Ultra HD (channel 228 and 999).

Eurosport’s live 4K HDR coverage will be available on each day of the two-week long tournament on all matches that appear on Phillipe Chatrier court.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said: “Virgin Media’s has provided unprecedented coverage of Roland-Garros over the past few years and we continue this proud tradition with 4K and HDR viewing available to our customers once more.”

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Notes to eds

  • Any Virgin Media customer that wants to watch in 4K HDR, will need to have a HLG compatible TV. Standard 4K UHD viewing is available as well as HD.
  • For advice on how to watch in Ultra High Definition on Virgin TV, read our handy guide > https://bit.ly/2KouW8B