4K is at its prime. Movistar has unveiled the date of arrival and the price of the new 4K decoder that will come along with new content at that resolution. Moreover, Orange has announced that Orange Series 4K will arrive in early May. Today Orange TV has unveiled a new agreement that will allow users to see Roland Garros in 4K via Eurosport 4K.
Eurosport 4K on Orange TV exclusively for Roland Garros
The agreement signed between Orange TV and Discovery Networks will allow users to see the Eurosport 4K channel temporarily between May 27 and June 10. The channel will have the best image quality (4K) and sound (Dolby Digital 5.1) available on the market, and it will show all the matches played on the center court, which translates into around 100 hours of live tennis programming.
This is the first time that the Roland Garros matches will be aired live, a competition that will see Nadal as number one after winning the Masters 1000 Rome against Zverev.
The rest of the content will be aired on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2, both at a HD quality. The former will air every match, including those played on the Philippe-Chatrier court; the latter will focus on this year’s nine Spanish tennis players: Dani Gimeno-Traver, Enrique López, Marcel Granollers, Tommy Robredo, Adrián Menéndez Maceiras, Jaume Munar, Ricardo Ojeda, Pedro Martínez and Carlos Taberner.
Discovery 4K is also available with shows like How It’s Made
This is not the first agreement that Orange and Discovery Networks have signed. At the beginning of the year, both companies signed another agreement to air the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The new agreement, which was signed today, includes Discovery 4K on Orange TV to enjoy shows like How It’s Made, Wheeler Dealers, Dogs: The Untold Story, and Shark Week in 4K resolution.
Eurosport 4K will be available for free (no additional payment needed) for users that bought Orange TV packages like Film and Series, and Sports. The Orange TV Film and Series package costs €9.95/month and gives you 40 premium channels including series, cartoons, documentaries, music and sports. The Orange TV Sports package also costs €9.95/month.
The TV operator will exclusively air Roland Garros 2018 in 4K. Orange is working to include HDR quality on its Series channel in the future, but this is a process that entails high technical difficulty.