Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Broadens FOX Sports Portfolio of 4K HDR Offerings
LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports is delivering Thursday Night Football in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) for the 2019 NFL season, making Thursday night match-ups available through the FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps, via Apple TV 4K and select Roku devices. In addition, the 4K broadcast is available through several FOX Sports distributors, including DIRECTV, Altice Optimum, Comcast Xfinity, Verizon Fios, TVision and fuboTV.
“We continue to expand our UHD offerings, serving both a growing section of our audience and our distribution partners,” said Michael Davies, SVP Field & Technical Operations, FOX Sports. “The NFL offers our largest audiences, so being able to deliver games in UHD, while at the same time continuing to serve the entire FOX Sports audience with the best possible production value, emphasizes our goal of bringing fans as close as possible to the sports they love.”
Specific Roku devices with 4K support include Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Ultra, 4K TV models with Roku OS built in.
FOX Sports’ 2019 Thursday Night Football schedule begins Sept. 26 with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Green Bay Packers. Adding to television availability, several streaming options will be available to fans. NFL Network exclusive games will be available through NFL digital properties and on mobile via Yahoo Sports and other Verizon Media properties. FOX Thursday Night Football games will be available to stream on Amazon via Prime Video and Twitch in addition to NFL, FOX and FOX Deportes digital properties across devices.* During the season, fans can learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF.
Technical specifications for the authenticated broadcast: producing in 1080p/High Dynamic Range (HDR) and upconverting to 4K/HDR.
*NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch simulcast subject to change.
About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios, which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.