Last week Rogers delivered the first ever live NBA broadcast in 4K, and this weekend it sets to do the same but with the NHL, with a classic Original Six match-up between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens, on January 23 at 7PM ET/4PM PT.
This Hockey Night in Canada broadcast by Sportsbet will be available to Rogers 4K subscribers on Channel 999, the first of 20 NHL games in 4K coming this year. The immediate NHL 4K schedule is below:
Scott Moore, President, Sportsnet & NHL Properties, Rogers, said “Games are won and lost in the details, and with 4K, the fans are closer than ever to the insider perspective.”
Rogers says with 4K (four times the resolution of HD), customers will be able to “see the flex of the stick and the grooves in the ice,” while live game producers will have the ability to zoom in on plays like slap shots—up to 500%—without motion blur. (Editor’s note: I wonder what fans will look like when they’re caught picking their nose?)
National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, added “Rogers 4K NHL broadcasts will bring Canadian hockey fans even closer to the game.”