Stan Sport has revealed that the upcoming Wallabies v England Test series will be the first-ever domestic sport available to live stream in 4K UHD.
The three-match series between the Wallabies and archrivals England kicks off on Saturday 2 July in Perth and spearheads a huge month of international rugby, which includes series between All Blacks v Ireland, South Africa v Wales and Argentina v Scotland.
Stan Sport is the only place to watch the July Test Series, with every match streaming ad-free, live and on-demand.
Coverage from the Wallabies v England series will be presented by the top Stan Sport commentary lineup, hosted by Nick McArdle with Wallabies greats Tim Horan, Drew Mitchell, Morgan Turinui and Justin Harrison, All Blacks legends Sonny Bill Williams and Andrew Mehrtens will break down all the action, assisted by dual international Allana Ferguson.
For the first time ever, viewers watching the Wallabies v England series on Stan Sport can tune into two additional streams – Spider Cam and Player Cam.
Before the start of each half, fans can vote on which player they would like to follow in Player Cam on the @stansportrugby social media channels.
Stan Sport recently launched a campaign fronted by Wallabies prop and all-around larrikin Taniela Tupou to support the England series. The tongue-in-cheek ad juxtaposes the brute force of the Wallabies against English sensibility with a mud-covered Tupou crashing an England supporters’ high tea party.
The campaign reflects Stan Sport’s fun and light-hearted take on sport and entertainment, aiming to cut through the noise using humour and cheekiness, poking fun at sunburnt English fans.
Stan Director of Sport Ben Kimber said:
“In a massive month of Rugby, we’re extremely pleased to be offering crystal clear 4K broadcasts for these Wallabies matches. Stan Sport continues to deliver for fans with more rugby in the one place than ever before.
Fresh from enjoying stunning UHD pictures for the UEFA Champions League and Roland Garros, Stan Sport customers will once again be tuning in to the best sport streaming platform experience in the country.”
Rugby Australia Chief Executive Officer Andy Marinos said:
“Rugby Australia is always looking for ways that we can innovate – and our partnership with Stan Sport and the Nine Entertainment Company is an example of that.
We were the first sport in this country to combine free-to-air television and streaming as part of the same broadcast package. Stan Sport’s delivery of 4K UHD streaming coverage of the upcoming Wallabies tests is an example of the innovation that this partnership is yielding.”
Stan Sport is available on a wide range of devices, including smart TVs, gaming consoles, media players, PCs, tablets and mobile phones. 4K Ultra HD is available for all Stan Sport subscribers, provided customers use a Stan Sport-supported 4K device.