Industry News: MotoGP™ British Grand Prix in 4K Ultra High Definition
Dorna Sports, in conjunction with BT Sport, is set to produce the Octo British Grand Prix in Ultra High Definition (4K)
Dorna Sports has just announced a special collaboration with BT Sport, the UK broadcasting partner of MotoGP™, to produce live coverage of the Octo British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend in Ultra High Definition. Ultra HD is the next step in the evolution of high definition television viewing and broadcasting, offering viewers the highest quality images available.
This is the first time a MotoGP™ World Championship event will be covered live in Ultra HD and viewers of the BT Sport UHD channel will have the exclusive experience of watching Qualifying on Saturday and the Races on Sunday in the new 4K high definition format. With 19 UHD cameras covering the Silverstone circuit, including a High Speed, Super Slow Motion Camera and the world´s first live wireless 4K cameras, provided by Vislink, BT Sport Ultra HD viewers will be able to fully immerse themselves in the latest development of MotoGP™ TV coverage.
As always, Dorna Sports will continue to produce the International Programme Feed in High Definition for all worldwide broadcasters. This weekend at Silverstone there will be more than 140 HD live cameras at the circuit, allowing for coverage from every angle. The addition of the Ultra HD cameras brings the total number of live cameras to 160, the largest amount ever seen at a MotoGP™ event.
Jamie Hindhaugh, Chief Operations Officer, BT Sport
“We are very pleased to be working with Dorna and to be the first MotoGP broadcaster in the world to bring our customers coverage of the event in Ultra High Definition. Through our UHD channel, we will provide a viewing experience that is as close as possible to being trackside at Silverstone. We’ve received a very positive reaction to the 4K coverage from our customers and we are excited that the MotoGP round at Silverstone will be the fifth live event that we are able to offer on our newly launched BT Sport UHD channel. ”
Manel Arroyo, Managing Director, TV & Media Area Dorna Sports
“We are really pleased that we have reached a stage where the BT Sport and Dorna production teams are working together to deliver full coverage of the GP in this new format. BT Sport is the first broadcasting partner to take advantage of 4K and Dorna Sports is excited to continue developing our Ultra High Definition offerings as more partners around the world adopt this format. We have been working with our technology partners involved in the Championship to trial 4K during the past couple of seasons. Silverstone will be a milestone event for motorsport and for MotoGP in particular, with the largest number of cameras ever seen at a GP!”
Source: Dorna Sports