UFC will stream its first fight in 4K and 60fps this weekend

07 Jul 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Fight fans in the US and Canada who owns a Sony Android TV will be able to watch UFC 200 in glorious 4K and 60 frames per second this weekend. It is the first pay-per-view event to be streamed in 4K.

UFC in 4K resolution

Sports in 4K resolution surely looks great and UFC will for the first time offer one of its major events in 4K. It will also look buttery smooth as it will be delivered in 60 frames per second.

To experience the fight in 4K you need to own a 2015 or 2016 Sony UHD Android TV and download the UFC app from Google Play. The fight costs $59.95. Only viewers in the US and Canada can watch in 4K.

UFC 200

The technology required for streaming in 4K60 is delivered by a company called NeuLion. They say that UFC 200 will be the first pay-per-view event to be streamed in 4K. An internet speed greater than 20 Mb/s is recommended.

- "Live sports, delivered in 4K, is the killer App. NeuLion is the leader in delivering live 4K streaming and we are excited to partner with them to integrate NeuLion's 4K streaming technology on our Sony 4K HDR Ultra HD televisions to ensure the very best 4K experience for consumers," said Nick Colsey, Vice President of Business Development, Sony Electronics. "The world's first 4K OTT UFC PPV event will be available on Sony 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs in the U.S. and Canada."

UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones 2 will be live-streamed on Saturday, July 9. More information is available at ufc.tv/4k It is not clear if this is a one-time thing or if other fights will be available to stream in 4K in the near future.

- Source: NeuLion

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