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EEmobileHDR 8Mar2018The Tottenham Hotspur vs. Juventus Champions League football clash on 7 March was not just memorable on the pitch, it was also the basis of a successful live broadcast trial of high definition high dynamic range TV using EE's 4G network.

The breakthrough live trial took place at Wembley Stadium, which is fully-connected by EE, broadcasting to a beta version of the BT Sport app on a range of devices including the brand-new Samsung S9 on the telco's 4G mobile network. HD HDR is claimed to provide a better mobile experience and is less data intensive for both the mobile network and the user's data consumption than 4K.

To prove the performance of HD HDR live broadcast to mobile, BT Sport utilised a 24 camera set-up at Wembley Stadium, with 17 HDR cameras native HDR, and the remaining seven cameras converted to HDR 10 PQ. BT Sport will continue to test the new HD HDR technology along with other features in development.

"Mobile viewers are an important and growing part of our audience, and we're constantly focusing on innovating to ensure the best possible experience for our sports fans," said Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer, BT Sport. "HDR is the future for mobile - the technology is perfect for getting the most out of the small screen, with incredible colour and definition."