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Sky has finally confirmed that it will show 4K films via its new Sky Q service. As part of a deal between the broadcaster and Sony Pictures, Sky will show 'all new and future' Sony releases before any other TV service in Europe. And it'll show them in 4K.

However, 4K will only be available to those with a Sky Q Silver set-top box.

Sky subscribers will get access to Sony's films over a year before any other subscription service, and only a few months after they've been in the cinemas.

So what's coming? Though Sky doesn't mention it, it does use an image from the forthcoming 'Ghostbusters' reboot, so that's a dead cert. Other Sony fare includes 'Angry Birds', 'Money Monster' and 'Inferno'.

The only problem? Sky still won't confirm when exactly 4K broadcasts will start. Seeing as BT has been showing sport in 4K since last summer, Sky is lagging behind somewhat. Its 4K service is expected to launch before the 2016/17 Premiership season kicks off in August, though whether films and entertainment will launch at the same time is anyone's guess.

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