Q. So will DIRECTV have the Super Bowl in 4K? If not, what will it have in 4K in February? I just got a 4K TV and I want to watch something! — Carlo, Reno, Nevada.
Carlo, DIRECTV will not air tomorrow’s Super Bowl in 4K for one very good reason:
CBS, which is producing the game, will not offer a separate broadcast in 4K. As I’ve said many times here, DIRECTV, or any other TV provider, can only provide the 4K broadcasts that are provided to them by the broadcasters.
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So what will DIRECTV have in 4K in February?
For starters, from February 7 through February 10, DIRECTV will offer live 4K coverage of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament from beautiful Pebble Beach. Coverage will start at 3 p.m. ET each day and will features holes 7, 17 and 18. The tournament, which will air in high-def on CBS, will be available on DIRECTV’s live 4K channel, which is 106.
On February 11 and 12, the satcaster will offer live 4K coverage of the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The broadcast, which will be produced by Fox, will air on February 11-12 at 7 p.m. ET on each night. (FS1 will simulcast the event in high-def; DIRECTV’s 4K broadcast will be on channel 106.)
The pupfest, which began in 1877, pits the nation’s best pure breeds in competition in categories such as agility, poise and obedience. The show has become an annual must-view for dog owners and lovers.
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DIRECTV will also air three college basketball games in 4K this month and they are:
Seton Hall at Butler, FS1 4K (noon ET)
Penn State at Northwestern, FS1 4K (8 p.m. ET)
St. John’s at Marquette, FS1 4K (8 p.m. ET)
And DIRECTV will offer the Dallas-Los Angeles Clippers NBA game in 4K on February 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
All four basketball games, the dog show, and the golf tournament will be available in 4K and 4K HDR.
Hope that helps, Carlo, Happy viewing!
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