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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

AT&T Takes You Out to the Ball Game with MLB Network Showcase Games in 4K Ultra HD

AT&T Takes You Out to the Ball Game with MLB Network Showcase Games in 4K Ultra HD

DIRECTV customers will see first live 4K MLB telecasts in the U.S.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Baseball has never looked this good on TV. Beginning Friday and throughout the regular season, AT&T(1) will bring DIRECTV customers a lineup of MLB Network(TM) Showcase games televised live in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD).

DIRECTV 4K customers will be able to view Friday's MLB Network Showcase game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in rich detail and color. The game, called by MLB Network's Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci and Sam Ryan, will mark the first-ever live 4K UHD telecast of a Major League Baseball game in the United States.

"The 4K UHD experience on DIRECTV will bring America's pastime to life like never before in the convenience of the living room," said Dan York, chief content officer, AT&T Entertainment Group. "As a leader in sports programming, we're continuing to deliver more live events in 4K UHD and finding new ways to entertain our customers."

Throughout the regular season, DIRECTV's subscribers with the ULTIMATE Package or higher and compatible 4K UHD equipment can watch up to 25 premier MLB match-ups in the industry's best picture format and most vibrant color TV experience. It's the next best thing to sitting in the stadium.

"We're proud of the high standard of quality we've established with every aspect of our MLB Network Showcase game telecasts since MLB Network's launch in 2009," said MLB Network president Rob McGlarry. "Thanks to this new collaboration with AT&T, we're excited to continue to raise the bar of our game productions for baseball fans all season long."

DIRECTV will air up to 25 MLB Network Showcase games in 4K UHD, beginning with the games below(2):

April 15 - Giants @ Dodgers

April 19 - Cubs @ Cardinals

April 29 - Yankees @ Red Sox

April 30 - Yankees @ Red Sox

Visit MLB Network online for more game details.

How to View the Live 4K UHD Telecasts

Customers who want the premium 4K UHD live experience for the MLB Network Showcase games on DIRECTV will need the following:

-- A DIRECTV ULTIMATE or PREMIER(TM) Package subscription
-- Our latest Genie HD DVR (HR54)( 3)
-- Either a DIRECTV 4K Ready TV or a compatible 4K TV(4) connected to the
latest 4K Genie Mini
-- Understanding that once you view it in 4K UHD, it's going to be hard to
view it any other way
For more information on getting 4K UHD ready, visit or call (800) DIRECTV.

DIRECTV was the first multichannel video provider to deliver 4K UHD Video on Demand programming in November 2014, the first to launch a full-time 4K channel, and last week delivered the first live sports 4K UHD broadcast in the U.S. with Amen Corner from the Masters.

(1 )AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

(2 )Viewers in areas subject to blackouts will be provided with an alternate game telecast or other programming, which will not be televised in 4K UHD, on MLB Network's alternate channel, 213-1.

(3 )Professional installation and 4K account authorization are also required. Additional and Advanced Receiver fees apply.

(4 )4K UHD content on a non-DIRECTV 4K Ready TV requires a TV with an HDMI 2.0 compliant interface and HDCP 2.2 content security and a 4K Genie Mini. In addition, your 4K UHD TV must support a minimum of 60 fps.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high-speed Internet and voice services. We're the world's largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.(5) And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

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About MLB Network:

MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring the multiple Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight, live regular season and Postseason game telecasts, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis. MLB Network debuted on January 1, 2009 in a record-setting 50 million homes, is currently distributed in approximately 68 million homes throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, and is available for live, authenticated streaming via At Bat and For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to

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(5 )Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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CONTACT: Eric Ryan, AT&T Corporate Communications, (212) 803-2644,; or Lorraine Fisher, MLB Network Media Relations, (201) 520-2895,

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