THE MARTIANSky has pledge to bring its customers the “UK’s most comprehensive” line-up of Ultra HD content, with a wealth of sporting, TV and movies events pledged for the coming year.

The pay-TV giant was beaten to the launch of a dedicated 4K service by BT which has been showing selected Champions League and other sporting contests on its own Ultra HD channel.

However while Sky cannot claim to be the UK’s first 4K broadcaster, the range of content it’s set to offer dwarfs that available from its rival.

From August customers will be able to enjoy 124 live Premier League games, 70 movies – including The Revenant, Spectre and The Martian – and TV dramas The Blacklist and The Young Pope, a new series starring Jude Law.

Content can be watched via live broadcast and on demand and will be available to customers with a Sky Q Silver box and subscription at no extra cost from 13 August. 

Luke Bradley-Jones, Director of TV & Content Products, commented: “With Sky Q, we created the world’s best TV experience.

“Now with the introduction of an unrivalled line-up of Ultra HD TV, the service is going to get even better, truly enhancing customers’ viewing experience.

“So whether you’re a football fan, movie buff, natural history enthusiast or drama junkie, customers looking for the next-generation of TV viewing will love it.” 

Sky says more Ultra HD sports, movies, documentaries and dramas will be announced “soon”.

In addition to a Sky Q box and subscription, customers will need an Ultra HD TV that supports 2160p at 50 frames per second and HDCP 2.2.