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DIRECTV Unveils New Slate Of 4K Programs

DIRECTV will air the documentary, American Standoff, in 4K on May 4 at 8 p.m. ET., which is part of the satcaster’s new lineup of programming in the picture format.


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American Standoff focuses on The Hammonds, an Oregon ranching family who for two decades has battled government agencies over federal land rights. The dispute led to the 2012 conviction of family members for arson of federal rangeland, which eventually sparked area militia members in 2015 to take over a federal wildlife refuge

The documentary, which will be simulcast on The Audience Network on DIRECTV and AT&T’s U-verse, will include never-before-seen footage of the standoff between the militia members and federal officials, and interviews with participants.

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In addition to American Standoff, DIRECTV has revealed the following events will also air in 4K on its channel 106 in the coming days and weeks:

English Premier League
4/25 – Chelsea v. Southampton
4/26 – Arsenal v. Man. United
4/30 – Tottenham Hotspur v. Arsenal
5/7 – Arsenal v. Man. United

NASCAR
5/13 – Monster Energy Cup @ Kansas Speedway

Major League Baseball
(check local listings for broadcast times)

4/21 – Nationals @ Mets
4/27 – Yankees @ Red Sox
4/28 – Cubs @ Red Sox
5/2 – Orioles @ Red Sox
5/5 – Indians @ Royals (RSN, in market ONLY)
5/6 – Indians @ Royals (RSN, in market ONLY)
5/11 – Astros @ Yankees
5/16 – Red Sox @ Cardinals
5/22 – Giants @ White Sox


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An AT&T spokeswoman also tells The TV Answer Man that several concerts featuring artists such as Sheryl Crow and Korn will air  in 4K, but the company does not have air dates as of yet.

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.

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.

— Phillip Swann