The Fox Sports app this weekend will stream two more United States Football League (USFL) games in 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range).
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The USFL games in 4K HDR will be the Michigan Panthers-New Orleans Breakers game on Saturday (May 28) at 9 p.m. ET and the Birmingham Stallions-Pittsburgh Maulers contest on Sunday (May 29) at 2 p.m. ET. Fox will offer a HD simulcast of the Saturday game on FS1 while the Sunday game will be available in high-def on Fox network affiliates.
In addition to the two USFL games, the Fox Sports app next weekend will stream the NASCAR Cup Series’ Illinois 300 from the Worldwide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. FS1 will simulcast the race in high-def.
Both USFL games and the NASCAR race can be watched in 4K HDR on the Fox Sports app by using your TV Everywhere user name and password from your pay TV provider.
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The pay TV services that are expected to carry the two games and race 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.
Note: Fox produces its 4K coverage in 1080p HDR and ‘upscales’ it to a 4K HDR broadcast as opposed to shooting the event in 4K and transmitting in the same format. Upscaling is the process when one video format is converted to another. In this case, Fox takes the 1080p HDR signal and convert it to a 4K format.
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