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4K TV, AKA Ultra HD, content won’t land on Sky Q until later this year, it has been confirmed, after Sky appeared to rule out a summer launch.

Back in March when Sky Q went on sale, Sky’s director of strategy stated the broadcaster and broadband provider was aiming to launch 4K content during the summer.

With that timeframe in mind, it was thought that Sky would launch 4K, which offers pictures that are four times sharper than standard HD, at a press call earlier today.

However, instead the event marked the extensive re-launch and rebranding of Sky Movies as Sky Cinema, bringing with it reams of new content and better HD.

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As for 4K, consumers were told that some sort of announcement will be made in the next few weeks and that movies in lush 4K will definitely be available on Sky Cinema “by the end of the year”.

Movies already confirmed for the 4K channel include the new Ghost Busters film, along with Mad Max Fury Road, Mission Impossible Fury Nation, Angry Birds and the Revenant.

The warmly received Sky Q TV service is available now. If you want to enjoy 4K content though, it’s worth bearing in mind that’s it’s the top-end Sky Q Silver set top box that you’ll need, as well as a 4K-capable TV.

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