DIRECTV has unveiled its lineup of live 4K programming for July and, as usual, it’s dominated by sporting events but there is one notable omission.
Although the BBC will stream this month’s Wimbledon tennis tournament in 4K HDR, DIRECTV has not scheduled the event in its 4K lineup for July.
However, the satcaster will continue its plan to deliver 4K HDR coverage of the 2018 World Cup from Russia. DIRECTV has announced it will offer every game of the tournament in 4K HDR. (You can see the complete DIRECTV 4K World Cup schedule here.)
The 4K World Cup coverage, which will be a simulcast of the Fox and FS1 high-def broadcasts, will be available on DIRECTV’s channels 105 and 106.
In addition to the World Cup, DIRECTV will air three Major League Baseball games this month in 4K HDR on channel 106. The games are:
7/12 – NY Yankees at Cleveland Indians (channel 106)
7/20 – NY Mets at NY Yankees (channel 105)
7/27 – Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (channel 106)
The satcaster will also air four recorded concerts in 4K (but not 4K HDR) on four consecutive Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET, starting on July 7. The 4K concerts in July, which will be on channel 104, will be:
7/7 – 30 Seconds to Mars
7/14 – Rolling Stones Havana Moon
7/21 – Eric Clapton
7/28 – Lady Antebellum
— Phillip Swann