It’s Sky’s second UHD sports channel and is available on Sky Q, Sky Glass/Stream and Virgin Media.
Sky Sports F1 UHD launched this morning on Virgin Media and arrived on Sky Q at around 3pm this afternoon. The launch comes ahead of this weekend’s first race of the season – the Bahrain GP, which is live on Sky Sports F1 at 3pm on Sunday 5th March 2023.
The channel joins Sky Sports Main Event UHD, which first launched last year. Sky also offers a selection of other sports in UHD via a dedicated red button channel, or via Virgin Media channel 534.
Sky Q customers in the UK and Ireland with the complete Sky Sports package can now watch live sports in UHD/HDR on the Sky Sports Main Event Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1 Ultra HD channels. For eligible customers, Sky Sports F1 UHD will appear on 406, replacing the former HD channel.
Sky Glass/Stream customers with the appropriate subscription will also see Sky Sports F1 UHD on channel 406.
On Virgin Media, Sky Sports F1 UHD has arrived on channel 533, moving Sky Sports UHD1, which contains various sports output from other Sky Sports channels in UHD to channel 534.
▶ Where to watch Sky Sports F1 UHD
- Sky Q and Sky Glass/Stream channel 406 (UK and Ireland, for customers with the correct equipment and subscription)
- Virgin Media channel 533 (UK)
How can I watch UHD content on Sky?
If you’re using Sky Q, you’ll need a Sky Q 1TB or 2TB UHD box. Sky also requires you to have HD/UHD add-ons or the Sky Q experience pack. You won’t be able to watch UHD on Sky Q mini boxes or older, first generation Sky Q boxes.
Your TV needs to support UHD, with a picture resolution of 3840×2160 pixels at 50 frames per second. The input needs to support HDCP 2.2.
Sky Glass/Sky Stream puck users need to be subscribers of the Sky Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos® TV pack, which currently costs £6 a month on top of your existing TV subscription. Puck users also need to connect their puck into a TV that support Ultra HD, with a picture resolution of 3840×2160 pixels at 50 frames per second. The input needs to support HDCP 2.2.
How can I watch Sky Sports in UHD on Virgin Media?
Virgin TV 360 and V6 customers can add Sky Sports Ultra HD to their package for £7 extra per month.