Uh-oh! looks like somebody might be getting a 4k sports channel in the spring
no mention of HDR, but canada is going to be live streaming blue jays games in 4k HDR, so hopefully DTV goes the same route.
"DIRECTV plans to launch a 4K channel featuring sports early next year, according to AdvancedTelevision.com.
For more than a year, the satcaster has provided a smattering of 4K movies and documentaries on demand, via their own set-tops and Samsung TVs. But plans to offer at least one 24/7 channel have been delayed due to technical obstacles and a lack of available 4K content.
But Phil Goswitz, DIRECTV's senior vice president for video and space communications, says the technical issues have been resolved and the company now has the capacity to provide 50 channels in 4K. However, the lack of content remains an issue.
"There are only three questions -- where's the content? Where's the damn content? Where's the goddamn content?" Goswitz told an industry conference recently, according to AdvancedTelevision.com.
But the DIRECTV executive added that the company is working with content partners to provide a sports-oriented 4K channel "early next year." He did not specify which partners, or offer an exact date for the channel's launch, according to AdvancedTelevision.com. However, with the Consumer Electronics Show convening in early January, the satcaster could provide further details then. "
heres another article from digitaltrends, also reporting the new 4k channel, possible sports.