YouTube TV, the multi-channel, live streaming service, has announced that it will offer next month’s Winter Olympics in 4K.
The streamer, which made the announcement on its Twitter page, is the first pay TV service to say it will offer NBC’s coverage of the games in 4K. The Winter Olympics, which will take place in Beijing, China, will run from February 3 through February 20.
“The countdown to the #WinterOlympics starts NOW! Stream select Winter Olympics events LIVE in 4K from Feb 3-Feb 20 on @NBCOlympics,” YouTube TV tweeted last night.
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DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon, Comcast and FuboTV are among the TV providers that offered the 2021 Summer Olympics in 4K so they could join YouTube TV in carrying the Winter Olympics in the format as well. The TV Answer Man will post updates here when more information is available.
NBC has yet to issue an official announcement regarding the 4K coverage of the games so it’s uncertain which events will be available in the format. During the Summer Olympics, NBC provided footage from the opening and closing ceremonies, gymnastics, track and field, swimming, diving, beach volleyball, golf, tennis, and other sports in 4K.
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Is this part of the $19.99 4K add on for YTTV ? Or will everyone get the 4K broadcasts.
I switched to fuboTV a couple weeks ago. Very, very happy with it. Also seems that the regular HD picture is better than YTTV’s on my Q8F and Q6F Samsung TV’s. My wife notices better quality also. So we shall see what their 4K plans are, but really, everything looks good to us right now. I do not see us switching back any time soon.