DirecTV will start stay 4K broadcasts early subsequent yr

DirecTV will begin live 4K broadcasts early next year

4K is the best way of the longer term, however till now, the number of extremely-excessive-def content material has been restricted. Enter DirecTV. In an announcement made at New York’s TranSPORT convention, the corporate famous that it’ll begin broadcasting reside 4K content material in early 2016. The agency said that it already has the know-how in place and needs to start out streaming UHD exhibits earlier than its rivals. Nevertheless, DirecTV needs to make it possible for it has a powerful arsenal of broadcasts prepared earlier than launch, as “content material is king,” (that is a direct quote). Providers like Roku and TiVo have each launched 4K-succesful set-prime bins however do not have lots of UHD content material to supply, which makes the know-how considerably moot.

As Ars Technica reminds us, the corporate final yr premiered a 4K service, although it got here with lots of restrictions. You wanted to personal the corporate’s Genie HD DVR and the set-prime field solely labored with a choose few Samsung 4K/UHD TVs. DirecTV has hopefully discovered from its previous errors and can make sure that its reside 4K content material is consumer-prepared. There’s been no point out of a selected streaming date, so keep tuned for extra info as we head into the brand new yr.

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