TV Answer Man, do you know if Fox has more college basketball games planned in 4K? They have looked great! Also, will they do the Big East and Big Ten tournaments in 4K like they did last year? — Annie, Des Moines.
Annie, Fox does not have any more 4K regular season college basketball games scheduled for the 2022-23 season. However, you will be happy to hear that the network next month will stream both the Big Ten and Big East college basketball tournaments in 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range). The games can be watched in 4K HDR on the Fox Sports and Fox Now apps by using your TV Everywhere user name and password from your pay TV provider.
Click here to see which streaming devices are compatible with the Fox Sports 4K app.
The Big East coverage in 4K will begin March 8 with first round games at 3 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. On March 9, Fox will stream four quarterfinals games in 4K at noon, 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET. On March 10, the network will stream the semifinals in 4K at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET. And on March 11, Fox will offer the Big East final in 4K at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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The Big Ten coverage in 4K will begin March 8 with two first round games at 5:30 p.m. ET and a time to be announced later. On March 9, Fox will stream four second round games in 4K at noon ET, 6:30 p.m. ET and two games at times to be announced later. On March 10, the network will provide four quarterfinals games in 4K at noon ET, 6:30 p.m. ET and two games at times to be announced later. Fox will not stream the Big Ten semifinals or final in 4K. CBS has the TV rights to those games.
The pay TV services that are expected to carry both tournaments 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.
Fox will simulcast 4K games in HD on FS1, Fox and the Big Ten Network.
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.
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