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DIRECTV to Air 148 Hours Of Winter Olympics In 4K

The satcaster is offering precedent-setting coverage in 4K.

DIRECTV plans to air 148 hours from the 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range), the satcaster revealed today.

AT&T confirmed over the weekend that DIRECTV would air portions of the games in 4K HDR on its live 4K channel, which is 106. But the satellite TV service did not provide a schedule until today.

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The 4K coverage is far more extensive than expected. The 148 hours will include figure skating, short track, ski jumping, snowboarding, ice hockey, and the opening and closing ceremonies.

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The 4K HDR video will be made available from NBC on a 24-hour delay, which has the exclusive rights to broadcast the games in the United States.

Comcast and Dish have also said they will air highlights on demand in 4K, but have yet to reveal specific schedules. The Winter Olympics will begin on February 8 with the Opening Ceremony and run until February 25, but DIRECTV’S 4K coverage will not begin until February 9.

That said, below is DIRECTV’s complete 4K HDR schedule for the 2018 Winter Olympics Games.

2/9/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Men’s Short and Pairs Short Program 2:00 PM 4:30 PM

2/9/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Men’s Short and Pairs Short Program 4:30 PM 7:00 PM

2/9/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Men’s Short and Pairs Short Program 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

2/10/18 Opening Ceremony 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. PyeongChang Opening Ceremony 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

2/10/18 Opening Ceremony 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. PyeongChang Opening Ceremony 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

2/10/18 Opening Ceremony 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. PyeongChang Opening Ceremony 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

2/10/18 Opening Ceremony 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. PyeongChang Opening Ceremony 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

2/11/18 Short Track 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Short Track. 1500m Fnl and 3000m Relay 2:00 PM 4:30 PM

2/11/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Dance Short, W’s Short, Pairs Free 4:30 PM 7:00 PM

2/11/18 Short Track 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Short Track. 1500m Fnl and 3000m Relay 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

2/12/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. M Free Skate, W Free Skate, Ice Dance 2:00 PM 4:30 PM

2/12/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. M Free Skate, W Free Skate, Ice Dance 4:30 PM 7:00 PM

2/12/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. M Free Skate, W Free Skate, Ice Dance 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

2/13/18 Ski Jumping 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ski Jumping. W’s Normal Hill Final 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

2/13/18 Short Track 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Short Track. W’s 500m F and M’s 5000 R 3:30 PM 5:00 PM

2/13/18 Ski Jumping 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ski Jumping. W’s Normal Hill Final 5:00 PM 6:30 PM

2/13/18 Short Track 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Short Track. W’s 500m F and M’s 5000 R 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

2/13/18 Ski Jumping 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ski Jumping. W’s Normal Hill Final 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

2/14/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Figure Skating. Pairs Short Program 2:00 PM 4:30 PM

2/14/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. M’s Pre: Norway v. Sweden 4:30 PM 6:30 PM

2/14/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Figure Skating. Pairs Short Program 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

2/15/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. M’s Pre: Norway v. Sweden 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

2/15/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Figure Skating. Pairs Free Skate 4:00 PM 6:30 PM

2/15/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. M’s Pre:Czech R v S. Korea 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

2/16/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. M’s Pre: USA v Slovakia 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

2/16/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Figure Skating. Men’s Short Program 4:00 PM 7:30 PM

2/16/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. M’s Pre: Russia v Slovenia 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

2/16/18 Ski Jumping 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ski Jumping. Men’s Large Hill Qual 9:30 PM 10:40 PM

2/17/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. M’s Pre: Canada v Czech Rp 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

2/17/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Figure Skating. Men’s Free Skate 4:00 PM 7:30 PM

2/17/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. M’s Pre: Russia v USA 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

2/18/18 Ski Jumping 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ski Jumping. Men’s Large Hill Final 2:00 PM 3:20 PM

2/18/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. M’s Pre: Czech R v Swtzlnd 3:20 PM 5:20 PM

2/18/18 Short Track 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Short Track. W’s 1500m F, M’s 1000m F 5:20 PM 7:20 PM

2/18/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. M’s Pre: Canada v. S Korea 7:20 PM 9:20 PM

2/19/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Women’s Semifinal 1 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

2/19/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Figure Skating. Ice Dance Short Dance 4:00 PM 7:00 PM

2/19/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Women’s Semifinal 2 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

2/19/18 Snowboard 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Snowboard. W’s Big Air Qualifications 9:00 PM 10:30 PM

2/20/18 Ski Jumping 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ski Jumping. M’s Team Large Hill Final 2:00 PM 4:15 PM

2/20/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Men’s Qualifying Playoff 4:15 PM 6:15 PM

2/20/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Figure Skating. Ice Dance Free Dance 6:15 PM 9:15 PM

2/20/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Men’s Qualifying Playoff 9:15 PM 11:15 PM

2/21/18 Short Track 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Short Track. W’s 1000m/3000m, M’s 500m 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

2/21/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Men’s Quafterfinal 3:30 PM 5:30 PM

2/21/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Figure Skating. W’s Short Program 5:30 PM 9:00 PM

2/21/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Men’s Quarterfinal 9:00 PM 11:00 PM

2/22/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Women’s Gold Medal Final 2:00 PM 4:30 PM

2/22/18 Snowboard 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Snowboard. M’s Big Air Qualifications 4:30 PM 6:00 PM

2/22/18 Short Track 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Short Track. M’s 500m/5000m, W’s 1000m 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

2/22/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Women’s Gold Medal Final 8:00 PM 10:30 PM

2/23/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Men’s Semifinal 1 2:00 PM 4:30 PM

2/23/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Figure Skating. Women’s Free Skate 4:30 PM 8:00 PM

2/23/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Men’s Semifinal 2 8:00 PM 10:30 PM

2/24/18 Snowboard 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Snowboard. Women’s Big Air Final 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

2/24/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Men’s Bronze Medal Final 3:30 PM 6:00 PM

2/24/18 Snowboard 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Snowboard. Men’s Big Air Final 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

2/24/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Men’s Bronze Medal Final 7:30 PM 10:00 PM

2/25/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Men’s Gold Medal Final 2:00 PM 5:00 PM

2/25/18 Figure Skating 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Figure Skating. Gala Exhibition 5:00 PM 7:30 PM

2/25/18 Ice Hockey 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. Ice Hockey. Men’s Gold Medal Final 7:30 PM 10:30 PM

2/26/18 Closing Ceremony 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. PyeongChang Closing Ceremony 2:00 PM 5:00 PM

2/26/18 Closing Ceremony 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K HDR. PyeongChang Closing Ceremony 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

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