CTV and TSN are Canada’s Home for Expanded Live Coverage of THE MASTERS, Beginning Today

— April 6, 2016

– Live coverage of THE MASTERS begins with THE MASTERS PAR 3 CONTEST, airing today (Wednesday, April 6) at 3 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 –

– Live feed of Augusta National’s famed Amen Corner to air in 4K Ultra HD –

– TSN panel of host James Duthie, analysts Bob Weeks and Mark Zecchino, and special guest analyst Mike Weir delivers analysis throughout the week –

– TSN’s five national feeds to deliver expanded television content throughout THE MASTERS, including Holes 15 and 16, Featured Groups, and more –

TORONTO (April 6, 2016) – A new era for Canadian golf fans begins this week when CTV and TSN debut their exclusive Canadian coverage of THE MASTERS, live from historic Augusta National Golf Club from April 6-10. Marking the first year of CTV/TSN’s new media rights agreement, the networks will bring Canadians more coverage of THE MASTERS than ever before, with full coverage of the third and final rounds of THE MASTERS on CTV, an expanded slate of viewing options for the opening rounds across TSN’s five national feeds, plus a dedicated feed of the famed Amen Corner available in 4K Ultra HD on Bell Fibe TV and Bell FibreOp TV.

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CTV and TSN’s new expanded Canadian coverage of THE MASTERS features the following highlights:
  • A one-hour ESPN SPORTSCENTER AT THE MASTERS special airing today (Wednesday, April 6) at 5 p.m. ET on TSN2 with a preview of the tournament
  • An expanded broadcast window beginning at 11 a.m. ET each day with live coverage of bonus feeds including the Featured Groups, Holes 15 and 16, and TSN AT THE MASTERS hosted by James Duthie at Augusta National, featuring highlights, analysis, and live look-ins to the bonus feeds
  • First two rounds of the Tournament broadcast on TSN
  • The third and final rounds of THE MASTERS broadcast on CTV
  • A dedicated feed of Augusta National’s famed Amen Corner available in 4K Ultra HD throughout the Tournament, with TSN’s 4K content available on Bell Fibe TV and Bell FibreOp TV
  • MASTERS PRIMETIME highlight shows each evening on TSN and looping overnight on TSN2, recapping the day at Augusta National
Live coverage of the Tournament on the TSN AT THE MASTERS feed is hosted by James Duthie alongside analysts Bob Weeks and Mark Zecchino, who are on-site at Augusta National. As announced last week, the networks’ original coverage also features contributions from 2003 Tournament champion Mike Weir, who will compete in the 80th edition of THE MASTERS and join the panel following each round. Along with delivering daily news updates and analysis for SPORTSCENTRE, the panel recaps each day of the tournament with MASTERS PRIMETIME at 11 p.m. ET. Throughout the tournament, SPORTSCENTRE’s Cory Woron delivers frequent highlights from the TSN Studio. “THE MASTERS is a tradition unlike any other, and we are proud to deliver new expanded coverage to our viewers,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming, TSN. “Fans can experience THE MASTERS across CTV, TSN’s five national feeds, TSN Radio, our full slate of digital platforms, and in stunning 4K Ultra HD, amplifying the Tournament to greater heights than ever before.” Golf’s first major of the season features a star-studded field that includes defending champion Jordan Spieth, three-time Green Jacket winner Phil Mickelson, two-time champion Bubba Watson, World #1 player Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, and many more. The action begins with golf’s biggest names competing in THE MASTERS PAR 3 CONTEST, airing today (Wednesday, April 6) at 3 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3. TSN’s coverage of THE MASTERS is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO. French-language coverage of THE MASTERS is available on RDS. TSN Digital Coverage TSN complements its live broadcast coverage of THE MASTERS with comprehensive coverage on TSN Digital platforms. Highlights include:
  • Daily stories from Augusta National by TSN golf analysts Bob Weeks and Mark Zecchino
  • Web-exclusive video analysis from TSN’s on-site panel
  • Up-to-the-minute breaking news, scores, player profiles, and more
  • Available across TSN’s official social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.
TSN Digital content is available on TSN.ca and the TSN GO mobile app. Sponsors and Advertising CTV and TSN’s complete coverage of THE MASTERS has attracted a new premier exclusive sponsor in Mercedes-Benz. TSN Radio TSN Radio stations across the country also deliver live coverage of THE MASTERS, including complete live coverage of all four rounds on TSN Radio 1410 in Vancouver, and weekend rounds on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montréal, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton, and TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton. Along with select live play-by-play coverage, all stations will follow the latest news coming out of Augusta National. Golf on Bell Media Bell Media’s CTV, TSN, and RDS bring Canadians comprehensive access to the biggest events in sports, and are the home of golf’s marquee championship events with a slate that includes all four of golf’s Majors – THE MASTERS, U.S. OPEN, THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, and the PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, as well as the RYDER CUP, PRESIDENTS CUP, and a series of PGA TOUR events. THE MASTERS becomes the latest major addition to CTV’s slate of marquee event programming, joining the SUPER BOWL, FIFA World Cup™, THE ACADEMY AWARDS, THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, THE JUNO AWARDS, and more. Broadcast Schedule* See below or visit TSN.ca for a complete broadcast schedule for CTV and TSN’s complete live coverage of THE MASTERS. Wednesday, April 6
  • PAR 3 CONTEST – 3 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3
  • MASTERS PRIMETIME – 11 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
Thursday, April 7
  • TSN AT THE MASTERS – 11 a.m. ET on TSN4
  • Featured Groups – 11 a.m. ET on TSN3
  • Holes 15 & 16 – 11 a.m. ET on TSN5
  • Amen Corner in 4K – 11 a.m. ET on Bell Fibe TV and Bell FibreOp TV
  • First Round – 3 p.m. ET on TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 (Joined in progress on TSN1 at 4 p.m. ET)
  • MASTERS PRIMETIME – 11 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
Friday, April 8
  • TSN AT THE MASTERS – 11 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Featured Groups – 11 a.m. ET on TSN3
  • Holes 15 & 16 – 11 a.m. ET on TSN5
  • Amen Corner in 4K – 11 a.m. ET on Bell Fibe TV and Bell FibreOp TV
  • Second Round – 3 p.m. ET on TSN
  • MASTERS PRIMETIME – 11 p.m. ET on TSN1
Saturday, April 9
  • TSN AT THE MASTERS – 11 a.m. ET on TSN4
  • Featured Groups – 12 noon ET on TSN2
  • Amen Corner in 4K – 11:45 a.m. ET on Bell Fibe TV and Bell FibreOp TV
  • Holes 15 & 16 – 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Third Round – 3 p.m. ET on CTV and TSN4 (Joined in progress on TSN3 and TSN5 at 4 p.m. ET)
  • MASTERS PRIMETIME – 11 p.m. ET on TSN3 and TSN4
Sunday, April 10
  • TSN AT THE MASTERS – 11 a.m. ET on TSN4
  • Featured Groups – 10:15 a.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Amen Corner in 4K – 11:45 a.m. ET on Bell Fibe TV and Bell FibreOp TV
  • Holes 15 & 16 – 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Final Round – 2 p.m. ET on CTV and TSN
  • MASTERS PRIMETIME – 11 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3
*Schedule subject to change

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