BBC World Cup Streaming in 4K UHD
The BBC set to stream dozens of World Cup matches live in 4K HDR.
21:54 05 June 2018
The BBC has recently announced that it will stream dozens of World Cup matches live in 4K resolution and high dynamic range colour in June and July. This would be the first time that iPlayer will cover a major sporting event in such quality. However, the service would be limited to “tens of thousands of people”. It can be taken advantage of by fans in the UK on a first-come first-served basis.
Andy Madden, content editor at What Hi-Fi? Magazine, said: "There had been a couple of earlier trials that had not been highly publicised, but now everyone who has compatible equipment should be able to see some of the best picture quality made available via a terrestrial broadcast,"
He added: "They should see a marked improvement in detail and a brighter, punchier picture than they had previously.”
To gain access, viewers must be among the first to click on the home screen button just after each stream starts.
The BBC also plans to offer live virtual reality views of 33 games. Using a dedicated app, users will be able to switch location to get the view from a “luxury private box” on high or from behind either of the two goals.