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Dish Prepares 4K, Versatile Viewing Features for 2016 Rio Olympics

By | August 3, 2016
      Olympic Rio Brazil

      The Olympic Torch Relay. Photo: Andre Luiz Mello

      [Via Satellite 08-03-2016] Dish Network has announced multiple features for customers watching NBCUniversal‘s multi-platform coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including the upcoming availability of a new, dedicated linear 4K channel. Dish subscribers will also have access to NBCUniversal’s 6,755 hours of Olympic programming, including coverage of all competition sessions, on-demand.

      Dish’s Hopper 3 and 4K Joey customers can watch NBC’s coverage in 4K on a linear channel as well as in the video-on-demand catalog.The coverage will be made available on one-day delay. One event from the previous day’s competition will be provided daily and looped in three-hour intervals from August 7 through August 22, the day after the games conclude. Dish will also make the same 4K video assets available as part of its on-demand catalog.

      Dish is enabling its “Sports Bar Mode,” available on the Hopper 3, to provide a multi-channel view that divides 4K or HDTV screens into quadrants, each with the ability to display a different program. Users can toggle among the four channels to determine which will play audio.

      Dish is using its sports hub to create an easy means to navigate through NBCUniversal coverage across 10 networks: NBCSN, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network, Telemundo, NBC Universo and two linear sport-specific specialty channels. The satellite pay-TV operator is also offering an NBC Olympics app on its family of Hopper Set-Top Boxes (STBs) and accompanying 4K Joey, Wireless Joey, Joey and Super Joey units.