Foxtel to broadcast summer of cricket in 4k
Foxtel is changing the game of tv like never before, with the introduction of its own ultra-high-definition 4K channel.
In an Australian-first, Foxtel will transmit the upcoming telecast of Cricket this summer in 4K to its subscribers.
Movies and documentaries will also be part of the next-generation TV broadcasting, with the new channel due to launch in October.
Foxtel CEO, Patrick Delany, describes it as “TV like never before”.
“From today, any set-top box sold by Foxtel will be 4K-enabled, so get ready to see content like never before,” he said.
“And from October, Foxtel will launch Australia’s first ever 4K channel.”
Mr Delany also announced the arrival of the iQ4, its most advanced streaming set top box yet.
The iQ4 box is designed to be continually upgraded with newer, smarter features as they become available. It will also enable subscribers with a compatible 4K TV to access Foxtel’s entertainment and sports service in both HD and 4K UHD.
“Innovation is in Foxtel’s DNA and we have continuously redefined entertainment for Australia putting us at the centre of connecting subscribers with the sports and the shows they love,”said Mr Delany.
“Today’s news is just the first step into a 4K future – this incredible experience will continue to expand as we bring even more sport and entertainment programming to life in guaranteed 4K, making the most of today’s ultra-modern 4K TVs.”
The Australia vs South Africa One Day International cricket match will kick off Foxtel’s sports coverage on November 4.