After becoming the first Canadian telecommunications provider to offer its customers a UHD set-top box, Videotron has now announced they are taking the lead again.

Québec's most respected telecommunications company has announced they will now be carrying live sports in Ultra HD format.

This new broadcast will include selected games from TSN, channel 910 in Quebec, in UHD format for customers equipped with an illico 4K Ultra HD PVR and compatible UHD television.

The upgraded broadcast will be available at no extra charge to customers.

Upcoming events in hockey include:
  • Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators
  • Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.: Washington Capitals vs. Ottawa Senators

In basketball, viewers can enjoy the following games:
  • Sunday, February 21, 6 p.m.: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors
  • Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors
  • Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.: Utah Jazz vs. Toronto Raptors
  • Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Toronto Raptors
  • Thursday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.: Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors
  • Wednesday, March 30, 6 p.m.: Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors
  • Tuesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.: Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors
  • Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors

According to Videotron, customers who do not have a 4K TV set will still receive improved HD image quality because of the superior performance of the illico 4K Ultra HD PVR.

What can the new system do? Its processor is 12 times as powerful as that of an illico new generation set-top box and it supports navigation that is 4 times faster.

It can also record 8 programs in HD simultaneously while storing 320 hours of recordings in HD format, including 115 hours in UHD format.

And in addition to the live games, Videotron customers now have access to one of Canada's leading catalogues of UHD content, including movies, TV series and documentaries, as well as the Stingray Ambiance channel in UHD.

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