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You can watch this year's Wimbledon in 4K, either through BBC iPlayer or Sky Q.

Just like its World Cup matches, the BBC will air the tournament in 4K on iPlayer on a first-come, first-served basis. In the first deal of its kind, Sky has also agreed to show some of the BBC's Wimbledon coverage in 4K via Sky Q, though only the semi-finals and finals.

On Sky, the matches won't be in HDR (high dynamic range), so they won't look as lifelike as on iPlayer.

4K has four times as many pixels as high definition, which makes for a much sharper image.

Terrestrial TV isn't set up to handle 4K broadcasts, hence why the Beeb is turning to iPlayer and Sky. 4K availability on iPlayer will be limited to tens of thousands of viewers to limit bandwidth, according to the BBC.

Customers with a 2TB Sky Q box (which was known as Sky Q Silver at launch) will see a message pop up offering them the option of watching in 4K while tuned to BBC One or Two. You'll need a 4K TV in order to see the difference.

Here's a list of compatible gear.

Sky is also showing England's cricket matches, Formula 1 and Premier League football in 4K.

Wimbledon starts on 2nd July.

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