BT will charge £15 for a package that includes its new Ultra HD channel.
BT Sport Ultra HD will launch on August 2 with coverage of the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal. It’s first Premier League match will be Manchester United’s home tie against Tottenham on August 8th. UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, Aviva Premiership Rugby and MotoGP is also in the schedule.
Delia Bushell, managing director of BT TV and BT Sport, said: “The best way to watch BT Sport is with BT TV. BT Sport Ultra HD is the next step in high definition TV and provides a truly cinematic viewing experience and is available only on BT TV. The BT Sport Ultra HD channel will bring you closer to the action than ever before. The picture quality is absolutely amazing – it’s four times the detail of today’s high definition TV. We are proud to be innovating and leading the UK TV market with our Entertainment Ultra HD package which offers customers the best in premium TV.”
BT is requiring customers to purchase its BT Infinity 1 or 2 broadband package through a line deemed fast enough line to support BT Sport Ultra HD. A £44 intallation charge is required for the 1TB Ultra HD You view receiver.