BT TV sets Ultra HD channel pricing

DetailsEditor | 18 July 2015

Having already announced its plan to go big and bold on the idea of an Ultra HD TV sports channel in the UK, BT TV has revealed just how much it will charge for the first of its kind service.

The new BT TV Ultra HD package, which includes Europe’s very first live sports Ultra HD (4KTV) channel, BT Sport Ultra HD, and the company’s new BT TV Ultra HD set top box, will initially be available for £15 a month. It also comes with a voucher for up to £500 off an LG 4K UHD TV. Customers will also require BT Infinity broadband and a fast enough line to support transmission of Ultra HD.

BT’s new 1Tbyte Ultra HD YouView+ set top box provides 600 SD or 250 HD hours of storage and 47 premium channels including entertainment, documentary and lifestyle channels with 13 in HD. It also offers up to 80 Freeview channels plus access to catch-up TV such as the BBC iPlayer.

The new channel will launch with its first live broadcast being the FA Community Shield match at Wembley on 2 August between Chelsea and Arsenal followed by the first game of the Barclays Premier League season between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Other live Premier League football will be shown throughout the season, as well as games from the UEFA Champions League, Barclays, FA Cup, Aviva Premiership Rugby and MotoGP.

“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,” commented Delia Bushell, managing director of BT TV and BT Sport, “The BT Sport Ultra HD channel will bring you closer to the action than ever before… 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.”