Want 4K college football in UHD resolution? Today, DISH announced that its FS1 (Fox Sports) channel will show select college games in 4K resolution. The first game is Oklahoma vs. Baylor this Saturday (September 23) at 6:30 p.m. ET. DISH is planning to simulcast the 4K college football games every weekend on channel 540 throughout football season. If you want to watch 4K college football games, however, you’ll need to make sure you have a DISH Hopper 3 DVR.
“DISH has offered 4K-ready set-top boxes for 3 years, and 4K TV market share is anticipated to exceed 1-in-4 U.S. households by the end of 2017. The missing element? 4K programming. That’s why it’s great to see forward-looking companies like FOX invest in 4K production, so together we can deliver live entertainment in crystal-clear resolution.”
– Vivek Khemka, DISH executive VP and CTO
Not Just 4K College Football
College football isn’t the only “game in town” when it comes to 4K resolution on DISH. The company already has planned future 4K coverage of college basketball, Major League Baseball, and even NASCAR racing. We’re personally hoping the 4K push on NASCAR helps the franchise gain back some of the recent drop in viewers—but we’ll have to wait and see.
As more and more consumers pick up 4K or UHD capable televisions and projectors (like the Epson Pro Cinema 4040 projector we reviewed this year), content can’t come fast enough. DISH has been leading the pack with more content than any other provider we’re currently aware of.
DISH also offers 4K programming from NBCUniversal, Netflix, The Orchard, and Mance Media. Some select broadcasts have also appeared in 4K this year, including a live PPV broadcast of the Sonnen vs. Silva mixed martial arts fight, Planet Earth II, and NBC’s coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro.
For more information, please visit the DISH website.