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Sport TV to launch 4K channel

Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV is launching a new 4K channel to showcase its football coverage.

SportTV 4K UHD will launch on Sunday with coverage of the domestic Primeira Liga clash between Sporting and FC Porto.

Thirty games across the Primeira Liga and Spain’s LaLiga will be broadcast in 4K over the course of the 2017-18 season.

The channel will be available free of charge until the end of the year for NOS, Meo and Vodafone Portugal subscribers.

Portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias said the channel will initially focus on games featuring Portugal’s top teams – Benfica, Sporting and FC Porto – along with Real Madrid and Barcelona.