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As most AVS members are aware, CBS will be providing 18 hole, 4 day HDTV coverage of The Masters this week, April 10, 11, 12, 13.


During the first two days of coverage, Thu 4/10 & Fri 4/11, CBS stations will be receiving two different program feeds from the network. One is the analog regularly scheduled daytime programming, the other is the digital HDTV Masters.


The 17 CBS owned and operated stations will be airing the standard daytime programming on their analog channels, and the digital channels will air the HDTV feed of The Masters. The 17 markets served by CBS O&O stations are: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Marquette, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Green Bay.


The other 80+ CBS affiliated stations capable of HDTV, have the choice of airing standard programing or the HDTV Masters feed on their digital channel.


All CBS stations are receiving information that brings the HDTV Masters feed to their attention, but it remains an elective decision of the non-O&O stations to air the HDTV feed of The Masters on Thu & Fri.


If you live in an area that can receive CBS HDTV, and your area is not on the list above, it may be a good idea to take a moment, call the station during normal business hours, and politely request they air the HDTV feed of The Masters on the digital channel. I would think the programming department or station manager would be the best place to register your suggestion. On line feedback may also be useful.


It can't hurt, and may prevent disappointment on Thu & Fri.
 

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I believe that CBS has permission to televise 18 holes only on Sunday.
 

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I believe that CBS has permission to televise 18 holes only on Sunday.
See the CBS press release.
 

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tonight i received a message on my digital cable box(comcast) here is what it said: watch the masters tournament like never before on comcast hdtv. crystal clear picture and sound makes you feel part of the excitement. april 10-11,4-6:30pm. i didnt think they had cbs hd. any info on what they will show it on?
 

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I didnt think they had cbs hd. any info on what they will show it on?
They don't.

See the USA Masters topic. Ch 194 in Detroit on Comcast.
 

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They DO have CBS-HD in Certain markets. Here in Alexandria, Va Comcast has WUSA(the Washington DC Station) on 182.
 

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Anyone know what time the HD broadcast starts on Thursday and Friday? I know the regular broadcast starts at 4pm ET. Thanks!!
See the CBS press release for details. 4pm EST.
 

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They DO have CBS-HD in Certain markets.
Yes, Comcast does, he was referring to Detroit.
 

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See the CBS press release.
From CBS.sportsline.com:


"CBS Sports will bring viewers all the color, artistry and drama inherent to the world's most prestigious golf tournament and first major of the year with live third-round coverage of the Masters on Saturday, April 12 (3:30-6:30 p.m., ET) and 18-hole coverage of the final round scheduled for Sunday, April 13 (2:30-7:00 p.m., ET). Highlights of early-round play will be presented by CBS Sports on Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11 (11:35-11:50 p.m., ET; both nights)."


The Masters dictates how many hours can be broadcast; and the shorter broadcast hours of the other days reflect this. This year (or perhaps it was last year) is the first in which CBS has been permitted to broadcast 18 holes on Sunday.


The press release to which you refer does mention 18 holes, but is non-specific as to when.

http://cbs.sportsline.com/u/cbs/spor...401masters.htm
 

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From CBS.sportsline.com:


"CBS Sports will bring viewers all the color, artistry and drama inherent to the world's most prestigious golf tournament and first major of the year with live third-round coverage of the Masters on Saturday, April 12 (3:30-6:30 p.m., ET) and 18-hole coverage of the final round scheduled for Sunday, April 13 (2:30-7:00 p.m., ET). Highlights of early-round play will be presented by CBS Sports on Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11 (11:35-11:50 p.m., ET; both nights)."
This info refers to the analog network broadcast.





Here is the info regarding the HDTV telecast:

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For the first time, the standard analog and HDTV productions of the 2003 Masters‚ Tournament will be unified and will provide 18-hole coverage in HDTV's highest definition format, it was announced today by Augusta National Golf Club and CBS Sports.


CBS Sports will broadcast the 2003 Masters on the CBS Television HD Network on Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11 (4:00-6:30 PM, ET, each day) and Saturday, April 12 (3:30-6:30 PM, ET) and Sunday, April 13 (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 in standard definition by CBS Sports on the analog CBS Television Network.
 

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Anyone Know if Roger in toronto Will be airing the Masters.
Should be on the CBS HDTV channel Rogers carries.
 

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Full 18 hole coverage is only Sunday. There will be shots from all 18 on the other three days.


The kind of wall to wall coverage where one sees the leaders tee off and follow them throughout their 18 is a Sunday event.


In particular, the airtime on Thursday and Friday is such that everyone will have long since teed off before CBS/USA is on the air, at 4pm EST.
 

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Ken,


If your local OTA only does SD, are they required or can they be asked to carry Thu, or Fri.?...What does CBS want?


Thanks in Advance.
 

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If your local OTA only does SD, are they required or can they be asked to carry Thu, or Fri.?
They are not required, you can still ask the local station to put it up on SD digital.
 
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