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Sky to broadcast Masters live in 3D

Sky Sports will be the only place to see all four days of the Masters live from Augusta National Golf Club under a new deal starting next year.

Sky Sports will be the only place to see all four days of the Masters live from Augusta National Golf Club under a new deal starting next year.
In the UK and Ireland, next year’s Masters will be the first shown live on Sky Sports, the first with the Par-3 competition scheduled live on a broadcast TV channel and the first golfing Major to be shown in 3D.
Under the agreement with the Masters Tournament, Sky Sports will give viewers live, exclusive coverage of all four days. Coverage of the opening two days means Sky Sports will be the only place in the UK and Ireland to see all four tournament days live.
There’s will also be exclusive live coverage of Wednesday’s Par-3 Competition and daily Tournament coverage from the host broadcaster will start an hour earlier than ever before.
For the first time too there will be live 3D coverage of the Masters, alongside HD broadcasts to the UK & Ireland.
Barney Francis, Managing Director for Sky Sports, pointed out that the 3D coverage “will really capture the contours of the stunning Augusta National course”.
Live coverage from Augusta will start on Wednesday 6th April 2011 with exclusive live coverage of the Par-3 Contest. Exclusive live coverage of the first two days of the Masters Tournament follows on Thursday 7th April with the final two days covered live on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 2011.  
This year Sky has been showing live 3D sports coverage exclusively to pubs including domestic rugby union, rugby league, international cricket and the darts championships.

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