Sky has revealed details of all the new 4K/UHD content it’s going to be adding to its UK satellite subscription TV service in October. As usual, it includes a combination of films, TV series and lots of live sports coverage, further bolstering Sky UK’s status as the home of one the world’s biggest repositories of 4K content.
Heading up the new 4K movies included within a Sky Cinema subscription is JJ Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek reboot, starring Chris Pine; gritty crime drama Widows from director Steve McQueen; and the spirited 2018 Halloween remake. Also, while the film’s a bit disappointing, it will be interesting to see how Peter Jackson-produced Mortal Engines holds up in 4K on Sky given that it was filmed largely in 8K.
If you’re willing to spend a bit more on top of your monthly Sky subscription charge, there are four new high-profile 4K films joining the pay per view Sky Store: Godzilla: King Of Monsters (October 7); X-Men: Dark Phoenix (October 7); Men In Black International (October 21); and Brightburn (October 21).
When it comes to new 4K TV shows, Landscape Artist Of The Year returns to Sky Arts ion October 15, while the lavish new HBO/Sky Atlantic dramatization of Catherine The Great (starring Helen Mirren) launches on October 3. The History Channel’s Damian Lewis: Spy Wars arrives in 4K, too, on October 7.
Finally, as always Sky will be delivering dozens of hours of live 4K feeds, taking in Premier League and EFL Cup football matches, and three days of coverage from each of the Japan and Mexico F1 Grand Prix.
Note that Sky still hasn’t added support for high dynamic range (HDR) to its UK service, despite previously promising to do so before the end of 2019. Hopefully it will get there in the next 100 days or so.
Here’s the full list of Sky’s October 4K additions:
- Star Trek (2009) – Oct 1st
- Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – Oct 4th
- Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen – Oct 4th
- Widows – Oct 4th
- Mortal Engines – Oct 11th
- White Boy Rick – Oct 12th
- All Is True – Oct 13th
- Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby – Oct 15th
- Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Oct 18th
- How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Oct 19th
- The Old Man & The Gun – Oct 20th
- Halloween (2018) – Oct 25th
- Boy Erased – Oct 27th
- Godzilla: King Of Monsters – Oct 7th
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Oct 7th
- Men In Black International – Oct 21st
- Brightburn – Oct 21st
- Catherine The Great (Sky Atlantic) – Oct 3rd
- Damian Lewis: Spy Wars (History) – Oct 7th
- Landscape Artist Of The Year (Sky Arts) – Oct 15th
- Premier League
- EFL Cup
- Japan GP – Oct 10th-12th
- Mexico GP – Oct 25th-27th
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