Q. I know that some of the Dodgers-Brewers series was in 4K. But what about the World Series? Will that be in 4K? If so, who will carry it? I read a report saying FuboTV would. Is that true? — George, Indianapolis.
George, be careful what you read. That report you refer to was inaccurate and has been pulled from the site where it was published.
The 2018 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox will not be produced in 4K by Fox, which has the broadcast rights. Consequently, fuboTV, DIRECTV, Dish, or any other pay TV provider that has previously aired MLB games in 4K, will not air the World Series games in 4K.
Fox has not offered a reason for why it won’t do the Fall Classic in 4K. It seems like a natural showcase for the new picture format, particularly after the network just produced several NLCS games in 4K.
But my educated guess is that Fox has decided to invest its World Series money in other enhancements such as additional cameras and in-game graphics. Like the Super Bowl (which also has not been available yet in 4K), the World Series is a very expensive event to produce and even Fox only has so much money to spend.
So, George, as fans of the old Brooklyn Dodgers used to say, maybe next year.
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