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Net, Claro to deliver Rio 2016 opening ceremony in 4K

Brazilian pay-television operators Claro TV and Net have teamed up to deliver the opening ceremony of the 2016 summer Olympic Games in 4K ultra-high definition.

The August 5 ceremony will be broadcast in 4K via the SporTV channel, which is owned by Brazilian media company Globo. The coverage will be available to subscribers with compatible set-top boxes.

Net and SporTV also delivered 4K coverage of football’s Fifa World Cup in 2014.

This summer’s Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5-21.