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Sky now showing 4K HDR content in Italy − update may hit the UK soon

We might not have much longer to wait for 4K HDR to make its way to Sky Q in the UK.

Sky Italia recently started broadcasting TV shows and films in 4K HDR for Sky Q users based in Italy, and we’re hopeful that UK customers are next in line for the upgrade.

Related: Hybrid Log-Gamma

Initial content available in 4K HDR to Sky Italia customers includes Britannia, the (now-finished) Europa League, Baby Driver, Spider-Man Homecoming and a handful more films and Italian TV shows, Inside CI reports.

Like the BBC, which live streamed an entire rugby league match in 4K HDR on the beta version of iPlayer in April, but is yet to confirm whether or not it will show this summer’s World Cup in 4K HDR, Sky Italia is using HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma).

Read more: Sky Q

Back in February, Sky promised that an HDR update was on its way, but it is yet to confirm when this might happen. The firm promised incoming Spotify support at the same time, and that arrived in April.

Fingers crossed it won’t be much longer before we hear much more on the HDR front.

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