Timeline Television last night provided outside broadcast (OB) services in Ultra High-Definition (UHD) for BT Sport at the Europa League Final between Liverpool and Sevilla from Basel, Switzerland.
It was the first time the Europa League Final has been broadcast live in UHD.
In a month populated with sporting finals on BT Sport, Timeline Television’s UHD truck will also provide 4K coverage of the 47th FA Cup Final on 21 May between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium. This will be followed by the finals of the FA Trophy and FA Vase.
Daniel McDonnell, managing director of Timeline, said, “Timeline, in partnership with BT Sport, have been pushing the limits of 4K since we launched our 4K OB truck ten months ago. We have worked with the finest manufacturers in the industry to find the best solutions to bring this technology to life.
“We’ve been helping BT Sport bring cinematic experiences to fans living rooms ever since, and I’m excited our OB truck and talented staff play a key role in enabling BT Sport viewers to experience these historical live football moments better than ever.”
The UHD truck, the first purpose-built 4K outside broadcast unit in Europe, was designed in conjunction with BT Sport to support the launch of Europe’s first live UHD channel in August 2015.