When the original Planet Earth series debuted on television, the stunning visuals were more than a little amazing. Now that newer UHD TVs have come down in price and permeated the market, people are asking where to watch Planet Earth II in 4K. The simple answer is: DISH. DISH will broadcast the BBC America series live in 4K Ultra HD. It will do it live, and viewers can really see the clarity and detail witnessed by the filmmakers.
Broadcast on BBC America, AMC, and the SundanceTV channel, the series features the narration of Sir David Attenborough. The initial broadcast is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, with subsequent episodes hitting every Saturday night.
How to Watch Planet Earth II in 4K
• When: Saturday, February 18
• Channels: BBC America, AMC, SundanceTV
• Hardware required (for 4K experience): 4K UHD Display, DISH Hopper 3 DVR
For those with basic DISH service, the company is giving you a free preview of BBC America between February 14 and March 30. With that, customers with 4K televisions will be able to watch Planet Earth II in 4K for free. Customers with standard HDTVs can also watch the non-4K version.
“It’s been more than 10 years since the world was first wowed by the original Planet Earth, and the second installment promises to deliver unmatched detail in crystal clear 4K resolution. We’ve heard our customers ask for more 4K content, so we’re making every effort to deliver this programming to households as its availability grows.”
– Vivek Khemka, DISH executive vice president and CTO
Planet Earth II picks up where Planet Earth left off, revisiting some of the most lush landscapes, jungles, deserts, rivers, lakes, mountains, and cities on earth. The crew captured all footage in Ultra-HD (or higher), so viewers get to witness the show on 4K UHD TVs in pristine detail. Another advantage to the new series is that it takes advantage of newer drone and camera technology to deliver even more breathtaking shots than ever before.
If you were wondering how to watch Planet Earth II in 4K this might be the best way to do it.
After the February 18th broadcast, the rest of the series will air on subsequent Saturdays through March 25th.
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