beIN SPORTS will become the first TV network to air a LaLiga match in Ultra HD 4K HDR for North American viewers. The network announced today plans to make the broadcast of the upcoming FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid El Clásico available in 4K to all distribution partners.
The two-and-a-half-hour event will air live from Barcelona’s Camp Nou, on Sunday, October 28th at 8:15 AM PT / 11:15 AM ET on beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS CONNECT in HD, and in 4K via participating broadcast and streaming partners on dedicated 4K channels. El Clásico, widely regarded as one of the greatest sports rivalries, serves as LaLiga’s marquee matchup between two of the league’s most celebrated teams.
“With soccer at the heart of the network, and avid fans of the beautiful game ourselves, the decision to broadcast the upcoming El Clásico match in 4k was simple,” said Antonio Briceño, beIN SPORTS’ Deputy Managing Director for the U.S. and Canada. “Our priority is the viewer experience. With an event as highly-anticipated, and widely-watched as El Clásico, we as a network want to make sure we’re making every decision possible to deliver an optimal experience to viewers.”
“El Clásico is one of the biggest and most followed rivalries in sports and gives us the perfect opportunity to bring the best of Spanish soccer closer to U.S. fans. Partnering with beIN SPORTS to provide this match in 4k is another milestone,” said Boris Gartner, LaLiga North America’s CEO.
To complement the match’s excitement, beIN SPORTS’ veteran and award-winning commentators, Ray Hudson and Phil Schoen will be providing the electrifying play-by-play commentary and analysis on the English channel, while Jamie Easton will serve as the channel’s pitch side reporter. Calling the action for beIN SPORTS en Español will be Jose Hernandez and Jaime Macias with Pablo Mariño as the Spanish-language pitch side reporter.
Fans in Miami, FL will also be able to catch the live action in 4K at the official El Clásico Watch Party hosted by LaLiga and beIN SPORTS at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, where Dish Network has partnered to broadcast the game to fans in 4K.
Viewers nationwide may contact their local cable provider directly to confirm access to the 4K feed.