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Sky Deutschland doubles up on ultra HD Bundesliga matches

German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland will provide ultra high-definition coverage of 68 football matches from the top two Bundesliga competitions during the 2020-21 season – twice as many as before.

The main Bundesliga match on Saturday evenings will be shown in UHD, along with one other fixture each weekend. The coverage will be made available to Sky Q customers who are subscribed to Sky’s Bundesliga package.

For the first time, the 68 ultra high-definition Bundesliga matches will also be shown in High Dynamic Range (HDR) format. Sky will also show 4K coverage of all 34 Monday-night matches from the second-tier 2.Bundesliga for the first time.

Sky Q customers will also be able to use the ‘What did I miss?’ function, which will allow viewers to catch up on key moments at any time during live broadcasts with the push of a button. A ‘picture-in-picture’ function will allow the viewer to keep watching the match live while catching up on highlights.

Sky first trialled its UHD coverage in December 2012, before airing a match in the format in 2014. At the start of the 2016-17 Bundesliga season, Sky introduced its new Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD and Sky Sport UHD channels as it switched its focus to the format and closed down its 3D channel.

The 2020-21 Bundesliga season is due to get underway in mid-September.