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DIRECTV to Air UFC Fight, MLB Games In 4K

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DIRECTV has unveiled a new slate of live 4K programming, and, as usual, it’s dominated by sporting events.

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The satcaster, which has a dedicated channel for live events in 4K (channel 106), will air the Daniel Comier-Jon Jones UFC light heavyweight championship in 4K on PPV. The event, which will begin this Saturday (July 29) at 10 p.m. ET, will cost $69.99 for the 4K feed; the HD edition will be $59.99.

In addition, starting Tuesday, DIRECTV has nine Major League Baseball games scheduled in 4K. They will all air on channel 106.

Below is the full schedule of upcoming MLB games in 4K:

7/25 – Rockies @ Cardinals, 8pm ET

7/29 – Giants @ Dodgers, 4pm ET

8/1 – Indians @ Red Sox, 7pm ET

8/4 – Yankees @ Indians, 7pm ET

8/11 – Red Sox @ Yankees (Channel 105), 7pm ET

8/18 – Yankees @ Red Sox, 7pm ET

8/24 – Nationals @ Astros, 8pm ET

8/31 – Red Sox @ Yankees, 7pm ET

9/1 – Red Sox @ Yankees, 7pm ET

Finally, the Taylor Swift Super Saturday Night Concert will be available via numerous replays on channel 104 through the remainder of July and August.

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.

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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.

— Phillip Swann 

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