Media Release: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Foxtel in 4K Ultra HD heats up winter sport codes
· NRL, AFL, Super Rugby and Women’s Football lead the winter sport 4K Ultra HD charge
· Follows Foxtel’s incredible 4K Ultra HD summer of Cricket
Foxtel will continue to change the game in 2019 as it makes this season’s winter sport codes hotter than ever with a host of amazing sport set to arrive in 4K Ultra HD. Select match-ups across NRL, AFL, Super Rugby and Women’s Football will light up Australian living rooms in 4K Ultra HD as Foxtel secures its place as the home of sport in 4K Ultra HD.
The upcoming 4K Ultra HD fixtures will be available on Foxtel’s dedicated 4K Ultra HD channel (channel 444) and will air live, with no ad breaks during play.
Foxtel’s massive 4K Ultra HD sport expansion comes on the heels of its incredibly successful first broadcast of Supercars at Bathurst and a complete summer of cricket, which thrilled Australians with the country’s first ever 4K Ultra HD cricket broadcasts. Fans were treated to a season full of the amazing detail that only 4K Ultra HD can bring to sports and, this winter, Foxtel is continuing to deliver like never before.
Super Rugby looked fabulous in 4K Ultra HD last weekend. The stars of Foxtel’s upcoming 4K Ultra HD winter of sport are the highly anticipated 2019 NRL and AFL seasons. Foxtel will showcase more than 40 NRL games and more than 40 AFL matches in 4K Ultra HD. The NRL’s 4K Ultra HD revolution kicks off on March 15 as the Knights go head-to-head against the Sharks; and then on March 22 with the Raiders taking on the Storm.
AFL enters the 4K Ultra HD action on March 23 with Melbourne taking on Port Adelaide at the MCG; and with St. Kilda and the Gold Coast Suns battling it out in 4K Ultra HD at Marvel Stadium on March 24.
This season will mark the first time ever that these two massive sport codes will air in 4K Ultra HD in Australia. Foxtel is committed to bringing fans closer to the game than ever before, and the best way to do that is through creating the ultimate stadium experience at home with 4K Ultra HD.
The 2019 4K Ultra HD action got an early start on February 23 with Super Rugby when the Brumbies took on the Chiefs at GIO Stadium. The next Super Rugby match-up lands on March 2 with the Reds and the Crusaders at Suncorp, followed on March 9 when the Waratahs and the Reds battle it out at the SCG.
The Women’s Football: Cup of Nations will make its 4K Ultra HD debut on February 28 as Argentina takes to the field against Korea, and when our Matildas square off against New Zealand.
Additional 4K Ultra HD sport arrivals include select Wallabies games and the Hyundai A-League Grand Final.
Patrick Delany, Foxtel CEO, said, “Foxtel’s summer of cricket brought a revolutionary way to experience sport to Australian screens like never before and our subscribers loved it. But, the Foxtel in 4K Ultra HD revolution is just getting started.
“This year we’re taking another huge step forward and lighting up Australia’s favourite winter codes in 4K Ultra HD, putting fans in the centre of the action to witness incredible tries, nail-biting goals, and spectacular marks in 4K Ultra HD, and the only place you’ll be able to experience it is on Foxtel.”
Foxtel’s 4K Ultra HD channel comes as extra value for customers with a Foxtel Platinum HD or Foxtel Sports HD subscription and an iQ4*.
This is 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 Ultra HD satellite signal.
Complete coverage of non-4K Ultra HD 2019 winter codes is also available in HD on the FOX SPORTS, FOX LEAGUE and FOX FOOTY channels.
Foxtel customers can learn more at foxtel.com.au/4K.