The new channel launched with its first live broadcast being the FA Community Shield match at Wembley on August 2 between Chelsea and Arsenal followed by the first game of the Barclays Premier League season, with Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United taking on Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday, August 8.
Other live events will be shown throughout the season, including games from the UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, FA Cup, Aviva Premiership Rugby and MotoGP.
The stunning picture quality of Ultra HD, with four times the detail of HD, will be the star of BT’s top TV package, Entertainment Ultra HD.
August 2 Arsenal v Chelsea, FA Community Shield
August 8 Manchester United v Tottenham, Barclays Premier League
August 15 Southampton v Everton, Barclays Premier League
August 22 Manchester United v Newcastle, Barclays Premier League
August 29 and 30 British GP, MotoGP