No 4K Hockey Yet?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by DrA, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. DrA

    DrA AllStar

    Oct 25, 2006
    Toronto games are in 4K and available In 4K cable in Canada. Directv, add 4K Hockey programs like MLB. What is the problem? Not enough satellites?
  2. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    The 4K Hockey Night games were only available on Rogers Cable, they weren't uplinked to satellite and most Rogers systems outside of Ontario didn't get them either. DirecTV would need to get a cross border fiberlink to get the feed, along with permission by NHL and Comcast/NBC Universal to offer a game that the NHL Network passed on. Otherwise, it would be limited to Center Ice subscribers and only available on weeks that the NHL Network didn't select the Hockey Night telecast.

    The MLB 4K coverage on the otherhand, is produced by the MLB Network as part of their showcase game, so the game is already airing in most of the country.
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