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DIRECTV to Air Cubs-Cardinals In 4K Tonight

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DIRECTV tonight will air the Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game in 4K on its dedicated live 4K channel, channel 106. Chicago’s Jake Arrieta is scheduled to pitch against St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright.

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The broadcast, which will start at 8 p.m. ET, is the first of 25 MLB games that DIRECTV will air in 4K this season in partnership with the MLB Network channel.

The MLB Network will simulcast the 4K games in High-Definition.

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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.

However, take note that the MLB Network games in 4K will not be available on channel 106 unless you have the DIRECTV Choice package or higher; Choice, which is roughly $25 more per month than Select, includes the MLB Network in its lineup while Select does not.


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To watch 4K on DIRECTV, you must also get a compatible 4K TV, a DIRECTV HD DVR54 Genie System (or above), and installation of the Genie by a DIRECTV technician.

Here are the remainder of the MLB Network games that will be available on DIRECTV in 4K in April:

4/12 – Dodgers @ Cubs
4/21 – Nationals @ Mets
4/27 – Yankees @ Red Sox
4/28 – Cubs @ Red Sox

— Phillip Swann

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3 Comments on DIRECTV to Air Cubs-Cardinals In 4K Tonight

  1. Saw the NASCAR race on DTV in 4k the other day. The colors in 4k are unbelievable. What is ESPN waiting for. They are falling behind in not offering their sports in 4k!

  2. Tried to watch channel 106 in St Louis tonight and it’s blacked out so much for all the hype.

  3. Rick Sweet // April 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm // Reply

    Trying to watch Red Sox cubs on 106. Will only let me watch NESN. NOT happy!

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