This year8217;s Wimbledon tennis tournament starts on Monday 1 July, and you can watch much of it in 4K Ultra HD. In fact, many of the matches will be available with the stunning HDR contrast and colour tech too.
The BBC is showing all matches from Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in 4K HDR (using the HLG standard) on BBC iPlayer. And, with Virgin Media recently adding HDR support to its Virgin TV V6 Box, you can watch it all there.
As it debuted last year, the BBC is extending its Ultra HD trials to include coverage of Wimbledon in 4K HDR, using the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) standard. Every match played on the Centre Court will be available to view in the format through BBC iPlayer.
You can get it if your TV is compatible with HLG tech (see the list of supported TVs here) and have a broadband speed fast enough. The BBC suggests you will need a speed around 36Mbps or above to get full 4K (3840 x 2160). However, you can still get an excellent, higher-than-Full HD image if your internet speed is 16Mbps or above.
As with the World Cup coverage, access to the iPlayer Wimbledon 4K streams will be on a first-come, first-served basis (pun not intended). 8220;Tens of thousands8221; of spots will be available for each match, however, so you shouldn8217;t have any problems.
How to watch Wimbledon in 4K HDR on Virgin TV
Virgin Media has confirmed that, as its V6 Box now has HDR (HLG) support, you will be able to watch all Centre Court matches 8211; including the mens and womens finals 8211; in 4K HDR through the BBC iPlayer app on the STB.