Positives HDR to SDR Conversion for HD has done well no over saturation.
AIUI BT Sport are doing separate HDR coverage for their HDR10 HD stream (aimed at phones and tablets with HDR10 displays). They are also separately doing a 360/VR thing.
AIUI the host broadcast feed is UHD SDR and that is what BT Sport are using for their main SD, HD and UHD linear outlets?
Read the SVG article on the previous page - they brought a separate scanner and ran a standalone 20-camera HDR OB.
There were a small number of facilities - eg interview cams - which were upmapped from SDR, but it was largely native HDR.
No - their main linear UHD feed was SDR and originated in SDR by the host broadcaster. This was also downconverted to HD and SD I believe.
Separately BT Sport provided their own HDR (HD not UHD I believe) coverage for mobile devices in HDR10. (I'm guessing the truck ran SLog3 and was converted to HDR10 downstream?)
Liverpool’s Champions League victory was Saturday’s most watched prog. An average of around 5.54 million viewers watched the match (8-10pm) on @BTSport. 15 minute peak was 6.19 million. Overall coverage (6-11pm) averaged 3.31 million. All beating British Soap Awards on ITV (2.8m) pic.twitter.com/tsZantowSN— lizo mzimba (@lizo_mzimba) June 2, 2019
As Larry said I don't think they made the channel free to view - the only free coverage was via the online streams.
I think Virgin Media may have been the only broadcast platform that had the match outside of the normal BT paywall - or am I misunderstanding some colleagues posts on social mediat? I don't think it was available FTV or FTA on Sky (don't know about BT's platform)