Every year Eurosport temporarily launches the Eurosport 4K along with the celebration of Roland Garros and then disappear. This year will not be an exception, and after last year’s edition had to be delayed due to the pandemic, this year the event will be held again on the same dates as usual at the end of May.
Eurosport 4K returns to Orange during Roland-Garros 2021
The 125th edition of Roland-Garros will begin next Sunday, May 30, and will run for two weeks until the final is held on June 13. And this year, Orange adds the Eurosport 4K channel again to be able to watch the tournament in the highest possible quality on 4K UHD resolution.
To watch the tennis tournament in 4K, Orange TV customers will have to do nothing more than tune in to the dial 102, which is where he will be Eurosport 4K channel. In it you can see up to five daily matches that take place on the track Phillippe-Chatrier. The broadcast will also have an immersive experience with the latest 3D technology The Cube to interact virtually with players, coaches and commentators from different parts of the world.
This year we will have the participation of Spanish tennis players such as Rafa Nadal, Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreño, Feliciano López or Fernando Verdasco, who will face the best international players such as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Daniil Medvédev, Stéfanos Tsitsipás, on the Paris courts or Dominic Thiem.
In addition to Eurosport 4K, the matches can also be viewed through Eurosport 1 and 2. The three channels can be enjoyed on up to 5 devices and repeat the content with the modes of Recording, StartOver and Last 7 days. The 4K channel will be available both for individuals and for establishments that have contracted Orange TV Bars.
Will it also be seen in the open by satellite?
At other times, the Eurosport 4K has issued in open via satellite some of the tournament matches, although not the final or other key matches. Last year the channel UHD1 by ASTRA / HD + became Eurosport 4K for the duration of the event, so it wouldn’t be uncommon for us to see that conversion this year as well. This channel will be the same channel that broadcasts the Olympic Games in Japan 2020, and is normally used for testing and broadcasting demos in the highest quality. The channel uses DVB-S2 and HEVC codec, with a bitrate of 53.3 Mbps.