HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite-based telecommunications operator, will provide the necessary satellite capacity to MEO, the largest Portuguese communications operator (belonging to Altice Portugal), to broadcast 28 matches from the 2018 World Cup in 4K via satellite.
The first match to be broadcast on the RTP1 4K channel will be Russia versus Saudi Arabia, the opening match for the World Cup. In the following days the most important games of the championship will be offered, including all of Portugal’s matches, three Round of Sixteen matches, three Quarter-Final matches, the Semi-finals and the Final, which will be held on 15 July in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium. All the matches will be broadcast on the Portuguese MEO platform through the Hispasat 30W-5 satellite.
Ultra High Definition television quadruples the number of pixels of a high definition screen. This way, the resolution is four times better than conventional high definition and provides a greater sharpness image, gradation of colours and improved texture definition which provide users with the highest perception of quality and a more immersive experience. MEO has included Hispasat 4K in its portfolio of channels since 2016. The Spanish satellite operator dedicates this channel exclusively to Ultra High Definition contents.