Fox this Saturday (October 2) will air another doubleheader of college football games in 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) on the Fox Sports app. The games can be watched in 4K HDR by using your TV Everywhere user name and password from your pay TV provider.
The pay TV services that are expected to also carry them on special 4K channels are DIRECTV, Dish, Comcast, Verizon, Optimum, YouTube TV, and FuboTV. (In markets where the Fox affiliate is provided with your programming package.) Check your on-screen guide for more details.
The two college games in 4K HDR this Saturday on the Fox Sports app will be the Michigan-Wisconsin game at noon ET and the Oklahoma-Kansas State game at 3:30 p.m. ET., Fox will simulcast the games in high-def on Fox network affiliates.
In related news, Fox has revealed that it will stream American League MLB playoff games and the World Series next month in 4K. The network next week will also begin offering 4K broadcasts of the NFL’s Thursday Night football games.
Note: Fox’s 4K broadcasts are upscaled from 1080p HDR. Upscaling is the process when one video format is converted to another. Fox takes the 1080p HDR signal and converts it to a 4K format. Upscaling 4K is not considered as good as native 4K, but the inclusion of HDR can offer heightened colors and vividness.
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