Astro Sports Pack subscribers will be able to enjoy the ultimate viewing experience of the upcoming UEFA EURO 2020 with the Ultra Box's stunning 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Atmos technology as well as Astro GO's Interactive Mode.
Kicking off on June 12 (Malaysia time) with Turkey vs Italy (full TV schedule), all 51 matches of this year's premier European competition will be available in 4K HDR — the first in Malaysia — offering better contrast along with brighter and more accurate colour.
On top of that, live matches starting from the quarter-finals will feature the Dolby Atmos technology to create a more immersive and exciting viewing experience in the living room.
For those watching UEFA EURO 2020 on Astro GO (iOS, Android), they can enjoy an enhanced viewing treat with the all-new Interactive Mode that displays interactive overlays, allowing fans to access instant highlights, match stats, player stats, fixtures, and more.
"As part of our new Astro experience, we are delighted to kick off our 4K HDR offering with this year’s biggest sporting events – the UEFA EURO 2020 and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
"Fans can now watch all UEFA EURO 2020 matches in stunning colour and contrast, while Dolby Atmos will immerse our Sports Pack customers right in the middle of the games they love.
"Selected Tokyo 2020 events will also be in 4K HDR. These new innovations provide more value to our Sports Pack customers and the most premium big screen viewing experience. In the coming months, those with Ultra Box can look forward to more 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos supported content.
"Interactive Mode on Astro GO takes their live sports viewing experience to the next level, enabling our customers to re-play key moments like goals, chances and highlights all indicated by icons on the graphics timeline during live matches, as well as accessing match and player statistics; and match schedules.
"Over time, we plan to introduce 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and Interactive Mode to the football leagues currently being broadcast on Astro," said Euan Smith, Astro's Group COO and CEO of TV.
Astro GO's Interactive Mode will be available for all Sports Pack subscribers, while Ultra Box customers with the Sports Pack will get to watch the UEFA EURO 2020 matches in 4K HDR on two UHD channels (CH781 and CH782).