Dish, DIRECTV to Offer MLB In 4K

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Dish has joined DIRECTV in providing 4K coverage of Saturday’s MLB game between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros.

The game will begin at 4 p.m. ET from Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Rangers. Scheduled starters are Lance McCullers Jr .for Houston and Matt Moore for Texas.

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Dish says it will air the 4K edition of the contest on channel 540.

Previously, DIRECTV announced it will air five MLB games in 4K in the coming weeks:

3/30 – NY Yankees @ Toronto, 7:07 pm ET (ch. 106)
3/31 – Houston Astros @ Texas, 4:00pm EST (ch. 105)
4/11 – NY Yankees @ Boston, 7:10pm ET (ch. 106)
4/12 – NY Yankees@ Boston, 7:10pm ET (ch. 106)
4/26 – Milwaukee Brewers@ Chicago, 8:05pm EST (ch.106)

In related news, Dish said yesterday it will provide a free preview of the MLB Extra Innings package of out-of-market games, starting today (Opening Day) through Thursday, April 5.

Comcast has also announced it will offer a free Extra Innings preview during that time period. Other pay TV providers may participate in the free preview so consult your channel guides for more information.

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