TV Answer Man, do you know what the Fox 4K college games will be this week? I’m sorry if you’ve written this but I didn’t see it on your site. — Barry, Tulsa.
Barry, this is the first time I’ve had a chance to write it today, but yes, there will be another Fox college football doubleheader in 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) this Saturday. The games can be watched on the Fox Sports and Fox Now apps in 4K HDR by using your TV Everywhere user name and password from your pay TV provider.
(You can learn more about which providers participate in the Fox 4K program here. To find out what you need to watch 4K on the Fox Sports app, including which devices are compatible, click here.)
The Fox Sports and Fox Now apps on Saturday will show the Indiana vs. Ohio State (2nd ranked in the nation) game in 4K HDR at noon ET and the Washington (24th ranked) vs. Oregon (6th ranked) contest in 4K HDR at 7 p.m. ET. Both games will be simulcast in high-def on Fox network affiliates.
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 FuboTV markets where the Fox affiliate is provided with your programming package.) Check your on-screen guide for more details.
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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.
Barry, hope that helps. Happy viewing and stay safe!
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