When the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off on Thursday, June 14th, DirecTV will begin broadcasting the matches in 4k UHD with HDR. The first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia will air at 6 a.m. Eastern Time (6:00 p.m. Russia Time) in 4k on DIRECTV Channel 106.
On Friday there are three matches scheduled starting at 6 a.m. with Egypt vs. Uruguay, followed by Morocco vs. Iran then Portugal vs. Spain. Fox and Fox Sports 1 will host all of the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches up until the final game on Sunday, July 15th. See a full schedule.
The FIFA World Cup in UHD can be found on DIRECTV Channel 106 (LIVE4K). Its’ likely the satcaster will replay many of the tournament’s 64 matches (including the third-place consolation match) during the hours when the channel is not live.
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The World Cup is also available in HD on DIRECTV Channel 10 (FOX) and Channel 219 (Fox Sports 1). Comcast is also providing the matches in 4k/HDR but On Demand a day later to customers with the Xfinity X1 and 4k service. And, Dish Network is broadcasting the World Cup matches in 4k on Channel 540.
DirecTV is simultaneously broadcasting the US Open from Shinnecock Hills in 4k UHD on Channel 105 (CINE4K).
[Editor’s Note: Article updated with typo on total number of matches.]