Golf on TV, even major championship golf, often has me yawning.DIRECTV, however, makes it a bit more interesting. For the third consecutive year, DIRECTV, with its programming partner ESPN, offers viewers an interactive platform that features multi-channel coverage of the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s. The service is designed to be what DIRECTV calls a “totally immersive experience” for golf fans, who will see three extra channels including coverage of featured holes, such as the famous No. 14 par 5 hole, bisected by the “Suez Canal,” as well as the popular “International View” channel, that offers a unique look at the tournament through the eyes of British announcers and a focus on the European players in the field.
The bonus channels, along with live CNN network coverage, is being presented in HD as well as SD, and will also be available in a Mix Channel – four channels in one – each of which viewers may tune to full-screen. Viewers of the Mix and Feature Channels, as well as the main network, also have access to an interactive Menu of features designed to enhance the experience and guide viewers through their options. The application is available on all channels, including the Mix, Network and extra channels.