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MLB is getting live 4K broadcasts on DIRECTV

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If you picked up a 4K capable TV over the past year and are looking for more content to test out your brilliant resolution, you can now add MLB baseball to your list of options.

Starting on Friday 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 glorious 4K. 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 April 15th game of Giants @ Dodgers, then April 19th will feature Cubs @ Cardinals, two more have been added as well including April 29th – Yankees @ Red Sox and April 30th – Yankees @ Red Sox.