Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters tournament on Sunday, and it was his first major victory since the 2008 U.S. Open (and his first Masters title since 2005). But it appears that — at least some — Hulu Live and DirecTV Now subscribers were blacked out from seeing — at least some of the — final round.
Many people tweeted that CBS was blacked out on Hulu Live and DirecTV on Sunday.
Twitter user @packfanunited wrote that they called Hulu customer service, and were told that “CBS had blacked out its feed to local channels to drive viewers of the Masters golf tournament to its website &/or sports app.”
Here are some of the complaints:
While waiting for response, I called Customer Service & spoke with Corrina (sp?) who was very helpful. Learned CBS had blacked out its feed to local channels to drive viewers of The Masters golf tournament to its website &/or sports app. Looks as if everything is OK now. Thanks!
— PackerFansUnited.com (@packfansunited) April 14, 2019
Its blacked out on hulu live. Stop lying to subscribers. Hulu support on the phone already blamed cbs bc it’s blacked out. They’ve already credited our account for the screw up. pic.twitter.com/9PhNU0RTaE
— TimB (@tdadyahearme) April 14, 2019
Talked with a rep and it’s blacked out on all cbs affiliates. And then I was told I can watch in the cbs app but it won’t let you login with Hulu on my Roku it only lets you sign up for cbs streaming service which I will not pay for
— Alex Schommer (@Schomminator) April 14, 2019
@DIRECTVNowHelp is the masters blacked out. CBS says it cannot stream for me on your app
— Adam (@omsmyname) April 14, 2019
— Chevy Jas (@ChevyJas) April 14, 2019
Watching the Masters on @directvnow and CBS went dark. All other channels are working.
— Mag Wildwood (@MagWildwood1) April 14, 2019
As for DirecTV Now, this issue would pale in comparison to another one they had on Sunday: the Season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones was released hours early on the streaming service.