Q. Dish has had college football in 4K so I don’t understand why it doesn’t show Thursday Night Football from the NFL in 4K. DIRECTV has it in 4K. — Quinn, Los Angeles.
Quinn, I have good news for you. Starting with tomorrow night’s matchup between the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings, Dish will offer the Fox broadcasts of Thursday Night Football in 4K.
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The satcaster joins DIRECTV, Altice Optimum, Verizon Fios, TVision (formerly Layer3) and fuboTV in offering the Thursday action in the new picture format. (Comcast was expected to provide the games in 4K as well, but has yet to do so for reasons unexplained by the cable operator.)
As you note, Dish has delivered college football games in 4K so the Thursday Night addition would seem a bit tardy. However, when the 4K games began, Dish was involved in a carriage dispute with Fox. The fee fight has since been settled, opening the door for Dish to go 4K with Thursday Night Football on Fox.
Dish says the 4K edition of Thursday Night Football will be available on Hopper 3 Dish set-tops. The 4K channel will be 540.
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