Canada's largest cable provider, Shaw Cable this week announced it would be the first broadcast distributor in Canada to offer 3D-HD content to its subscribers.

The cable giant said it would offer up limited coverage of the 2010 Masters Tournament in stereoscopic 3D to any Shaw subscriber with a 3DTV, special 3D glasses and a Shaw HD cable set top box.

Customers without a 3DTV television, which is virtually the entire population of Canada, will be unable to watch the coverage in 3D.

For the fortunate few, 3D coverage will consist of two hours of commercial-free programming from the back nine each afternoon on channel 318.

The Masters Tournament, which takes place in Augusta Georgia from April 7th to 11th, is one of the four major championships in professional golf and since 1940 has been played so that the final round is always on the second Sunday of April.

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