TV Answer Man, do you know if NBC is doing the Notre Dame game against Marshall in 4K? And can we stream it in 4K on Peacock so we can watch if our cable service doesn’t have it in 4K? — Eric, Dayton, Ohio.
Eric, the Marshall Thundering Herd is coming to South Bend, Indiana this Saturday (September 10) to play the 5th ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The game, which begins at 2:30 p.m. ET, can be seen in high-def on NBC, and Peacock, the NBC-owned streaming service.
But will the game also be available in 4K?
Yes and no.
Yes, if you have DIRECTV and YouTube TV. The two pay TV services will provide the 4K feed to their subscribers.
No, if you have any other pay TV service, or Peacock, which likely won’t do live sports in 4K until 2023.
Unlike Fox, NBC now does not provide a 4K feed of live sporting events on any streaming app, including the NBC app, so there is no other way to watch the Notre Dame games in 4K besides watching them on DIRECTV or YouTube TV. (The TV Answer Man will update this story if we learn that any other pay TV providers add the Notre Dame 4K feed.)
Comcast offered Notre Dame football in 4K in 2020 but stopped during the 2021 season. The cable operator did not offer a reason when asked why by The TV Answer Man.
As for the 2022 Notre Dame games that will be in 4K via NBC, here they are:
|Sat., Sept. 10||2:30 p.m.||Marshall||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 17||2:30 p.m.||California||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 8||7:30 p.m.||BYU||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 15||7:30 p.m.||Stanford||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 22||2:30 p.m.||UNLV||Peacock (NOT 4K)|
|Sat., Nov. 5||7 p.m.||Clemson||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 19||2:30 p.m.||Boston College||NBC, Peacock|
Eric, hope that helps. Happy viewing and stay safe!
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