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DIRECTV to Air 28 World Cup Games In 4K HDR

The satcaster could add more games to the lineup in the coming days.

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AT&T has posted a web page detailing DIRECTV’s plans to offer live 4K coverage of this month’s 2018 World Cup games from Russia.

See update on this article.

The telco has refused to confirm that DIRECTV will offer the games in 4K, although it has suggested in promotional material that it will.  Asked today if the satcaster will air the games in 4K, an AT&T spokeswoman would only say it would release programming plans for the games “in the next week.”

Update: AT&T later confirmed Directv will offer games in 4K, but would not provide additional details.

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But the AT&T web page, which can be found here, says DIRECTV will broadcast 28 round one games live in 4K HDR, starting with the June 14 matchup between Russia and Saudi Arabia at 8 a.m. Pacific time. The page does not list any games in subsequent rounds, but DIRECTV could add to the list in the coming days.

The 28 first round games will air on DIRECTV’s live 4K channel, which is 106.

Here is the complete DIRECTV 4K World Cup schedule, according to the AT&T web page.  All Times Pacific.

June 14
8:00 AM      Russia vs. Saudi Arabia

June 15
5:00 AM      Egypt vs. Uruguay
8:00 AM      Morocco vs. Iran
11:00 AM     Portugal vs. Spain

June 16
3:00 AM      France vs. Australia
6:00 AM      Argentina vs. Iceland
9:00 AM      Peru vs. Denmark
12:00 PM     Croatia vs. Nigeria

June 18
5:00 AM     Sweden vs. South Korea
8:00 AM     Belgium vs. Panama
11:00AM     Tunisia vs. England

June 19
5:00 AM     Colombia vs. Japan
8:00 AM     Poland vs. Senegal
11:00 AM    Russia vs. Egypt

June 20
5:00 AM      Portugal vs. Morocco
8:00 AM     Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia
11:00 AM     Iran vs. Spain

June 21
5:00 AM      Denmark vs. Australia
8:00 AM      France vs. Peru
11:00 AM     Argentina vs. Croatia

June 22
5:00 AM      Brazil vs. Costa Rica
8:00 AM      Nigeria vs. Iceland
11:00 AM     Serbia vs. Switzerland

June 23
5:00 AM      Belgium vs. Tunisia
8:00 AM      South Korea vs. Mexico
11:00 AM     Germany vs. Sweden

June 24
8:00 AM      Japan vs. Senegal
11:00 AM     Poland vs. Colombia

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