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Sky’s HDR upgrade expected to happen this week

Broadcaster is expected to make content available to certain customers from Wednesday

Sky is expected to launch content in High Dynamic Range from this Wednesday.

According to ISPReview, the HDR launch will coincide with the debut of the broadcaster’s new channels, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature.

Sky is expected to introduce HDR using the HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) standard. The vast majority of HDR TVs in use already support HLG, which has been trialled by the BBC on iPlayer, alongside HDR10.

However, the HDR content is not expected to be available for all of Sky’s customers. According to Forbes, the new 1TB and 2TV Sky Q boxes will support HDR, but older Sky Q boxes will not.

It’s also thought HDR will only be available on VoD downloads, not as part of any linear live transmission.

Sky hasn’t officially confirmed the launch, but it also hasn’t denied it.