now lets not get caught up on all the hype with foxtel, ch7 and ch9 etc
ch9 was a bit old in the tooth and ch9 realised that and couldnt take on both cricket and the tennis and only filmed their live coverage in hd only
ch7 hd quality is not the greatest specially if you are running a 4k tv
now this is where it gets interesting
foxtel has cricket in hd on channel 501 but all the international games tests etc are film on 4k but unfortunately you will not benifit the 4k at 2180 resolution as all 501 can do is run it hd and if you want to watch it on 4k you need channel 444 and have a compatible tv that can run hdmi 2.0 and hdcp 2.2
big bash on fox 501 is usually taken from ch 7 feed and on channel 444 its coverage is upscaled to 4k from the ch7 feed when there is a international game on and will say 4k live beta..
only foxtel at this stage does live 4k filming in Australia where as the fta are only have cameras that only produce hd @1080p or 1080i.
far as the commentry goes ya can never beat the richie benuad years, but i feel foxtel has a better commentery team over ch 7...
its interesting watching the difference from ch 444 ch 501 and ch 7 throughout the test matches and 1 day series