HD PLUS Ltd
Brilliant tennis enjoyment: Eurosport shows Roland-Garros in HD + in UHD
- Sharp UHD HDR image quality from May 22nd to June 5th
- HD + broadcasts the most important clay court tournament in the world with Eurosport 4K on UHD1
Munich / Unterföhring, 17 May 2022 – Advantage, tennis fans! Also this year, fans of the yellow felt ball can enjoy top tennis in the best image quality.
Eurosport 4K on UHD1 by HD + presents Roland-Garros, the most prestigious clay court tournament in the world, from 22 May to 5 June in brilliant UHD quality and with German comments.
HD + broadcasts all matches from Center Court Philippe-Chatrier on the 15 tournament days – around 120 hours of excellent tennis action including all semi-finals and finals in sharp UHD HDR image quality.
When clay court king Rafael Nadal goes in search of his 14th title at the French Open in Paris, viewers can be really close to Eurosport 4K on UHD1 of HD + and marvel at the action from Stade Roland-Garros at its very best. image quality. Because Eurosport and HD + once again present the most important clay court tournament of 2022 in razor-sharp UHD HDR image quality.
For all viewers with a UHD TV, satellite reception and an active HD + channel package, the UHD event channel Eurosport 4K will be available on UHD1 by HD + from 22 May to 5 June. During the 15 days of the tournament, all games on the Philippe-Chatrier course will be broadcast in UHD HDR – without commercial breaks and with German commentary. That means: Up to 120 hours of top-class live tennis in top quality.
“Tennis from the French Open with Eurosport 4K on HD + – it’s Center Court in the living room. You want to drip sweat from the players’ foreheads and even check the ball’s imprint on the line. With Eurosport 4K we offer exciting tennis sports in the best quality, giving fans a incomparable viewing experience, almost as if they were there in Roland-Garros, ”says Benjamin Pirker, Sr. Key Account Manager Distribution & Commercial Strategy Warner Bros. Discovery Germany.
Andreas Schulz, Head of Product Management at HD +: “With HD +, the number of programs in UHD has doubled within a year – and the trend is increasing. This enables us to offer our viewers a comprehensive range of UHD programs with series, shows, feature films and of course sports highlights like Roland-Garros. Especially the tennis spectacle is now a fixed UHD component that the fans are really looking forward to. Users of TVs with an integrated HD + TV app will no longer miss a UHD program thanks to the UHD switch. And we’re also seeing a clear trend towards ultra-sharp retail entertainment: 3 out of 4 TVs sold there now support UHD programs. “
Reception with UHD TV and HD +
In addition to satellite reception via ASTRA 19.2 Ost, a UHD television is a prerequisite for an ultra-ingenious tennis experience. In addition, viewers must have either an HD + module, an HD + UHD receiver or a TV in which HD + is already integrated. The only requirement is then the active HD + transmitter package.
The reception parameters for UHD1 of HD +:
Frequency: 10.994MHz (horizontal)
Modulation: DVB-S2, 8PSK
Symbol speed: 22,000 Ms / s
Press contact Eurosport:
Manager communication & PR
Sternstrasse 5 | 80538 Munich | Germany
+ 49- (0) 173 6832060
Press contact HD +
Press spokesman HD PLUS GmbH
Tel: (089) 1896 1640
Eurosport is the leading sports platform in Europe and broadcasts sports highlights such as tennis grand slams, the major cycling highlights, top international events from the Olympic summer and winter sports as well as top-class motorsport. As part of Discovery Communications, Eurosport offers the most comprehensive live sports experience through compelling content, technical innovations and exciting storytelling and is the “Home of the Olympic Games” in Europe from 2018-2024. In total, Eurosport and its TV stations – including the free TV station Eurosport 1 in Germany and the pay-TV station Eurosport 2 – reach 246 million cumulative subscribers in 75 markets in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. With an average of 42 million unique users per month, Eurosport.com has established itself as the No. 1 sports portal in Europe and, together with the Eurosport app, offers online and mobile access to Eurosport’s live image content anytime, anywhere. Eurosport Events specializes in organizing and marketing world-class international sporting events.
About HD +
HD + is the TV platform with the largest technical range in Germany. With HD +, viewers in Germany have been able to enjoy high-definition television from private broadcasters since 2009. The focus is on satellite reception. Since 2021, the offer has also been available on mobile devices and selected televisions via IP without a traditional TV connection, making HD + technically available to all TV households in Germany. In addition, the HD + comfort function offers restart of current programs and access to media libraries. The HD + channel package currently offers more than 80 channels in brilliant HD quality: 26 of the largest private channels, three UHD channels (via satellite) including RTL UHD and ProSiebenSat.1 UHD and over 50 free-to-air channels. Thanks to the direct integration of HD + as a TV app in new TVs from Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Philips and Vestel, HD + is easy to use. HD PLUS GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the satellite operator SES.