AT&T's DirecTV announced it will deliver the first NASCAR race ever in 4K on Apri 2, 2017, when it teams with Fox Sports to produce and televise the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from Martinsville Speedway. The race, which is scheduled for 2:00pm/et, will be available in 4K on DirecTV's live 4K channel, channel 106.
Fox's 4K production of NASCAR at Martinsville Speedway for DirecTV will utilize Game Creek Video's new IP-based truck, Yogi, which will primarily serve YES Network upon launch. Yogi follows in the steps of Game Creek's first IP-based mobile unit, Encore, which rolled out in 2015.
The NASCAR telecast marks the latest property to be made available in 4K as part of a broader distribution agreement announced by AT&T and Fox Networks Group in November.
To view the these 4K UHD telecasts, DirecTV subscribers will 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.
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