Posted Mon Mar 27, 2017 at 06:45 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Up to 25 games will be presented in 4K Ultra HD.
AT&T has announced its upcoming lineup of 4K Ultra HD MLB Network Showcase games for DirecTV 4K customers. The year's first UHD game will be broadcast on April 4, and will feature the World Champion Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.
"The DIRECTV and MLB Network 4K team knocked it out of the park last year with extraordinary coverage," said Dan York, chief content officer, AT&T Entertainment Group. "We're bringing the 4K UHD experience back for MLB fans this season, so they can enjoy the games almost as much as if they were there."
DIRECTV plans to offer up to 25 MLB Network Showcase games in 4K UHD. In order to watch the 4K broadcasts, subscribers will need the CHOICE package or higher and compatible 4K equipment. The games will be presented live through channel 106. Here's a rundown of the initial 4K game schedule:
- 4/4 – Cubs @ Cardinals
- 4/12 – Dodgers @ Cubs
- 4/21 – Nationals @ Mets
- 4/27 – Yankees @ Red Sox
- 4/28 – Cubs @ Red Sox
And here's a full rundown of requirements to watch the UHD broadcasts per DirecTV:
- A Genie HD DVR (model HR54 or later)
- A DIRECTV 4K Ready TV, or a 4K TV connected to a 4K Genie Mini. Additional & advanced receiver fees apply.
- DIRECTV CHOICE package or higher, 4K account authorization and a professional installation. For more on getting 4K UHD ready, visit directv.com/4k or call (800) DIRECTV.
"Last year's 4K production with DIRECTV put MLB Network at the forefront of implementing new technology. We're excited to work together again to elevate our MLB Network Showcase telecasts for DIRECTV customers throughout the 2017 regular season," said MLB Network President Rob McGlarry.
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