Free includes 4K TV channel in basic offerThursday, November 5th, 2015
Free, the first operator to offer a 4K TV channel
PARIS — As of today, Free’s fiber subscribers will have access to the first 4K (Ultra HD) TV channel – Festival 4K – included in the basic offer of their Freebox package.
Free, an Iliad Group subsidiary, launched the first 4K box in March 2015 and is now also the first operator to broadcast a 4K TV channel, marking a new key step in the development of the 4K ecosystem.
Festival 4K – which is the first TV channel that is 100% 4K native – is entirely dedicated to music festivals, concerts, entertainment events and theatrical productions.
Thanks to its incredible resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) 4K technology offers superior picture quality with 4 times more detail than Full HD, bringing events to life and making TV viewers feel as if they are actually there in front of the stage.
Festival 4K broadcasts pop concerts by artists such as Kylie Minogue (the Kiss Me Once 2014 World Tour) as well as classical music concerts such as the Lang Lang concert at the Royal Albert Hall. It will also offer rock and pop festivals, ballets, jazz, soul, blues, and Latin music concerts, operas, contemporary circus and magic shows, and dance music events.
This new 4K channel is available to Freebox mini 4K subscribers on fiber as from today on channel 62, at no extra cost, and can also be accessed by Freebox Revolution subscribers on fiber who have the Freebox mini 4K Player as part of the Multi-TV option.