DISH to Deliver Olympic Content Including 4K

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  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    DISH to deliver NBCUniversal's coverage of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, including 4K HDR content

    - Access to 4K HDR coverage and 2,400 hours of live, on-demand and streaming HD content
    - Collapsible Olympic Winter Games channel in guide eases navigation of NBCUniversal's broadcasts across five networks
    - Dedicated NBCUniversal Olympic Winter Games app for up-to-date medal counts, event schedules and more

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH today announced that it will deliver NBCUniversal's 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea. DISH subscribers will also have access to 2,400 hours of NBCUniversal's Olympic live, on-demand and streaming coverage—the most ever for a Winter Games.

    "For the first time, The Winter Olympics will be available in 4K HDR, marking an exciting milestone for both the TV industry and Olympic viewers," said Vivek Khemka, DISH executive vice president and chief technology officer. "We're pleased to work with NBCUniversal to give customers access to this year's inspiring Olympic performances in the clearest resolution and richest color palette available, maximizing the potential of their 4K HDR TVs."

    4K HDR coverage will be available 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 on DISH channel 540 from Feb. 10, the day after the Opening Ceremony, through Feb. 26, the day after the Games conclude.

    4K HDR provides audiences a more realistic picture with enhanced brightness, contrast and color. To view NBCUniversal's 4K HDR coverage, DISH customers must have a Hopper 3 and 4K HDR television.

    DISH will offer several other features to help viewers get the most out of the Olympic Winter Games:

    Sports hub on DISH channel 147: In addition to live Olympic coverage on local NBC channels, DISH will offer a sports hub for easy navigation of NBCUniversal coverage across NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC, the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and DISH channel 540 featuring NBCUniversal's 4K HDR coverage of the Olympic Winter Games. DISH's sports hub can be found on channel 147, labeled as "2018 Winter Olympics Channels."

    "Olympic Winter Games" app: DISH will offer an NBCUniversal Olympics app on internet-connected Hopper (all generations), Hopper Duo, Joey (all models) and Wally set-top boxes. The app features real-time medal counts dynamically provided by NBCUniversal, and showcases the complete NBCUniversal Olympics TV roster by schedule and network. Accessible via the "Apps" menu or channel 159, viewers can use this app to tune to any live event or record upcoming events.

    Olympics on-demand: DISH is offering an on-demand catalog of more than 150 hours of exclusive NBCUniversal Olympic coverage. On-demand content will include pre-Olympics clips, 2014 Sochi Olympics highlights, athlete profiles, event replays and highlights, medal ceremonies and post-event commentary.

    Sports Bar Mode: With NBCUniversal's coverage presented across several channels, DISH's Sports Bar Mode will provide a useful tool to fans interested in watching multiple events airing simultaneously. Available on Hopper 3, Sports Bar Mode is a multi-channel view that divides a 4K or HDTV screen into four quadrants, each with the ability to display a different program.

    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 view can be accessed via the "Olympic Winter Games" app, "Apps" menu or on channel 100. and NBC Sports app: and the NBC Sports app will feature more than 1,800 hours of Olympic live streaming coverage of all Winter Olympics competition, plus event rewinds and extensive video highlights. DISH customers can easily watch this coverage live at no additional cost by following the TV Everywhere verification process with their DISH username and password.
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  2. tcatdbs

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    Jul 10, 2008
    Will flex-pack customers get channel 540?

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  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    Normally "540" is available In: America's Everything Pack, America's Top 120, America's Top 120 Plus, America's Top 200, America's Top 250 and DISH America.
    If you have a Hopper 3 and 4K HDR check channel 147-05 once coverage begins.
  4. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Many reporting that if your 4K HDTV is not HDR compliant, you can't receive it.

    Also, the 4K HDR signal does not come through on the 4K Joey, not even in the guide.
  5. jbjsm

    jbjsm Cool Member

    May 15, 2005
    Can confirm that channel 540 is not available on the 4K Joey. Can't emphasize how disappointed I am with the Joey "4K". There's nothing 4K about it. The only programming in 4K available on it is Netflix and it took Dish 2 Years to get it working. Tech support was useless saying that since it's in HDR the Joey 4K won't pass the signal through. My Roku 4 doesn't support HDR but it has no trouble passing through 4K HDR programming as 4K SDR. Shame on Dish for promoting fake 4K hardware at an outrageous monthly price!

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