AT&T to Offer 4K Olympics Coverage for DirecTV Customers

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DirecTV-4K.jpgAT&T has announced that DirecTV customers who own Ultra HD equipment and subscribe to the DirecTV Ultimate package (or better) will be able to watch select Olympics coverage--including the opening and closing ceremonies--in 4K. Just like DISH Network's 4K coverage that we wrote about a couple days ago, DirecTV's 4K event coverage will be on a one-day delay, not live, and the opening/closing ceremonies will be on a two-and-a-half-hour delay. DirecTv and AT&T U-verse cusotmers will be able to watch a variety of HD Olympics coverage through each service's Mix channels, described below.

From AT&T
AT&T, in agreement with NBCUniversal, will offer a wide array of enhancements with its delivery of NBCUniversal's coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

DIRECTV and U-verse customers can get multi-screen Mix channels, interactive services with in-depth event results and medal counts. DIRECTV customers with compatible 4K Ultra HD equipment and the DIRECTV ULTIMATE Package or higher will have access to the first 4K Ultra HD (UHD) coverage of select Olympic events, including Opening and Closing Ceremonies. DIRECTV customers can tune into an 8-screens-in-1 Mix Channel when the Games start Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 21.

The Mix Channel networks will include:

NBC
NBCSN
Golf Channel
Bravo
CNBC
MSNBC
USA Network
NBC Universo

Watch the networks simultaneously, on one screen. AT&T U-verse TV customers can view a 4-screens-in-1 mix on the U-verse Multiview channel.

Multiview channels are:

NBCSN
Bravo
USA Network
Local NBC affiliate

While viewing the Mix channels, DIRECTV and U-verse customers will also have access to more features. Mix offers onscreen interactive apps for simultaneous viewing of NBCUniversal's events by date and sport; real-time medal counts, plus video clips and extras.

NBC's 4K UHD coverage on DIRECTV will include footage from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies (on a two-and-a-half hour delay), along with swimming, track and field, basketball and judo, all on a one-day delay, as well as Rio scenics. View one event from the previous day's competition daily from August 6, the day after the Opening Ceremony, through August 22, the day after the Games end.

"Our customers can easily keep track of their favorite events by watching the Mix channel. They'll get real-time results, medal counts and NBC video highlights at the touch of a remote button," said Dan York, chief content officer for AT&T. "And see one of the world's most spectacular cities through our delivery of 4K Ultra HD. It will give DIRECTV customers a breathtaking visual."

AT&T DIRECTV and U-verse video subscribers will also have multi-platform access to NBCUniversal's unprecedented 6,755 hours of Olympic programming.

NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will once again feature live streaming coverage of Olympic competition, plus event rewinds and extensive video highlights. Customers can also use DIRECTV and U-verse apps to stream live Olympic content that is airing on NBCUniversal's broadcast and cable channels.

Additional Resources
DirecTV Will Broadcast 25 Games in 4K This Season at HomeTheaterReview.com.
AT&T to Phase Out U-verse in Favor of DirecTV at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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