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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by je4755, Nov 26, 2015.
Tuesday 4/19. Cubs vs Cardinals
Post from AVSForums shows that it was up on 9800 for those who had access to the channel.
I waited until 10:30 and went to bed. I would have stayed up had I known it was eventually come on.
For those of us who don't have access to 9800 (which is a test channel) the broadcast on 106 never came on.
I'm well aware. I have 9800 activated.
Uh they didn't have that at all. If I had to guess there is one full 4K production unit that will move from one game to the next. They had weeks to set up for the masters and did so beautifully. Then with only four days turnaround may have had to travel across the country and setup and didn't get it quite right. I don't know if that's what happened and I'd hope they have more than one rig which also could be the reason they had issues. Maybe the second rig hasn't even had a chance to test. We just don't know. Let's see how it's going in August and then make some judgements. But I haven't heard of them working any baseball games before last night.
I wouldn't be surprised if their PR people who run Twitter don't even know about it. And probably everyone was to busy that knew anything about it to think of looking for a slide on the channel. They did seem to have some other Techincal issues yesterday as well I think.
Here is an article from the "Awful Announcing" website. DirecTV is blaming a third party production truck.
I'm not surprised it was a production truck.
Wondering if we'll see this 4K game later today. Still nothing in the guide (106).
Has anyone checked 9800?
Yeah, I went to check yesterday for the Cubs @ Cardinals game and there was nothing on 106. Forgot to check 9800 though.
Cubs @ Cardinals 4K game is scheduled for tonight, not yesterday.
Oh alright, I derped and for some reason thought it was yesterday.
Is it on the guide yet?
It appears they are currently testing from the ballpark in St. Louis on channel 9800
When will we expect the majority of major sporting events (including regular season games in major sporting events) to be broadcast in 4K?
Are we less than 2 years away from it (2018 perhaps) ???
I agree. I would say it's highly likely the World Series and Superbowl will both be in UHD.
I'm willing to bet against either the World Series or Super Bowl being broadcast live in 4K before the end of the decade, at least. Both are on network TV, and we are a long way away from local stations being able to broadcast in 4K. For stuff where a cable channel like ESPN has the rights to broadcast going 4K is a lot easier than where the networks have the rights. The local stations are allocated a small number of slots for local commercials that are very lucrative for them. They aren't going to want to let Directv or anyone else simulcast those events in 4K and give up part of that revenue unless they are compensated for it.