DIRECTV has revealed at its web site that in May it will air a second NASCAR race in 4K.
The satcaster announced earlier this month that it would offer the Monster Energy Cup race from Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia on April 2, starting at 2 p.m. ET. That will mark the first NASCAR race ever broadcast in 4K.
And now DIRECTV says it will offer the Monster Energy Cup ‘Go Bowling 400’ race from Kansas Speedway in Kansas City in 4K on Saturday, May 13. (Start time to be announced later, but the race will be held at night.)
Both races will be offered on DIRECTV’s dedicated live 4k channel, which is channel 106.
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Fox Sports will simulcast the races in High-Definition.
The NASCAR broadcasts in 4K are part of DIRECTV’s new partnership with Fox Sports which has previously led to the 4K broadcasts of college basketball games. The two companies have also said to expect Major League Baseball games in 4K along with other sporting events.
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DIRECTV recently changed the minimum package required to get its 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.
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