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US satellite giant DISH Network has announced its programming choices for delivering the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea in 4K high dynamic range (HDR).

snowboard 8 feb 2018"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 EVP and CTO. "We're pleased to work with NBCUniversal to give customers access to this year's inspiring Olympic performances in the clearest resolution and richest colour palette available, maximising the potential of their 4K HDR TVs."

The 4K HDR coverage will be available on one-day delay, and will 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 10 February, the day after the opening ceremony, through 26 February, the day after the games conclude.

DISH subscribers will also have access to NBCUniversal's 2,400 hours of live, on-demand and streaming coverage — the most-ever amount of airtime for a winter games in the US.