Anticipation for The Masters 2019, which tees off on the morning of Friday the 12th of April (Sydney time), is growing daily, and the build-up just got even more exciting with Foxtel’s announcement that the prestigious PGA event will be available in 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever. In addition to the regular coverage, select course holes will air on Foxtel’s dedicated 4K network, channel 444.
What is 4K Ultra HD TV?
4K is the highest definition broadcast available in Australia, and is also referred to by Foxtel as Ultra HD. Offering up an unrivalled picture quality, it brings the colours, sounds and excitement of whatever it is you’re watching direct to your living room. Using roughly four times the number of pixels as High Definition and twenty times that of Standard Definition, 4K Ultra HD will revolutionise your viewing experience.
How to watch The Masters at Augusta in 4K
The Masters at Augusta is one of the most prestigious and unpredictable tournaments on the 2019 PGA Championship tour, so it surely deserves its own dedicated channel – channel 444 – which airs the selected Ultra HD content. To access this channel, subscribers need to have an iQ4 set-top box, and you’ll also need a 4K compatible TV to get the most out of the experience. If you’ve got that sorted and have a subscription to the Foxtel Sports + HD pack, all you need to do is tune to channel 444, and enjoy the action.
The Masters at Augusta live 4K broadcast coverage will be available on channel 444 between 12.45am – 8.00am on Friday and Saturday, and from 1.45am – 8.00am on Sunday and Monday, where the sights and sounds of golf’s most prestigious tournament will be beamed directly to you.
The regular Masters coverage won’t be shown on channel 444 – you’ll find that on Fox Sports of Australia (Foxtel/Kayo). Instead, the Ultra HD coverage will be following around every single group as they attempt to navigate the most difficult stretch of holes on the course, known as Amen Corner. Encompassing holes 11, 12 and 13, Amen Corner has seen Masters tournaments both won and lost, with a long par four, a treacherous par three and short but dangerous par five rounding out the stretch. This group of holes typically has a huge say in who triumphs at Augusta, and with it all broadcast in 4K, it’s sure to be must-see TV.
The Masters 2019 Programming Guide
The 4K Ultra HD coverage aside, Foxtel has comprehensive coverage of the entire event in store for subscribers. Beginning on Monday the 8th of April – a full four days before the event begins – FOX Sports 505 (Foxtel/Kayo) will switch into a dedicated, 24-hour Masters at Augusta TV network, offering unparallelled insight into the tournament. This will include the Par 3 competition in the lead up to the event (April 12), a comprehensive daily ‘The Masters – On the Range’ pre-round show and, of course, the four days of the event itself, with that coverage allowing viewers to tune in to all the action on either Foxtel or the newly launched Kayo Sports streaming service.
2019 Masters Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
Masters in 4K (Foxtel Channel 444)
Fri 12 April LIVE Round One: 12.45am – 8.00am (replay from 6pm)
Sat 13 April LIVE Round Two: 12.45am – 8.00am (replay from 10pm)
Sun 14 April LIVE Round Three: 1.45am – 8.00am (replay from 8pm)
Mon 15 April LIVE Final Round: 1.45am – 8.00am (replay from 4pm)
Masters LIVE on Fox Sports Australia
Thu 11 April LIVE Par 3 contest: 5.00am – 7.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Fri 12 April LIVE ‘On The Range’ 3.30am – 5am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Fri 12 April LIVE Round One: 5:00am – 11.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sat 13 April LIVE ‘On The Range’ 3.30am – 5am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sat 13 April LIVE Round Two: 5:00am – 11.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sun 14 April LIVE ‘On The Range’ 1.30am – 3am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sun 14 April LIVE Round Three: 3:00am – 9.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Mon 15 April LIVE ‘On The Range’ 9.30pm – 11pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Mon 15 April LIVE Final Round: 11:00pm – 5.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Masters 2019 Daily Replays
Fri 12 April Round One replay: 6.30pm – 10pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sat 13 April Round Two replay: 6.30pm – 10pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sun 14 April Round Three replay: 6.00pm – 9.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Mon 15 April Final Round replay: 1.00pm – 4.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Mon 15 April Final Round replay: 6.00pm – 9.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
*Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The 2019 Masters PGA free to air TV coverage will be limited by geography and will have a significant number of ad-breaks.
Watch the 2019 Masters PGA Live and Free
If you’re not ready to make the leap to 4K Ultra HD, you still have great options for enjoying all the action, including watching The Masters live online in Australia with Foxtel Now, who are currently offering a 10 day free trial.
Alternatively, you can check out the 14 day free Kayo Sports trial which will offer the exact same 2019 Masters programming as Foxtel. With Kayo you can immediately start streaming the Augusta Masters live using eligible mobile devices, and with their split-view feature you can catch up to four events at the same time allowing you to tune into the other exciting sport on TV scheduled for the same weekend (April 12-14).
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What Else is on Channel 444?
Foxtel is gradually increasing the amount of content shown on its dedicated Ultra HD channel 444. Select matches from the 2019 AFL and NRL Premiership seasons will be broadcast on the network, as will a lot of Green and Gold coverage including the Cricket World Cup which kicks off the 29th of May. The 2019 Super Rugby seasons and Formula One championships, which will include live coverage of the Chinese Grand Prix on the same weekend as The Masters, was recently added to the ever-growing list of sport, while you can also catch an array of TV shows and movies airing in 4K.