In a UK First, Virgin Media Customers Can Watch the French Open in 4K HDR

By Shabana Arif on at

The miraculous union of 4K, HDR, and sporting events is here at last, and is being ushered in by Virgin Media who has pipped its fellow broadcasters to the post by being the first in the UK to offer 4K HDR content. Virgin customers with a V6 set-top box can tune into the French Open which began on May 20 and wraps on next weekend on June 9, and enjoy Eurosport's 4K HDR coverage. Just get yourself to Eurosport 1HD (channel 521), Eurosport 2HD (channel 522) or Virgin TV Ultra HD (channel 205 and 999), and hit the red button on your remote to switch over. Obviously, if your telly doesn't support 4K/HDR, or if you don't have the V6 box, this PSA isn't for you.

"We are upping our game once more this summer by broadcasting one of the most prestigious tennis competitions in the highest picture quality currently available,” said David Bouchier, Virgin Media's chief digital entertainment officer. “Our customers will be able to get even closer to the action with HDR technology on our V6 box bringing the action right into the homes of our customers.”

Virgin is also letting its customers watch the UEFA Champions League and Europa League Final this week for free, if football's more your cup of tea. BT is also making sure its customers can watch it anywhere and everywhere, and is offering the BT Sports app for free for the first three months is you sign up now. [What Hi-Fi]

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