FuboTV, the only multi-channel, live streaming service to offer live 4K events, next week will stream the entire MLB National League Championship Series in the new picture format.
Update: Fubo said Thursday, October 18, that it will not show games six and seven in 4K. No explanation was given for the change.
The broadcast, which will be produced by Fox, will begin on October 12 with game one between the winner of the Milwaukee Brewers-Colorado Rockies first round series against the winner of the Los Angeles Dodgers-Atlanta Braves first round matchup.
Game times for the NLCS will be announced following completion of the first round series. fuboTV will offer the 4K edition of the NLCS on its Fox 4K channel.
To watch 4K on fuboTV, you must have the following:
* A 4K-enabled television;
* An HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 compatible cable, and the fuboTV app on a streaming device that supports the formats.
* Internet speeds of 30Mbps-40Mbps or higher.
The following devices now support fuboTV’s 4K programming:
– Razer Phone
– Sony Xperia XZ2
FuboTV in July became the first live streaming service to offer live programming in 4K when it aired Fox’s broadcasts of the 2018 World Cup in the new picture format.
For those unfamiliar with fuboTV, it’s a live streaming service that offers dozens of cable channels for packages starting at $44.99 a month. (Note: the company is now offering the $44.99 plan for $39.99 for the first month after a seven-day free trial. The $39.99 offer is a time-limited promotional price.)
Both DIRECTV and Dish have previously aired live sporting events in 4K, but they have yet to make any 4K announcements regarding this month’s MLB playoffs.
— Phillip Swann