NBC Sports Group and AT&T will offer the first live US telecast of the Premier League in ultra HD this weekend to eligible DirecTV 4K customers. DirecTV will distribute the coverage (on channel 106) in the UHD format beginning this on January 21st with Manchester City vs Tottenham. Premier League coverage in UHD will continue the next day with Arsenal vs Burnley.
For the remainder of the 2016-17 season, NBC Sports Group will present select Premier League matches in UHD via DirecTV. UHD coverage of the Premier League will provide the same match coverage as the HD broadcasts on NBC and NBCSN.
Previously, NBC Sports Group and DirecTV have presented coverage of Notre Dame Football and the Rio Olympic Games in UHD.
“We’re excited to continue our commitment to provide fans with unprecedented coverage of the Premier League by offering matches in 4K this season on DirecTV,” said Jon Miller, President of Programming for NBC Sports and NBCSN.
“Premier League action in the stunning detail and colour of 4K UHD on DirecTV will be a pitch perfect viewing experience, whether you’re a devoted or occasional fan of the game,” said Dan York, chief content officer for AT&T.
The games will also be available to DirecTV customers in standard and HD on their local NBC stations and on NBCSN.