The 4K Ultra HD revolution continues to grow with many platforms now offering TV shows and movies in this ultimate format.
Sky, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon all now beam 4K content into homes and Virgin Media has just announced it’s increasing the amount of programmes available in 4K.
The TV and broadband firm says that a collection of critically acclaimed drama series, documentaries and music concerts – which many are UK network premieres – will take centre-stage in UHD on the Virgin TV Ultra HD channel over the coming months.
The TV line-up, which will be available on channel 999, includes Baz Luhrman’s hip hop inspired, ‘The Get Down’ which begins on February 18.
That’s followed in March by family-drama ‘Bloodline’ which delves into the complicated lives of the Rayburns whose dark secrets threaten to emerge when their black sheep of a brother returns home.
And the third series of must-see shows ‘Masters of Sex’ starring Michael Sheen and political powerhouse ‘House of Cards’ hit screens in April.
The schedule is also packed with a variety of 4K documentaries from nature, wildlife, to geographical and history.
Virgin Media has begun a new partnership with the Smithsonian Channel where a range of high-quality factual programmes will be broadcast exclusively in UHD on Virgin TV Ultra HD.
Speaking about the new programmes David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said: “We’ve got an epic entertainment line-up on Virgin TV Ultra HD this spring with an array of fantastic programmes in incredible 4K ultra high definition.
“Virgin TV customers will have even more to enjoy in stunning UHD picture quality as we’ve packed the schedule with new blockbuster dramas, such as ‘The Get Down’ from Baz Luhrman, and ‘Bloodline’, as well as pixel-packed documentaries from our new partnership with the Smithsonian Channel.
“We’re offering the ultimate entertainment viewing experience – it really is the next best thing to being there.”
So that’s the good news but, sadly, to get this content you are going to have to pay.
The 4K channels are currently only available to customers on Virgin TV Full House and VIP premium bundles.
You’ll also need one of the latest V6 set-top boxes and a good broadband connection.
If you haven’t got access to one of the bundles above you won’t be able to watch these shows in 4K.
As a reminder, the VIP bundle costs £89 per month and the Full House TV bundle costs £57.