FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 19th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP TEAMS UP WITH AT&T TO PRESENT 4K COVERAGE OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE ON DIRECTV
4K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) Makes U.S. Premier League Debut This Sat., Jan. 21, with Manchester City v. Tottenham at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 19, 2017 – NBC Sports Group and AT&T will offer the first live U.S. telecast of the Premier League in 4K ultra high definition (UHD) this weekend to eligible DIRECTV 4K customers*. DIRECTV will distribute the coverage (on channel 106) in the crisp, detail-rich 4K UHD format beginning this Saturday, Jan. 21, with Manchester City v. Tottenham at 12:30 p.m. ET. Premier League coverage in 4K UHD will continue this Sunday, Jan. 22, with Arsenal v. Burnley at 9:15 a.m. ET.
For the remainder of the 2016-17 season, NBC Sports Group will present select Premier League matches in 4K UHD via DIRECTV. 4K UHD coverage of the Premier League will provide the same match coverage as the high definition broadcasts on NBC and NBCSN.
Previously, NBC Sports Group and DIRECTV have presented coverage of Notre Dame Football and the Rio Olympic Games in 4K 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 color 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 high-definition on their local NBC stations and on NBCSN.
* Requires a Genie HD DVR (model HR54 or later) and a DIRECTV 4K Ready TV, or a 4K TV connected to a 4K Genie Mini. Additional & Advanced Receiver fees apply. SELECT Package or higher, 4K account authorization and professional installation required. Visit directv.com/4K for complete details.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–