Will DIRECTV have 4K College Football for the 2019 season?

Yes, 4K television is here. It’s been slow to come, I think we can all agree on that. This is year 4 where DIRECTV itself has the only live 4K package, and there is still not a lot of 4K content out there. I told you that there’s been no announcement about any 4K Sunday NFL games, and DIRECTV’s own 4K schedule is completely blank on their web page. Still there’s some good news to share, even if it is in rumor form.

Notre Dame is a safe bet

DIRECTV has been broadcasting Notre Dame games in 4K since 2016 and it’s pretty likely they will this year, too. A rumor site that’s not always right says that this year’s 4K broadcasts will kick off with Notre Dame’s matchup with New Mexico on September 14 at 2:30 p.m. ET. They also say the game will be available in 4K and HDR on DIRECTV’s channel 105.

Even though I don’t tend to agree with that site — so much so that I won’t even link to it — I think this information is probably sound. After all, it wouldn’t make sense to stop broadcasting Notre Dame games in 4K this year.

Will there be more?

Yes, I do believe there will be more college football in 4K this year. Unfortunately there has been very little by way of announcements. I would expect to see more news in the coming weeks. I’ll post it when I see it. In the meantime you can also look at the “Messages” section of your DIRECTV receiver. If there is a little envelope icon next to the word Messages, it means there’s something there for you to read.

DIRECTV Messages is a good way to find out about special event programming, because it is updated fairly regularly and it’s right there on your receivers. You can also set up Google alerts or that sort of thing but there’s an even better way…

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