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DIRECTV, Dish to Show Big 10 Tournament In 4K

DIRECTV also reveals lineup of 4K MLB, NHL and NBA action.

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DIRECTV and Dish will both show the first three days of the Big Ten basketball tournament in 4K, starting with tonight’s doubleheader which begins at 5:30 p.m ET.

The 4K coverage of the tournament, which is being produced by Fox Sports, will air on Dish’s channel 540 and DIRECTV’s channel 106.

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Tomorrow’s Big Ten tournament action, and Saturday’s games, will begin at noon ET on each day.

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In addition, DIRECTV has announced that it will air four NHL games in 4K HDR in March:

* March 4: Chicago at Anaheim at 4 p.m. ET
* March 10: St. Louis at Los Angeles at 4 p.m. ET
* March 23: New Jersey at Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. ET
* March 31: Montreal at Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. ET

The satcaster also said it would air four NBA games in 4K HDR this month:

* March 9: Cleveland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 pm
* March 16: L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City at 8:00 pm
* March 17: Minnesota at San Antonio at 8:30 pm ET
* March 28: 3/28 – Cleveland at Charlotte at 7:00 pm ET

And, finally, DIRECTV will offer two Major League Baseball games in 4K HDR in March:

March 30: NY Yankees at Toronto at 7:07 pm ET
March 31: Houston Astros at Texas at 4:00pm EST (Ch. 105)

All NBA, NHL and MLB games will be on DIRECTV’s channel 106 except as noted.

— Phillip Swann

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