BT Sport airs UEFA football in Dolby Atmos
February 16, 2017
By Nik Roseveare
BT Sport will show exclusive live coverage of Manchester United v St Etienne (February 16th) and Manchester City v AS Monaco (February 21st) in Dolby Atmos sound, the first time this has ever happened in UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League matches.
The matches will be broadcast in Dolby Atmos sound exclusively on BT Sport’s UHD channel available with the BT TV Total Entertainment package. This builds on the first ever Premier League match using Dolby Atmos sound last month when Liverpool played Chelsea at Anfield in January, with three further games being shown since then.
Dolby Atmos sound is available on BT Sport’s UHD channel. From this season, BT has doubled the number of sports events broadcast in Ultra HD. Dolby Atmos sound combined with Ultra HD deliveres an immersive experience, allowing customers to feel as if they are in the stadium. This is available for no extra cost with BT TV’s Total Entertainment pack.
Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer BT TV & BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is always aiming to be innovative and Dolby Atmos sound is a fantastic addition for viewers watching the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. We’ve already shown four Barclays Premier League matches in Dolby Atmos sound so far this year and I’m delighted that BT Sport is delivering the same immersive experience for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. We want viewers to truly feel the atmosphere of the stadium when watching games BT Sport.”