DISH to deliver Planet Earth II live in 4K Ultra HD

DISH will deliver live in 4K Ultra HD the highly-anticipated natural history series, Planet Earth II. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series will simulcast on BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV on Saturday, February 18, with subsequent episodes airing on BBCA every Saturday night. DISH’s 4K broadcast offers an unrivaled level of clarity to Hopper 3 customers who tune in to watch the planet’s most remarkable creatures.

DISH is also offering an exclusive free preview of BBC America, from February 14 through March 30, giving customers access to Planet Earth II in both 4K and HD at no extra cost.

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Planet Earth II, a sequel to the remarkable 2006 original, is an immersive exploration of the islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts and cities of the world. Captured in stunning Ultra-high definition detail, the documentary also embraces the latest camera stabilization, remote recording and aerial drone technology.

The series will air on consecutive Saturdays from February 18 through March 25 in 4K on DISH channel 540, and in HD on BBCA channel 135. Planet Earth II is available to DISH customers with a Hopper 3 and 4K TV.

Last August, DISH delivered NBC’s coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro in 4K, with coverage made available on one-day delay.

 

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