Watching the World Cup in 4K is a special treat. So one of the questions we often get is whether Telemundo World Cup games are in 4K or not.

We spoke with executives at Telemundo Deportes to find out.

Telemundo World Cup games 4K or not

Unfortunately for soccer purists, it may not be the answer you want.

“We are not going to be producing the World Cup in a native 4K format,” explained Telemundo Deportes Executive Vice-President Eli Velazquez. “We’ve selected a high-quality format that looks great on 4K sets.”

That’s the same for the World Cup broadcasts on Peacock TV. However, Peacock streams the World Cup in 1080p.

“We are proud to be the home of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. This will be an extraordinary year for NBCU and Telemundo as we present the world’s biggest and greatest sporting event,” said Ray Warren, President, Telemundo Deportes. “Our team and the entire NBCU family are prepared to deliver deeper coverage, unique perspectives, unforgettable stories and more excitement than ever before.”

Coverage for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will feature more than 2,000 hours across Telemundo, Universo, and Peacock.

Telemundo’s studio coverage

Telemundo Deportes’ production will surround the fan with its largest onsite presence ever. In addition to the more than 30 play-by-play voices, game analysts, soccer experts and correspondents who will be providing coverage on the ground, Telemundo Deportes will have more than 10 distinct positions across Doha, including four sets and additional picturesque positions. 

The main presentation studio will be located at the center of the Souq Waqif Marketplace, featuring a dual view that captures the cultural and historic side of Qatar. A second set on the Corniche features Doha’s modern West Bay skyline as its backdrop. 

The third location will be at Al Bidda Park in the middle of the FIFA fan festival, the waterfront fan destination featuring an extensive entertainment line-up of performances, cultural attractions and innovative fan experiences. To ensure a complete and immersive experience, the fourth position will be situated at the interior of the Souq Waqif offering a unique and picturesque view of heart of the marketplace – a backdrop exclusive to Telemundo.

Does FOX broadcast in 4K?

Vice-versa, FOX Sports are televising World Cup games in 4K, which are streamed via fuboTV:

• All matches air in native 4K UHD HDR
• Studio programming is produced in 1080p HDR, and airs in 4K UHD HDR

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Guide to World Cup 2022

Here are some resources to help you get the most out of the biggest event in soccer!
TV Schedule: All the info on where and when to watch every game
The Groups: We breakdown each group and all the teams
The Kits: Check out what every team will be wearing on the field this fall
Predictor: Play out every scenario with our World Cup Predictor
World Cup Bracket: Map out the entire tournament, from the groups to the final