DIRECTV this month will begin 4K HDR coverage of Fox’s Thursday Night Football games, starting with the September 26 clash between the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers at 8 p.m. ET, an AT&T spokeswoman has confirmed to the TV Answer Man.
The satcaster joins Optimum, Verizon and fuboTV as TV providers that will carry the Thursday night contests in the new picture format. This will be the first time that the NFL will be available in 4K on any service, including satellite and cable.
(Note: 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.)
Dish has yet to announce whether it will carry the games in 4K, but it’s quite likely. The satellite service has offered live 4K events before. We will update this story if we get more information.
Here are the Thursday Night Football games that will be available in 4K on DIRECTV, and the other TV providers:
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers 8 p.m. ET
Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8 p.m. ET
New York Giants vs. New England Patriots, 8 p.m. ET
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, 8 p.m. ET
Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, 8 p.m. ET
San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 8 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, 8 p.m. ET
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, 8 p.m. ET
Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears, 8 p.m. ET
New York Jets vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8 p.m. ET
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— Phillip Swann