How Univision is beating the competition to 4K sports streaming

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This week, during an exhibition football (soccer) match between Mexico and Senegal in Miami, Univision Deportes tested its first-ever live 4K stream. NeuLion, which was responsible for encoding the signal and pushing it to an Android TV app, claims that hadn’t been done for sports before in the United States. The firm says it previously worked with BT Sport, a channel from the United Kingdom, on streaming a couple of 4K NBA Games in London, but those weren’t available for the public to watch. […] To be clear, it wasn’t a broadcast, but rather an internet stream, not unlike watching a 4K show on Netflix or Amazon Instant Video. The main difference is that the game was streamed in real time. To make that possible, Univision says it made a “significant” production investment, though the company declined to say how much money it spent. – Edgar Alvarez , Engadget