DIRECTV will air the Masters Golf Tournament from Augusta, Georgia in 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) for the second straight year.
The Masters, arguably the sport’s most prestigious tournament, will take place this month from April 11 through April 14. 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 satcaster’s 4K coverage will begin at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, and at noon ET on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14. The 4K broadcasts, which will be simulcast in high-def on ESPN and CBS, will be available on DIRECTV’s channels 105 and 106.
The satcaster aired The Masters in 4K in 2016 and 2017, but began offering it in 4K HDR in 2018. High Dynamic Range can make the 4K picture seem more realistic and vivid.
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