Sky launches Ultra HD service

Sky has announced the launch of the UK’s most comprehensive Ultra HD service on Sky Q Silver.

The ultra-high resolution will be available to customers with a Sky Q Silver box and subscription from August 13.

Highlights this year will include 124 live Premier League games, Formula 1 races and more than 70 movies, including the world premiere of Spectre, The Revenant and The Martian. Thirty hours of natural history and documentaries as well as five new dramas will also be broadcast.

Director of TV and content products, Luke Bradley-Jones, said: “With Sky Q, we created the world’s best TV experience. Now with the introduction of an unrivalled line-up of Ultra HD TV, the service is going to get even better, truly enhancing customers’ viewing experience. So whether you’re a football fan, movie buff, natural history enthusiast or drama junkie, customers looking for the next-generation of TV viewing will love it.”

Sky has said that more sports, movies, documentaries and drama are due to come soon in Ultra HD.