TV Answer Man, will the Notre Dame game against Stanford this Saturday be available in 4K? — Jose, Madison, Wisconsin.
Jose, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (3-2) this Saturday (October 15) will host the Cardinal of Stanford (1-4) from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The game, which begins at 7:30 p.m. ET, can be seen in high-def on NBC, and Peacock, the NBC-owned streaming service. ESPN’s ‘Matchup Predictor’says Notre Dame has a 90.3 percent chance of winning.
But will the game be available in 4K?
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.
In related 4K news, Fox will offer another 4K doubleheader of college football action this Saturday. The two games will feature four teams ranked in the top 11 in the nation.
Jose, hope that helps. Happy viewing and stay safe!
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