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Dish to Offer Winter Olympics In 4K

DIRECTV and Comcast are on board as well.

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Dish has confirmed it will offer next-day coverage of this month’s 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range).

Comcast and DIRECTV has previously disclosed it will offer the games in the new picture format.

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And Dish now says on its ‘Olympics Coverage’ page that it will feature the games in 4K as well.

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“Tune to channel 100 to watch NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and USA channels all at once with the NBC Olympics TV Experience,” the page states. “Tune to channel 540 for 4K replays of the previous day’s events.”

The 4K HDR video from South Korea, which will be made available on a 24-hour delay, will include the Opening Ceremony, ski jumping, short track speed skating, figure skating, hockey and snowboarding.

NBC, which is owned by Comcast, and has the rights to broadcast the games in the U.S., says it will produce as many as four events in 4K HDR on each day of the games.

To watch the next-day coverage of the games in 4K, Dish subscribers will need the Dish Hopper 3 DVR set-top and a 4K with HDR.

The 2018 Winter Olympics will begin on Thursday, February 8, with the Opening Ceremony and run until February 25.

NBC distributed 4K video of the 2016 Rio Summer Games to DIRECTV and Dish. But that did not include HDR which can increase the picture’s vividness and realism.

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