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BT Sport to debut Dolby Atmos for Liverpool vs Chelsea

BT Sport to debut Dolby Atmos for Liverpool vs Chelsea
Adam Savage

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09 December 2016: By Adam Savage

Upcoming Premier League clash will be the first live sports broadcast in the UK to offer the immersive sound technology.

Premier League title contenders Liverpool and Chelsea will battle it out next month in the first ever live BT Sport match to be broadcast with Dolby Atmos sound and in UHD.

BT is aiming to become the first UK broadcaster to launch Dolby Atmos sound, which is currently scheduled to be available to subscribers of BT Sport’s UHD TV packages from January 2017.

The match takes place at Anfield on Tuesday 31 January, and BT plans to also have every following Premier League game, as well as a selection of FA Cup clashes, broadcast live on BT Sport in UHD and in Dolby Atmos.

According to Dolby, Atmos sound combined with Ultra HD will deliver "the most immersive experience possible, allowing customers to feel as if they are in the stadium." It will be available for no extra cost with BT TV’s Total Entertainment pack.