By Phillip Swann
The TV Answer Man – @tvanswerman
TV Answer Man, I am excited about watching the World Baseball Classic tonight after seeing the highlights of the Mexico-Japan game. Do you know if it will be in 4K? And will it be on the big Fox channel? — Patrick, Burlington, Vermont.
Patrick, the surprisingly intense and exciting 2023 World Baseball Classic wraps up tonight at 7p.m. ET with the championship game between USA and Japan from loanDepot Park in Miami. The latter reached the final by defeating Mexico last night, 6-5, on a ninth-inning walkoff double by Munetaka Murakami. USA became a tournament finalist by clobbering Cuba, 14-2. America’s team was led by Philadelphia’s Trea Turner who homered twice, giving him four HRs in the classic.
Since the WBC is doing better in the ratings than expected — and drawing large crowds in person — will Fox preempt regular programming and show the game on network affiliates?
Answer: No. The game will be broadcast by FS1.
Question two: Will the game be available in 4K?
Answer: No. There have been no 2023 WBC games in 4K and the final is no exception. High-def only.
In addition to FS1, baseball fans can stream tonight’s game on the Fox Sports and Fox Now apps if they have a user name and password from a pay TV provider that carries Fox.
Patrick, hope that helps. Happy viewing and stay safe!
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— Phillip Swann