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DIRECTV to Air Masters Golf Tournament In 4K

DIRECTV next month will once again air the Masters Golf Tournament from Augusta, Georgia in 4K.

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The Masters, arguably the sport’s most prestigious tournament, will take place from April 6 through April 9. DIRECTV will offer 4K coverage of the Amen Corner (holes 11th through 13th) as well as the 15th and 16th holes each day of the four-day event.

The 4K coverage will be available on channel 106, DIRECTV’s dedicated channel for live 4K programming.

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DIRECTV last year also aired select coverage of the Masters in 4k, and it marked the satcaster’s first live offering in the new picture format.

CBS will simulcast this year’s Masters in High-Definition.

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DIRECTV recently changed the minimum package required to get its live 4K channel to Select so more subscribers could access it as well as the satcaster’s two other 4K channels, which are devoted to recurring programming and Video on Demand.

To watch 4K on DIRECTV, you must get a compatible 4K TV, a DIRECTV HD DVR54 Genie System (or above), and installation of the Genie by a DIRECTV technician.

— Phillip Swann