DirecTV to Broadcast MLB Games in 4K Ultra HD

Following a successful broadcast of the Masters Tournament, DirecTV is planning on telecasting as many as 25 MLB games in 4K this season.


AT&T has announced that it is taking baseball fans “out to the ball game” all season long with MLB Network Showcase Games in 4K Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD). Starting this Friday, April 15, DirecTV 4K customers can tune into a live 4K broadcast of a Major League Baseball (MLB) game in the U.S. 

“The 4K UHD experience on DirecTV will bring America’s pastime to life like never before in the convenience of the living room,” says 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.”

The inaugural MLB Showcase game of the 2016 season will be the San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, and it will be called by MLB Network’s Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci and Sam Ryan. DirecTV says that it will air as many as 25 MLB Network Showcase games in 4K UHD. (For more schedule and game details click here.)

“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,” boasts Rob McGlarry, president, MLB Network. “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.”

This announcement follows DirecTV's first 4K broadcast of the Masters tournament, and it points out that customers with the ULTIMATE Package or higher and compatible 4K UHD equipment can watch MLB Network Showcase games in 4K alongside other dedicated 4K content, including a full-time 4K TV channel. 

Here is the immediate schedule of 4K MLB games:

  • April 15: Giants at Dodgers
  • April 19: Cubs at Cardinals
  • April 29: Yankees at Red Sox
  • April 30: Yankees at Red Sox

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.




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