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DIRECTV to Air Yankees-Astros In 4K

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DIRECTV will air games three and four of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros in 4K.

The games, which will be produced by Fox Sports, will air on DIRECTV’s live 4K channel, which is channel 106.

Update: Dish will also show the MLB playoff games in 4K

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Game three of the series is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 16, at 8 p.m. ET with Houston’s Charlie Morton facing New York’s CC Sabathia. Game four, which will begin Tuesday, October 17 at 5 p.m. ET, has Sonny Gray scheduled for the Yanks while the Astros have yet to name a starting pitcher.

Both games three and four will be played at Yankee Stadium.

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DIRECTV has also disclosed other sporting events it will air this month in 4K. All games will be on channel 106 unless noted otherwise below:

NBA
10/23 – Toronto vs San Antonio, 8:30pm ET
10/31 – Oklahoma vs Milwaukee, 8:00pm ET

College Football
10/14 – Baylor vs Oklahoma, 3:00 p.m. ET
10/21 – Teams TBD, 3:30pm ET
10/28 – Teams TBD, 3:00pm ET

English Premier League Soccer
10/14 – Liverpool vs Manchester United, 7:30am ET
10/22 – Tottenham vs Liverpool, 11:00 am ET
10/28 – Manchester United vs Tottenham, 7:30 am ET (Channel 105)

To watch the live 4K channel 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.

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— Phillip Swann