Mike Weir Joins CTV and TSN as a Special Guest Analyst for THE MASTERS, Beginning April 7

— March 31, 2016

– 2003 Tournament champion competes in the 80th edition of THE MASTERS while also joining CTV and TSN after each round as a guest analyst –

– This year marks a new media rights agreement for THE MASTERS in Canada, with opening rounds on TSN and the third and final rounds on CTV, April 7-10 –

TORONTO (March 31, 2016) – With exclusive Canadian coverage of THE MASTERS coming to CTV and TSN next week, the networks announced today the addition of decorated Canadian golfer Mike Weir as a special guest analyst for this year’s Tournament. As the only Canadian to ever win the prestigious Green Jacket, Weir will compete in the 80th edition of THE MASTERS, live on CTV and TSN from April 7-10, which joins the 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN. Following each round at Augusta National Golf Club, Weir will join CTV and TSN to contribute his unique perspective on the Tournament. Weir will also appear as part of daily panels on TSN’s SPORTSCENTRE.

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2003 Tournament champion Mike Weir joins TSN as a special guest analyst for THE MASTERS, April 7-10.

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THE MASTERS is hallowed ground for professional golfers and fans alike, and playing in the Tournament is an experience like no other,” said Weir. “I’m very excited to work with the CTV and TSN team as an analyst to share the player’s perspective on what it’s like to compete in one of my favourite events.” “Mike is a perfect fit to join our newly expanded coverage of THE MASTERS on CTV and TSN,” said Mark Milliere, Senior Vice-President of Production, TSN. “By competing on the course and moving directly to the analyst’s chair after each round, Mike offers a completely unique perspective on THE MASTERS for Canadian golf fans. We’re absolutely thrilled to have him with us for this prestigious Tournament.” Over his 24-year professional golf career, Weir has captured 15 career victories, highlighted by his dramatic playoff win at THE MASTERS in 2003. His breakthrough year on the PGA Tour earned him the 2003 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s top athlete of the year and the Lionel Conacher Award, given to Canada’s top male athlete of the year, an award he previously won in 2000 and 2001. In 2009, Weir was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada and inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Weir has used his success as a platform for helping other families in need with the creation of the Mike Weir Foundation in 2004. THE MASTERS on CTV/TSN In December 2015, Bell Media announced a new media rights agreement with Augusta National Golf Club to become the exclusive Canadian broadcasters of THE MASTERS. Beginning with this year’s Tournament, full coverage of the third and final rounds of THE MASTERS will now be broadcast on CTV, Canada’s most-watched television network. The new agreement will also see TSN expand its broadcast window to start at 11 a.m. ET each day, offering multiple viewing options for THE MASTERS across TSN’s five national feeds leading into the traditional broadcast window. Additional highlights of the new agreement include:
  • The Par 3 Contest and first two rounds of THE MASTERS broadcast on TSN
  • Multiple viewing options across TSN’s five national feeds, including Amen Corner, Holes 15 and 16, and Featured Groups
  • TSN’s live coverage begins at 11 a.m. ET each day
  • A comprehensive suite of digital assets for CTV, TSN, RDS, and Bell Media platforms
  • Complete French-language coverage of the Tournament on RDS
Golf on TSN TSN and RDS 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 slate of PGA TOUR events.

About CTV
CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.

About TSN

TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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