DirecTV has been talking about live 4K broadcasts for a long time and now it’s finally going ahead with it. The AT&T-owned company has announced today that it’s going to deliver the “first-ever” live 4K broadcast in the United States next month with the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. It’s going to be the first event broadcasted live on the new DirecTV 4K channel that’s dedicated to UHD content.
There’s one thing you’ll absolutely need to take advantage of DirecTV’s live 4K broadcast and that’s assuming you’re subscribed to DirecTV: a 4K television. If you don’t have that there’s no use tuning into this dedicated channel.
DirecTV customers who do have a 4K TV will be able to view coverage of Amen Corner at the Augusta National Golf Club in the “best picture format and most vibrant color television experience possible.” It says that the detail is going to be so rich that viewers might even be able to see the spin of the ball and the divots in the turf.
The first live 4K broadcast on the DirecTV 4K channel is going to feature all four rounds of Tournament play at Amen Corner from April 7th to April 10th. The dedicated channel is also going to provide 4K content from Audience network, documentaries and more.