Baseball goes 4K on DIRECTV

Baseball goes 4K on DIRECTV

DIRECTV Will Show Live MLB Games In Ultra High Defenition Starting April 15, 2016

 

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DIRECTV has burst the 4K bubble, breaking out three live 4K Ultra HD channels last week for the first live 4K broadcast of The Masters in the U.S. Now, sports fans will soon see the first 4K UHD broadcast of another popular sport on DIRECTV: Major League Baseball has reached a deal with the AT&T subsidiary that will bring up to 25 network showcase games to DIRECTV subscribers in the crystalline UHD format.

 

Fans won't have to wait long for broadcasts to begin; the April 15 match-up between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers will mark the first-ever live 4K UHD MLB telecast stateside. And while baseball may have been supplanted by the all-mighty NFL as America's favorite sport (if not it's favorite "pastime"), make no mistake, DIRECTV is making history here that is sure to have far-reaching effects in the nascent era of 4K broadcasts.

 

Up to 25 MLB matches will be available over the course of the regular MLB season to DIRECTV subscribers who have the Ultimate Package or higher along with compatible 4K UHD equipment. The initial roster of games after this Friday's 4K debut look like this:

April 19: Cubs @ Cardinals

April 29: Yankees @ Red Sox

April 30: Yankees @ Red Sox

You can keep track of other upcoming 4K UHD matches on mlb.com.

 

If the thought of so much 4K MLB action sounds like your idea of heaven, here are details of what you'll need to get your eyes on the DIRECTV broadcasts.

1. A DIRECTV Ultimate or Premier package subscription.

2. The latest DIRECTV Genie HD DVR (HR54).

3. Either a DIRECTV 4K-Ready TV or a compatible 4K TV (with an HDMI 2.0 port, HDCP 2.2 support and the capability to play 4K at 60fps) connected to the latest 4K Genie Mini.

 

Hopefully AT&T's baseball moves will mark just the beginning of an explosion in US 4K UHD sports coverage.

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