Masters to be in HDTV again

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike I, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. Mike I

    Mike I Supporting Actor

    Jan 20, 2000
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    Augusta National Golf Club and CBS Sports will present the 2002 Masters

    Tournament in digital high definition format for the third consecutive year.

    Harris Corporation will support the production. HDTV coverage will expand

    this year by starting at the fabled "Amen Corner," the 11th, 12th and 13th

    holes. The 2000 Masters was the first golf tournament presented live in

    HDTV on network television, and it is still the only major tournament

    broadcast in HD.

    CBS Sports will broadcast the Masters in HDTV on Thursday, April 11 and

    Friday, April 12 (4:00-6:30 PM, ET, each day) and Saturday, April 13

    (3:30-6:30 PM, ET) and Sunday, April 14 (2:30-7:00 PM, ET) live from Augusta

    National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The third and final rounds of the Masters

    will be broadcast simultaneously with CBS Sports' regular analog coverage.

    Don Criqui, Jerry Pate and Mike Hulbert will provide commentary for the

    Masters in HDTV. Craig Silver will produce and Bob Lanning will direct.

    "We are pleased to continue to showcase the beauty of Augusta National Golf

    Club with the clarity of HDTV," said Sean McManus, President, CBS Sports.

    "The Masters is the most renowned tournament in golf and to be able to

    broadcast this competition and golf course in HDTV will enhance the

    experience for viewers with pictures of the highest quality."

    "As one of the pioneers of digital television transmission, we are extremely

    pleased to help lend our broadcast expertise to the golf tournament

    especially one as prestigious as this event. After seeing the Augusta

    National course in such stunning detail, I know that golf fans everywhere

    will be clamoring for more digital broadcasts," said Bruce Allan, president

    and general manager, Harris Corporation, Broadcast Communications Division.

    Beginning in 1993 the Masters experimented with HDTV on a limited basis to

    discover how the new system could improve the presentation of the tournament

    to the television audience. The 2002 Masters broadcast will be presented in

    the highest form of HDTV with 1080 lines of resolution and over two million

    picture elements which makes it six times sharper than standard definition


    The CBS Television Network will broadcast the Masters Tournament for the

    47th consecutive year, the longest running annual sports event presented

    on one network.

  2. RossTerry

    RossTerry Guest

    too bad for me, stations in my area are supposed to begin HD broadcasts on may 1, 2002...i guess i'll have to wait for the Master next year in HD
  3. Mike I

    Mike I Supporting Actor

    Jan 20, 2000
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    Email the broadcast engineer at your Local affiliate and see what he says...I found the local engineers always willing to provide information on the progress of their digital transition...It also lets them know there are viewers anxiously waiting..

    Good luck..
  4. RossTerry

    RossTerry Guest

    yes, good idea, i just sent off an email
  5. Gary_E

    Gary_E Second Unit

    May 6, 1999
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    This will be my first HD Masters and I can't wait. Many thanks to CBS for their continued HD support.

  6. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

    Dec 16, 1998
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    I am really looking forward to seeing Augusta National in HD. It should look beautiful. This will also be my first HD Masters -- I purchased my stb last summer.

    CBS continues to be the leader in HD sports coverage. The NCAA basketball games have been a real treat.
  7. Scott DeToffol

    Scott DeToffol Stunt Coordinator

    Oct 25, 2000
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    That's what I've been waiting for! Off to finalize which STB to get.

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