Sky Sports to broadcast Test cricket in Ultra HD

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WORCESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Sky Sports commentry booth during the NatWest T20 Blast match between Worcestershire Rapids and Yorkshire Vikings at New Road on June 2, 2016 in Worcester, England.  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Sky Sports has announced it will broadcast this summer's Test series between England and South Africa in UHD.

The service will be available to users of Sky Q and is the first time cricket has been broadcast in UHD anywhere in the world.

The multi camera coverage, available with Sky Q, will be supported by Ultra HD graphics, Hawkeye and enhanced statistical offerings.

Bryan Henderson, Sky Sports head of cricket, commented: "With Ultra HD, customers can enjoy the four Test matches, with four times better picture quality and four times greater clarity. It is a first for Sky Sports and we can’t wait to bring you closer to the action, excitement and drama that the South Africa Test series will deliver this summer."