TSN Delivers Extensive Multi-Platform Coverage of THE MASTERS

- TSN's live coverage of first two rounds begins Thursday, April 8 at 3 p.m. ET -

- TSN.ca delivers exclusive Canadian live streaming from the Masters -

- TSN will be live for Tiger Woods' press conference and his first tee shot -

TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - It's the Masters, it's Tiger's return to golf and it will be one of the biggest spectacles of the year. TSN is set to cover one of the most anticipated MASTERS across all of its platforms. TSN, TSN.ca and TSN Mobile will allow Canadians to experience THE MASTERS no matter where they are. In addition to live broadcast coverage of the first two rounds and coverage of Woods' highly-anticipated return, TSN will give fans in Canada exclusive live online streaming that goes beyond the broadcast coverage from Augusta National Golf Club.

Live coverage of THE MASTERS on TSN, TSN.ca and TSN Mobile begins on Thursday, April 8 (see complete broadcast schedule below) with last year's champion Angel Cabrera looking to take on a star-studded field featuring the best golfers in the world including Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, and Canadian Mike Weir.

TSN has also confirmed it will have live coverage of Woods' press conference on Monday, April 5 and will go live to Augusta National Golf Club when he takes his tee shot from the first hole on Thursday during the opening round.

Media Note: Timing of Woods' opening round tee-off will be confirmed on Tuesday.

    
    Broadcast Coverage
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THE MASTERS is in full-swing on TSN with live coverage of the first and second rounds on TSN and evening encores of the third round on TSN2 and final round on TSN.

TSN's coverage includes live one-hour preview shows airing daily prior to the start of each round with TSN's Cory Woron, Jim Nelford and resident golf expert Bob Weeks providing in-depth reports and analysis from Augusta and a recap of all the action from earlier in the day. TSN's MASTERS coverage will include a special look at the British golfers looking to put their mark on THE MASTERS and how Mike Weir prepares for Augusta's challenging par 3 holes.

TSN has live coverage of THE MASTERS Par 3 Contest on Wednesday, April 7 beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

SPORTSCENTRE has in-depth features and daily reports all week from Woron, Weeks and Nelford beginning Monday, April 5, from Augusta as they follow the biggest golf stories and latest news from the tournament including a look at Weir's performance and the return of Woods.

SPORTSCENTRE will also have updates throughout Thursday and Friday with highlights of the early groups playing in the opening two rounds.

    
    TSN.ca and TSN Mobile
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The only way to see live streaming of The MASTERS in Canada is on TSN.ca.

Canada's leading sports website will give fans the opportunity to watch even more action from Augusta with exclusive live streaming of MASTERS coverage that is different from the television broadcast. Throughout all four rounds, TSN.ca will give fans the opportunity to view several different live streams of their choice including the famous Amen Corner (holes 11, 12 and 13) and holes 15 and 16 as well as the option to follow featured groups live as they play through the back nine (see broadcast schedule for TSN.ca live stream times).

TSN.ca also features exclusive live streaming of the SPORTSCENTRE Special: Tiger Woods Press conference on Monday, April 5 at 2 p.m. ET and the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday, April 7 starting at 3 p.m. ET. In addition to the live streaming, TSN.ca has THE MASTERS covered with all of the news, and analysis throughout Masters Week.

Golf fans on the go can enjoy coverage of THE MASTERS from anywhere in Canada through TSN Mobile.

    
    Additional Coverage
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Leading up to TSN's live coverage of THE MASTERS, the network will air five MASTERS OFFICIAL FILMS from April 5-7. MASTERS OFFICIAL FILMS are a collection of hour-long recaps of previous years' editions of THE MASTERS featuring highlights and memorable moments from each tournament (see detailed schedule below).

ESPN Classic viewers can relive even more of the greatest moments from THE MASTERS with more MASTERS OFFICIAL FILMS airing at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET each night from April 5-7. Tiger Woods' four MASTERS championships take centre stage on April 5 and 6 while the night of April 7 showcases Mike Weir's big win in 2003 and Phil Mickelson's triumph in 2004 (see detailed schedule below).

TSN's schedule for THE MASTERS is as follows:

    
    Monday, April 5
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    -  2 p.m. ET - SportsCentre Special - Tiger Woods Press Conference

    Wednesday, April 7
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    -  3 p.m. ET - Par 3 Contest

    Thursday, April 8
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    -  Time TBD - Tiger Woods Opening Tee Shot
    -  3 p.m. ET - First Round Preview Show
    -  4 p.m. ET - First Round (encore at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2)

    Friday, April 9
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    -  3 p.m. ET - Second Round Preview Show
    -  4 p.m. ET - Second Round (Encore at 10 p.m. on TSN)

    Saturday, April 10
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    -  2:30 p.m. ET - Third Round Preview Show
    -  9:30 p.m. ET - Third Round (TSN2)

    Sunday, April 11
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    -  1 p.m. ET - Final Round Preview Show
    -  8:30 p.m. ET - Final Round


    TSN.ca's Live Stream schedule for THE MASTERS is as follows:

    Monday, April 5
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    -  2 p.m. ET - SportsCentre Special - Tiger Woods Press Conference

    Wednesday, April 7
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    -  3 p.m. ET - Par 3 Contest

    Thursday, April 8 and Friday April 9
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    -  10:00 a.m. ET - Featured Group Live
    -  10:45 a.m. ET - Amen Corner Live
    -  11:45 a.m. ET - Hole Nos. 15 and 16 Live

    Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12
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    -  11 a.m. ET - Featured Group Live
    -  11:45 a.m. ET - Amen Corner Live
    -  11:45 a.m. ET - Hole Nos. 15 and 16 Live

    TSN's broadcast schedule for MASTERS OFFICIAL FILMS is as follows:

    Monday, April 5
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    -  2:30 p.m. ET - Masters Official Films: 2003
    -  3:30 p.m. ET - Masters Official Films: 2005

    Tuesday, April 6
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    -  2 p.m. ET - Masters Official Films: 2006
    -  3 p.m. ET - Masters Official Films: 2008

    Wednesday, April 7
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    -  2 p.m. ET - Masters Official Films: 2009

    ESPN Classic's broadcast schedule for MASTERS OFFICIAL FILMS is as
follows:

    Monday, April 5
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    -  9 p.m. ET - Masters Official Films: 1997
    -  10 p.m. ET - Masters Official Films: 2005

    Tuesday, April 6
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    -  9 p.m. ET - Masters Official Films: 2001
    -  10 p.m. ET - Masters Official Films: 2002

    Wednesday, April 7
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    -  9 p.m. ET - Masters Official Films: 2003
    -  10 p.m. ET - Masters Official Films: 2004
    

Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, TSN, a division of CTVglobemedia, is Canada's Sports Leader and Canada's most-watched specialty network. TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule features an exciting lineup of sports including NHL, IIHF, CFL, NFL, NBA, Blue Jays Baseball, Season of Champions Curling, Golf's Majors, F1, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Grand Slam Tennis, Championship Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts events. TSN properties include TSN2, TSN MOBILE and the industry leading sports website TSN.ca. TSN delivers more sports coverage in High Definition than any other network in Canada.

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For further information: For further information: Greg McIsaac, (w) (416) 384-5180, (c) (416) 458-3591, greg.mcisaac@ctv.ca; Chobi Liang, (w) (416) 384-7584, (c) (416) 859-4738, chobi.liang@ctv.ca


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