May 27, 2020

Sky Q kicks off HDR support starting with on-demand nature shows

Sky has launched three new on-demand nature programmes featuring high dynamic range for Sky Q customers. Sky viewers will need a Sky Q 1TB or 2TB set-top box and a Sky Experience or Ultra HD subscription to see the difference. Previous reports had suggested Sky wouldn't launch HDR until late 2020. "If you've got a compatible Sky Q box and a TV that supports HDR, it should be as simple as turning on your TV," she told the BBC. Ms Roberts noted that BT Sport was the only British broadcaster so far to launch a regular HDR service, via its BT Sport Ultimate add-on. Although Sky's HDR service will use technology jointly developed by the BBC and Japanese broadcaster NHK, the BBC is yet to offer HDR programming as a regular service.

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