AT&T has announced that DIRECTV will air English Premier League soccer games in 4K, starting with tomorrow’s game between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 p.m. ET.
The games will air on DIRECTV’s live 4K channel (channel 106) which has offered such sporting events as Notre Dame football, the Masters golf tournament, and NBA and MLB games since its debut in April 2016.
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AT&T said this will be the first 4K broadcast of the English Premier League in the United States. After Saturday’s broadcast, the next game in 4K will be Arsenal and Burnley at 9:15 a.m. ET on Sunday.
The games will also be available in high-def on NBC and the NBC Sports channel.
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DIRECTV recently changed the minimum package required to get the live 4K channel to Select so more subscribers could access it as well as the satcaster’s two other 4K channels, which are devoted to recurring programming and Video on Demand.
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To watch 4K on DIRECTV, you must get a compatible 4K TV, a DIRECTV HD DVR54 Genie System (or above), and installation of the Genie by a DIRECTV technician.
— Phillip Swann