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Media Release: Thursday October 25, 2018
Foxtel kicking goals in 4K
· Australia’s first ever 4K football broadcast – Barcelona v. Real Madrid
· Continued 4K coverage of select matches of the 2018/2019 LaLiga season
· Heralds Foxtel’s summer of sport with exclusive live cricket in November
Foxtel today continued its drive to deliver ground-breaking sports coverage to Australians like never before, announcing the country’s first ever 4K football broadcast with the upcoming LaLiga El Clasico matchup between Barcelona and Real Madrid, in partnership with beIN SPORTS. The game will broadcast live and in 4K ultra high definition at 2AM (AEDT) Monday October 29 on Foxtel’s dedicated 4K channel (444).
The news comes on the heels of Foxtel’s recent, history-making, broadcast of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in 4K, and comes just weeks before Foxtel brings Australians the first ever live 4K cricket broadcast, which also arrives with Foxtel’s exclusive coverage of Australian cricket throughout November
The 4K broadcast of the Barcelona vs Real Madrid game adds a third major sport series to Foxtel’s 4K line up and comes as part of Foxtel’s long-standing relationship with beIN SPORTS, who are partnering with Foxtel to supply 4K footage of the LaLiga series.
The move will also see ongoing 4K coverage of two LaLiga games every round of the 2018/2019 season, continuing from 4 November for Foxtel Sports subscribers with the HD pack and an iQ4.
Patrick Delany, Foxtel CEO, said, “After blowing fans away with the twists and turns of the Bathurst 1000 earlier this month and getting the nation keyed up for the arrival of cricket in 4K on 4 November, we’re thrilled to feature select games of one of Europe’s most popular Football leagues, LaLiga, which will kick off, LIVE and in 4K with the El Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, starting 29 October.
“Foxtel has revolutionised entertainment by filling Australian living rooms with the sights of 4K and it looks amazing. Now, we’re picking up the pace by adding more incredible 4K sport to bring it to life even faster for our customers.
“And in November, the only place to watch cricket will be on Foxtel as we rev up for a spectacular summer of sport. There’s never been a better time to sign up and experience sport like never before.”
In addition to the two games that will air in 4K, fans will also be able to watch every game of the 2018/19 LaLiga season live and in HD on beIN SPORTS, which features the biggest names in international football with live coverage of LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and more.
Foxtel’s new, dedicated, 4K live channel (channel 444) comes as part of a Foxtel Platinum HD or Foxtel Sports HD subscription for customers with an iQ4.
Foxtel in 4K offers a host of 4K content including movies, documentaries, concerts and live sport. Over the next 12 months, Foxtel will continue to expand the selection of unique 4K content for subscribers, including the Australian 4K debut of live cricket, which will start with the November 4, Australia v. South Africa, as part of the Gillette ODI Series.
The arrival of Foxtel’s 4K channel offers an unprecedented way to enjoy live sport, documentaries, movies and more, delivered through the iQ4, Foxtel’s most advanced streaming set top box via Australia’s only guaranteed 4K satellite signal.
Foxtel customers can learn more at foxtel.com.au/4K.