If you have got the fitting tools, and do not thoughts a delay, there’s some excellent news for Dish, DirecTV and Comcast prospects planning to observe the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics: You’ll be capable to view sure occasions in 4K HDR (high-dynamic vary).
NBCUniversal is broadcasting the Olympic Winter Games in 4K HDR for the primary time and each satellite tv for pc suppliers, and Comcast through its Xfinity pay TV service have revealed they will be delivering no matter 4K HDR is offered.
The catch? the 4K HDR footage airs at the least 24 hours after the dwell broadcast.
Dish says that “4K HDR Olympics protection will likely be on one-day delay and embrace footage from the Opening Ceremony, determine skating, hockey, brief monitor pace skating, ski leaping and snowboard massive air, in addition to PyeongChang scenics.”
Dish’s 4K HDR protection will likely be obtainable on Channel 540, however the caveat is you will want a Hopper three and 4K HDR TV to view it.
Dish can even offer a number of different Olympic-focused options, together with a Sports Bar mode and “Olympic Winter Games” app. You can examine them on Dish’s site.
As for DirecTV, which is owned by AT&T, its UHD protection will air on Channel 106 and you may want a Genie HD DVR to obtain the programming in 4K HDR. The identical one-day delay applies.
Phillip Swann has DirecTV’s full 4K HDR schedule for the 2018 Winter Olympics Games on his The TV Answer Man blog.
Here’s a fast have a look at Dish’s added options for the Winter Games:
- Exclusive sports activities hub on Channel 147: Labeled within the information as “2018 Winter Olympics Channels,” it’s going to supply simple navigation of NBCUniversal’s Olympic protection throughout 5 networks.
- “Olympic Winter Games” app: Available on internet-connected Hopper, Hopper Duo, Joey and Wally set-top containers, the app options up to date medal counts, and showcases the entire Olympics roster by schedule and community.
- Olympics on demand: More than 150 hours of NBCUniversal’s on-demand Olympics programming.
- Sports Bar Mode: Available on Hopper three, Sports Bar Mode permits viewers to observe as much as 4 Olympic packages concurrently. This mode divides an HD or 4K TV into quadrants, every with the power to play a special channel.
- NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports app: NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will characteristic 1,800 hours of dwell steaming of Olympic occasions. Customers can simply confirm their Dish subscriptions to entry this content material.