NBC announces it will air Rio Olympics in 4K, HDR and even Dolby Atmos

NBC will air the Rio Olympics not only in 4K, but in HDR and Dolby Atmos.

@anthony256
Published Sat, May 28 2016 12:30 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

NBC has announced that it will be airing the Olympic Games in 4K and HDR, but that it will be delaying the stream by 24 hours.

NBC announces it will air Rio Olympics in 4K, HDR and even Dolby Atmos | TweakTown.com

Engadget reports: "4K UHD footage Opening and Closing Ceremonies, swimming, track and field, basketball, the men's soccer final, and judo is coming home on tape delay". NBC is downconverting 8K, which is what the Olympic Broadcasting Services and Japan's NHK are playing with, down to 4K, and then pushing out HDR and Dolby Atmos surround sound audio technology.

NBC Sports President Gary Zenkel explains: "The Olympics have been a consistent driver of technological advancements, and Rio will be no different".

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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