DIRECTV announces new 4K schedule

It’s looking good for 4K in 2018. DIRECTV just announced their 4K schedule and it’s looking stronger than ever. They’ll be airing the BBC documentary Planet Earth: Blue Planet II over eight nights starting January 20, on channel 104.

Blue Planet II is the sequel to Blue Planet and continues the excellent documentary work first seen in the mid-2000s by the BBC who produced the original Planet Earth. Narrator David Attenborough and composer Hans Zimmer have returned to give the series that characteristic BBC flavor.

In addition to Planet Earth: Blue Planet II DIRECTV has plenty of 4K sports coming up in the next few weeks on channels 104 and 106. Check out this schedule:

Minnesota at Sacramento (February 26, 10 p.m. ET) – Available in 4K HDR.

English Premier League Soccer
Man City vs. Newcastle (January 20, 12:30 p.m. ET)
Tottenham vs. Manchester United (January 31, 3:00 pm ET)
Liverpool vs. Tottenham (February 4, 11:30 am ET)
Tottenham vs. Arsenal, (Time and Channel TBD)
Manchester United vs. Chelsea (February 25, 9:05 am ET)

NCAA Basketball
Oregon State vs. Stanford (February 1, 11 p.m. ET)

UFC 220 – Miosic v. Ngannou World Heavyweight Championship
Pay Per View Event at 10:00pm ET (Ch. 106) (Available in 4K HDR!)

In order to get all this great 4K action you will need a 4K Reverse Band dish, a Genie DVR (model HR54 or HS17) and a C61K 4K Genie Mini Client. Most DIRECTV packages now include 4K.

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