DIRECTV, AT&T’s satellite TV service, is bringing the heat this baseball season with a deal to broadcast certain games on the MLB Network in 4K Ultra HD (UHD).1 This is the first time that Major League Baseball games have been broadcast in UHD in the U.S.
The April 15 MLB Network Showcase between the L.A. Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants marked the first 4K game in baseball history. Up to 25 other MLB Network games will be shown in 4K UHD throughout the 2016 regular season on DIRECTV, giving fans a better baseball experience.
4K UHD, the next evolution in HD programming, offers around four times the resolution of 1080p HD for sharper images, vibrant colors and a more realistic picture. AT&T and DIRECTV started offering live 4K sports earlier this year with coverage of Amen Corner from the Masters Tournament in April. This was also the inaugural live event for DIRECTV’s dedicated 4K channel.
With 4K growing in popularity, expect to see even more sports and live events offered in UHD in the future. For now, fans with access to DIRECTV 4K programming can feel like they’re at the ballpark from home and experience America’s pastime like never before.