DirecTV Launches 4K Video on Demand Movies for Samsung Ultra HD TVs

Posted Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST by

The satellite provider is now offering Ultra HD movies to its customers. 

DirecTV has announced the arrival of its own 4K VOD option. The service is being launched tomorrow in partnership with Samsung, and will be accessible to customers with a DirecTV Genie HD DVR and a supported Samsung Ultra HD TV.

"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."

The initial lineup of 4K on-demand titles will include nearly 20 popular films and nature documentaries from Paramount Pictures and K2 Communications. Films included in the first wave of titles are: 'Forrest Gump,' 'Star Trek (2009),' 'Amistad,' 'The Terminal,' 'McLintock!,' 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' 'The Last Reef,' 'Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs,' 'Antarctica,' 'Dolphins,' 'Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag,' 'Dinosaurs Alive!,' 'Coral Reef Adventure,' 'Space Junk,' 'Yellowstone,' 'Legends of Flight,' 'Rescue,' 'The Ultimate Wave Tahiti,' and 'Mysteries of the Great Lakes.' More films will be announced soon as well.

DirecTV's 4K VOD service will launch on November 14. Currently, 4K video playback is only supported for customers who own an internet-connected Genie HD DVR (HR34 and above) and a 2014 Samsung Ultra HD TV. Samsung also recently announced an exclusive 4K streaming deal with M-GO.

Source: DirecTV

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