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UHD snooker on Eurosport

December 6, 2018

Eurosport says its coverage of snooker’s Home Nations series will reach new heights December 10th to 16th when the BetVictor Scottish Open is televised in Ultra High Definition for the first time.

The tournament in Glasgow will be on the Eurosport 4K channel and available in France (via Canal) and Russia (via Tricolor TV and MTS). The final, on December 16th, will also be made available in Germany (via HD+).

The channel was launched earlier this year, with Eurosport’s Ultra HD coverage shown for the first time at Roland Garros tennis in May.

“Eurosport has always been on cutting edge when it comes to innovation,” remarked Laurent Prud’homme – Senior Vice President Rights Acquisitions and Syndication, Affiliates co-ordination & IOC and Media Services. “We’re extremely excited to be able to show the Scottish Open in Ultra High Definition in selected markets and we’re proud to bring the drama of the event with an enhanced experience to our loyal snooker fans.”

“Following Roland Garros and The Championships at Wimbledon earlier this year, this coverage will show once again how Eurosport 4K provides our viewers with a more immersive and spectacular experience. We are delighted to make this happen with the support of World Snooker.”

“The opportunity to watch the Scottish Open in Ultra HD will add a fantastic extra element to the viewing experience for fans,” added Miles Pearce, World Snooker’s Commercial Director. “We’re delighted to work with our partners Eurosport as they continue to push the boundaries in their coverage of World Snooker events.”

Viewers without 4K TVs or receivers will still be able to watch the tournament on the usual Eurosport channels.

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