DirecTV announced it will offer two NASCAR Monster Energy Cup races in 4K UHD. They include the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 2, and the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway, May 13. Both races will be 4K UHD simulcasts of FS1.
Subscribers need a Genie HD DVR (Model HR54 or later) and a DirecTV 4K Ready TV, or a 4K TV connected to a 4K Genie Mini. Also needed are a subscription to the Entertainment Package or other package containing FS1, 4K account authorization, and professional installation.
This is yet another indicator of AT&T’s strategy to offer DirecTV customers more sports choices in ultra high definition. Earlier this month, it announced access to MLB Network games in 4K Ultra HD for the second year in a row. Other recent sporting events that got the 4K UHD treatment from DirecTV included college football, basketball, golf, and the Rio Olympics.
Last December, AT&T started marketing its DirecTV 4K UHD video content, including live sports, to businesses such as bar and restaurants. More on that is here.