The most anticipated motorsport race in Australia with millions of fans worldwide – Bathurst 1000, is still going on in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
But the event comes with several restrictions to abide by the government’s measures of curbing the spread of the coronavirus. The race is expected to host a limited number of fans at the Mount Panorama Circuit come October 2020.
The 2020 Bathurst 1000 is taking place between Thursday, 15th October to Sunday 18th October, and it features 26 cars with drivers in pairs seeking the ultimate title of ‘Kings of the Mountains’ and Peter Brock trophy.
The fans who won’t be at the Mount Panorama Circuit can still catch all the event’s action live in 4K Ultra HD via Foxtel.
Let’s get you started with what is ultra HD 4K.
What is Ultra HD 4K?
4K or ultra HD can be termed as the high-quality video quality that is 20 times the resolution of SD (Standard Definition) and four times the resolution of HD (High Definition).
When watching via 4K, you can enjoy some sharper and more detailed images that create an authentic experience as if you’re watching it live with your own two eyes.
So, if you want to enjoy 2020 Bathurst live in 4K, you need Foxtel, which offers Ultra HD via its iQ4 set-top box.
Keep reading to find out how to configure Foxtel iQ4 to watch the race in 4K at the comfort of your home.
You need the following to watch Foxtel 4K Ultra HD
- 4K UHD TV
- Foxtel iQ4 box
- Sports HD or Movies HD package.
What is Foxtel iQ4?
Foxtel is Australia’s home of sport in Ultra HD, and you need the iQ4 set-top box to watch images and videos in 4K. With Foxtel iQ4, you can watch 2020 Bathurst 1000 live in 4K, watch highlights, and record your favorite shows.
Foxtel 4K Channels and Cost
Two channels show content in 4K, namely Fox Sports Ultra HD (channel 508) and Movies Ultra HD (channel 400).
To get Fox Sports Ultra HD, you will need to subscribe to the Sports HD costing around $59/month. Also, you can subscribe to Movies HD for $59/month to watch movies in 4K. To enjoy both sports and movies in 4K, then you can purchase either Premium HD ($84/month) or Platinum Plus ($109/month) packages.
Sports HD is the best package to watch 2020 Bathurst 1000 live in 4K, but you will need a reliable internet connection of 25 Mbps or more for faster loading with no buffering.
For existing iQ4 customers, they will need to subscribe to Fox Sports Ultra HD to watch the race in 4K. But for new customers, they will need to pass through the set-up and installation process that may cost up to $125.
There you have it! You don’t have to change your busy schedule to watch 2020 Bathurst 1000 at the Mount Panorama Circuit in mid-October since you can enjoy some live watching experience in 4K Ultra HD via Foxtel.