Friday, February 9, 2018

DISH to deliver 2018 Olympics in 4K HDR

Every four years, the world’s most talented winter athletes come together and compete for the top honor in their sport. Lucky for us, 2018 is one of those years. Starting with the Opening Ceremony on February 9, fans across the globe will tune in to watch NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea—and DISH has great ways to watch.

4K HDR Coverage
For the first time, NBCUniversal is broadcasting the Olympic Winter Games in 4K HDR, and we’re giving our subscribers access to this content! What does this mean? When you tune to DISH channel 540 during the Olympic Winter Games, you can experience some of sports’ most inspiring performances and can’t-miss moments in crystal-clear resolution with the most enhanced color and contrast available.

4K HDR Olympics coverage will be on one-day delay and include footage from the Opening Ceremony, figure skating, hockey, short track speed skating, ski jumping and snowboard big air, as well as PyeongChang scenics. Up to three events from the previous days’ competition schedule will be provided daily from Feb. 10, the day after the Opening Ceremony, through Feb. 26, the day after the Games conclude.

To watch 4K HDR Olympics content, you must have a Hopper 3 and 4K HDR TV.

Sports Hub on DISH channel 147
With more than 100 competitions airing over a two-week span across several channels, including your local NBC network, knowing where and when you can tune in to The Winter Olympics can be tough. That’s why we created DISH’s sports hub on channel 147.

The sports hub is a collapsible channel that makes it easy to navigate coverage of The Winter Olympics by housing NBCUniversal networks airing Olympic Winter Games content, all in one place. These networks will include NBCSN, CNBC, USA, the NBC Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and DISH Channel 540 featuring NBCUniversal’s 4K HDR coverage of the Olympic Winter Games.

“Olympic Winter Games” app

The “Olympic Winter Games” app on DISH provides real-time results across all 15 sports, including up-to-date medal counts and newsfeeds—so you never have to miss the latest Olympic Winter Games happenings. The app also showcases the complete NBCUniversal Olympic Winter Games TV roster by schedule and network, which you can use to tune to any live event or record upcoming events.
Access the “Winter Olympic Games” app on any internet-connected Hopper (all generations), Hopper Duo, Joey (all models) or Wally set-top boxes via the “Apps” menu or channel 159.

Olympics on-demand

To accompany live coverage, DISH is offering more than 150 hours of on-demand content to help satisfy your Olympics cravings 24/7, including pre-Olympics clips, 2014 Winter Olympics recaps, athlete profiles, event replays, highlights, post-event commentary and medal ceremonies. On-demand content can be accessed via the “Home” button on your remote.

Sports Bar Mode

With Olympic events spread across several NBCUniversal channels, it’s inevitable that some of your favorites could overlap. Instead of forcing you to choose, DISH lets you watch up to four different channels simultaneously with Sports Bar Mode. On any Hopper 3, Sports Bar Mode divides a 4K or HDTV screen into quadrants, each with the ability to watch a different channel.
All Hopper, Hopper Duo, Joey and Wally customers can access a similar multi-view experience with the “NBC Olympics TV Experience” app, which displays up to six pre-selected Olympic programs simultaneously. This app can be accessed via the “Olympic Winter Games” app, the “Apps” menu or on channel 100. and NBC Sports App:

In addition to the live and on-demand content available, NBCUniversal has 1,800 hours of Olympics coverage available online through their Olympics website and Sports App. You can easily watch this live coverage at no extra cost by verifying your DISH subscription with your username and password.
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Barrie Mac said...

I bet it's amazing to watch the Olympics in 4K! The screen has got to be sharper and clearer. So jealous!

Sue Emery said...

I would love to see everything in 4K! It’s too bad that we have to have another TV to watch to see this and we can’t afford another one. But even if we could, something better and more high tech would come along! There’s no catching up & Unfortunately, I’m not rich!

slehan said...

First I'd have to have a TV. I can live without TV very happily.

Lauryn Rescoe said...

It sounds like Dish has come a long way since I was a kid! I haven't paid for TV in years (besides streaming it on the internet).

Athena Emmanouilidis said...

I'm not crazy about the Dish, but I love the Olympics

rochelle said...

This sounds good to me