Q. Will DIRECTV show Notre Dame games in 4K again this year? I haven’t seen anything about it and it’s getting close to their first game at home. And what about the NFL in 4K on DIRECTV? — Penny, Dunkirk, Maryland. 

Penny, DIRECTV has aired Notre Dame college football home games in 4K since 2016, and the satcaster will continue that tradition in 2019.

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This year’s 4K broadcasts will kick off with Notre Dame’s matchup with New Mexico on September 14 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The game will be available in 4K and HDR on DIRECTV’s channel 105.

As for the NFL, DIRECTV has still not confirmed it will air any NFL games in 4K during the 2019 season. Optimum, the cable service, and fuboTV, the live streaming service, have announced they will air the Thursday Night Football games in the new picture format, starting with the September 26 clash between Philadelphia and Green Bay. So I expect that DIRECTV, and Dish, will soon make similar announcements.

By the way, all 4K NFL games will be produced by Fox as part of its Thursday Night Football coverage. So you might want to examine this list of Fox stations that are carried by fuboTV before you sign up. (fuboTV does not carry Fox in every market. And unlike Optimum, which is a regional cable service, fuboTV is available nationally so it could be your best bet to watch the games in 4K.)

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