Sky has announced it will be showing all 2017 Formula 1 races in 4K on Sky Q, making F1 the second sport after football to be shown in Ultra HD.
Sky Sports subscribers will be able to catch every race, qualifying, and practice session live on Sky Sports F1 channel, which obviously means subscribers will need a subscription in order to watch.
In fact, on top of the Sky Sports subscription, you’ll need a Sky Q 2TB box, a Multiscreen subscription, and of course, a 4K TV.
That means, unless you have all the above, you’re not going to be able to take advantage of the newly-announced 4K service.
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As Sky explains: “When the lights go out at 06:00 on Sunday 26th March in Melbourne, Australia, Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy the race and every subsequent race in the extra detail and clarity of Ultra HD.
“…Sky Q customers can watch the race’s live coverage, alongside different race camera angles, replays and highlights thanks to the unique split screen viewing feature.”
Prior to this announcement, Sky has only shown football and a handful of movies in 4K, so it’s good to see the company branching out.
Here’s the full F1 schedule:
- 26 March, Australia, Exclusively live
- 9 April, China, Exclusively live
- 16 April, Bahrain, Live
- 30 April, Russia, Live
- 14 May, Spain, Exclusively live
- 28 May, Monaco, Live
- 11 June, Canada, Exclusively live
- 25 June, Azerbaijan, Live
- 9 July, Austria, Exclusively live
- 16 July, Great Britain, Live
- 30 July, Hungary, Exclusively live
- 27 August, Belgium, Live
- 3 September, Italy, Exclusively live
- 17 September, Singapore, Live
- 1 October, Malaysia, Live
- 8 October, Japan, Exclusively live
- 22 October, USA, Live
- 29 October, Mexico, Exclusively live
- 12 November, Brazil, Exclusively live
- 26 November, Abu Dhabi, Live
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