Foxtel 4K comes to Australia

  • Foxtel launches first and only 24/7 4K channel in Australia
  • Also known as "4K Ultra High Definition", 4K is a new video format measuring 3840 x 2160 pixels on your 4K home TV.
  • 4K means more pixels, and the more pixels there are, the better.

Sports-fans and tech-nerds rejoice, 'cause Foxtel are launching it's own 4K channel in Australia!

According to Foxtel, those who upgrade to the iQ4 will have access to Australia's only dedicated 4K channel, with a whopping four times the resolution of HD; the sports ID pack will guarantee punters sports, docos and movies from October, and then Australia's first live action cricket match in 4K in November, braodcast via sattelite. Foxtel are intending to capture all One Day International games, Australia Tests, and selected Big Bash matches in the stunning 4K definition. 

According to Foxtel's website, the 4K channel will feature "a great selection of programs across multiple genres, including concerts, documentaries and movies before we go big with our first live cricket match in 4K in November."

Also known as "4K Ultra High Definition", 4K is a new video format measuring 3840 x 2160 pixels on your 4K home TV. Pixels are the dots that make up on-screen images – the more pixels there are, the better the resolution of the content, resulting in sharper and more realistic images. 4K is four times the resolution of HD, and twenty times the resolution of SD.

Foxtel have said that they will broadcast its live events via a mixture of native 4K and up-scaled, or “up-res”, formats. "Native resolution means that the event is filmed, encoded and broadcast in 4K end-to-end. Upscaling is a process that takes video filmed at a lower resolution (e.g. HD) and adds pixels to produce images at 4K resolution." 

Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany, who described the 4K as "TV like never before" also added that the incredible experience "will continue to expand as we bring even more sport and entertainment programming to life in guaranteed 4K, making the most of today’s ultra-modern 4K TVs."

“Innovation is in Foxtel’s DNA and we have continuously redefined entertainment for Australia putting us at the centre of connecting subscribers with the sports and the shows they love.” 

To access this amazing 4K, you'll need satellite services to Foxtel, the iQ4 set-top box, a HDMI 2.0 cable, a compatible 4K TV, and the Sports & HD pack. 

If you're not already with Foxtel but you're thinking about making the jump for those sweet, sweet pixels, then you can very quickly and easily have a squiz at the best deals you can right here