DirecTV Now Offers Multi-Channel, 4K Ultra HD Videos
DirecTV, the leading American satellite broadcast service provider, has always been two steps ahead of everyone for more than two decades. Beating even cable TV with its over 100 HD channels, the company is still making headlines with its innovation by now offering 4K Ultra HD programming directly to customers’ TVs – becoming the first multi-channel video provider.
DirecTV is to offer a variety of new releases and popular films in 4K, which is the best picture quality in the industry so far. 4K quality pictures have life like clarity, with four times the resolution of HD. The company has collaborated with Samsung as its exclusive CE 4K UHD launch partner, which is currently the top brand in Ultra HD TVs.
“For more than 20 years, DirecTV has been changing the way people watch TV as the first to move the industry from analog to digital to HD and now the ultimate TV experience with 4K TV,” said Romulo Pontual, executive vice president and CTO, DIRECTV.
“The picture quality and depth of detail that 4K provides is nothing short of remarkable and we will continue to expand our 4K lineup as consumer demand grows and evolves.”
DirecTV’s 4K Ultra HD programming is distributed in the highest resolution, which allows viewers to see sharper detail, smoother lines, and a richer color palette. At present, DirecTV is offering nearly 20 movies, with more titles to be announced soon. Movies include:
- Forrest Gump
- Star Trek (2009)
- The Terminal
- Transformers: Age of Extinction
- The Last Reef
- Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
- Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag
- Dinosaurs Alive!
- Coral Reef Adventure
- Space Junk
- Legends of Flight
- The Ultimate Wave Tahiti
- Mysteries of the Great Lakes
To avail this service, customers require the Genie HD DVR (HR34 and above), connected to the Internet, and a Samsung UHD TV compatible with DirecTV 4K. These movies will range from $3.99 – $15.99, and will be on a per-movie-basis.
DirecTV has been recognized as a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for its 4K Ultra HD VOD lineup. The DirecTV Genie HD DVR, currently installed in millions of DirecTV customer homes, now allows receiver-less connections with the Samsung UHD TVs. This makes way for instant availability of DirecTV 4K VOD movies being played directly to those televisions.