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DIRECTV Unveils New 4K Lineup

DIRECTV has revealed its upcoming additions to its live 4K channel, channel 106, and it includes several baseball games and two concerts.

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The satcaster says it will feature seven more Major League Baseball games in 4K in the next five weeks; DIRECTV has an agreement with the league and MLB Network to offer up to 25 regular season games in 4K in 2017.

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Here is the schedule for the upcoming MLB 4K broadcasts:

5/22 – Giants @ Cubs

6//6 – Red Sox @ Yankees

6/14 – White Sox @ Mets

6/15 – Nationals @ Mets

6/23 – Angels @ Red Sox

6/26 – White Sox @ Nationals

6/27 – White Sox @ Nationals

In addition, from May 26 through May 29, and from June 2-4, DIRECTV will air replays of a 2016 Garth Brooks concert.


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The satcaster this weekend will continue its 4K coverage of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament.

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.

DIRECTV has 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, the MLB games require a Choice package or above because the MLB Network channel is not available in the Select plan.

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2 Comments on DIRECTV Unveils New 4K Lineup

  1. What about NORMAL Viewers who want NORNAL TV Shows ?
    NO Sports !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Starflyer // May 29, 2017 at 3:58 pm // Reply

    I’m a NORMAL viewer and IMHO, 4K is best for sports. I just don’t see much gain in regular movies. There is a lot of 4K content on Amazon Prime Video and some on NetFlix.

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