AT&T has announced that DirecTV customers will have access to 25 MLB games in 4K this season, beginning today with the L.A. Dodgers versus the S.F. Giants on the MLB Network. To access the 4K versions of MLB games, subscribers will need a DirecTV ULTIMATE or PREMIER Package subscription, the latest Genie HD DVR (HR54), and either a DirecTV 4K-ready TV or the 4K Genie Mini client connected to a compatible 4K TV.
Baseball has never looked this good on TV. Beginning Friday [April 15] and throughout the regular season, AT&T will bring DIRECTV customers a lineup of MLB Network Showcase games televised live in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD).
DIRECTV 4K customers will be able to view Friday's MLB Network Showcase game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in rich detail and color. The game, called by MLB Network's Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci and Sam Ryan, will mark the first-ever live 4K UHD telecast of a Major League Baseball game in the United States.
"The 4K UHD experience on DIRECTV will bring America's pastime to life like never before in the convenience of the living room," said Dan York, chief content officer, AT&T Entertainment Group. "As a leader in sports programming, we're continuing to deliver more live events in 4K UHD and finding new ways to entertain our customers."
Throughout the regular season, DIRECTV's subscribers with the ULTIMATE Package or higher and compatible 4K UHD equipment can watch up to 25 premier MLB match-ups in the industry's best picture format and most vibrant color TV experience. It's the next best thing to sitting in the stadium.
"We're proud of the high standard of quality we've established with every aspect of our MLB Network Showcase game telecasts since MLB Network's launch in 2009," said MLB Network president Rob McGlarry. "Thanks to this new collaboration with AT&T, we're excited to continue to raise the bar of our game productions for baseball fans all season long."
DIRECTV will air up to 25 MLB Network Showcase games in 4K UHD, beginning with the games below:
April 15 - Giants @ Dodgers
April 19 - Cubs @ Cardinals
April 29 - Yankees @ Red Sox
April 30 - Yankees @ Red Sox
Visit MLB Network online for more game details.
How to View the Live 4K UHD Telecasts
Customers who want the premium 4K UHD live experience for the MLB Network Showcase games on DIRECTV will need the following:
• A DIRECTV ULTIMATE or PREMIER Package subscription
• Our latest Genie HD DVR (HR54) 3
• Either a DIRECTV 4K Ready TV or a compatible 4K TV connected to the latest 4K Genie Mini
• Understanding that once you view it in 4K UHD, it's going to be hard to view it any other way
For more information on getting 4K UHD ready, visit directv.com/4k or call (800) DIRECTV.
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