TSN and Global Partner to Give Canadians Complete Coverage of THE MASTERS

- TSN and Global's multiplatform coverage of THE MASTERS includes original preview and post-round highlight shows -

- Original documentary 4 DAYS IN APRIL: THE MIKE WEIR STORY premieres Wednesday, April 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN and debuts on Global on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. ET -

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TORONTO, April 5, 2013 /CNW/ - TSN and Global are partnering to bring Canadians complete coverage of THE MASTERS live from Augusta, Georgia - delivering all four rounds from Augusta National along with bonus digital coverage.

For the first time ever, TSN and Global will share resources to produce original Canadian preview and post-round highlight shows with SPORTSCENTRE's Cory Woron, Global's Kevin Smith, as well as Bob Weeks and Jim Nelford. In addition to hosting live on location, the team will file reports for TSN and Global platforms throughout the tournament.

THE MASTERS
With Tiger Woods back as the #1 golfer in the world, Canadians can follow his every move on TSN and Global platforms. Along with Woods, the star-studded field at Augusta National includes Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson, and Canada's Mike Weir, who marks the 10th anniversary since winning his historic Green Jacket.

See below for complete details on TSN and Global's coverage of THE MASTERS in Canada.

Broadcast Coverage
TSN and Global's broadcast coverage of THE MASTERS includes the following (click here for a complete schedule):

  • Live coverage of the Par 3 Contest (TSN)
  • Live coverage of the first and second rounds (TSN)
  • Live coverage of the third and final rounds (Global)
  • Encores of all rounds (TSN and TSN2)
  • Live one-hour preview shows before each round (Global and TSN)
  • Five highlight shows (Global and TSN2)

TSN's coverage of THE MASTERS is also available live on TSN Mobile TV. French-language coverage of THE MASTERS is available on RDS.

Preview and Post-Round Coverage
TSN and Global tee up and wrap up every day at THE MASTERS with one-hour preview shows and five post-round highlight shows (click here for a complete schedule). Featuring Woron, Smith, Nelford, and Weeks, the preview and post-round highlight shows include analysis, in-depth reports, and a focus on Weir and Woods' progress throughout the tournament.

TSN Digital Coverage
TSN Digital platforms deliver bonus online coverage from Augusta - that goes beyond televised coverage. Beginning April 8, fans can view up to five different live streams available exclusively on TSN.ca and the TSN Masters app for iPhone and iPad, including:

  • On the Range (live preview coverage)
  • Par 3 Contest
  • Amen Corner (Holes 11, 12 and 13)
  • Holes 15 and 16
  • Two featured groups
  • Masters In-Depth (highlights and news)

Along with all the latest news, scores, and stats from THE MASTERS, fans can follow Weeks' popular golf blog on TSN Digital Platforms and tweets from TSN's team of golf experts in the TSN Masters Tweetbox on TSN.ca.

Video highlights will also be available on GlobalTV.com.

4 DAYS IN APRIL: THE MIKE WEIR STORY
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Mike Weir's historic victory at The Masters in 2003, TSN and Global will broadcast the original documentary 4 DAYS IN APRIL: THE MIKE WEIR STORY. The 30-minute documentary premieres Wednesday, April 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN and debuts on Global on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. ET (click here for a complete schedule).

<< MEDIA NOTE: click here to watch a trailer of 4 DAYS IN APRIL: THE MIKE WEIR STORY>>

TSN primes fans for the original documentary with two presentations of MASTERS OFFICIAL FILMS that relives Weir's journey at Augusta National 10 years ago. The hour-long recap airs Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2 and Tuesday, April 9 at 12 midnight ET/9 p.m. PT on TSN - leading up to the premiere of 4 DAYS IN APRIL: THE MIKE WEIR STORY on Wednesday.

See below for additional details on TSN's coverage of THE MASTERS.

MASTERS OFFICIAL FILMS
Along with looking back at Mike Weir's Green Jacket in 2003, TSN showcases additional MASTERS OFFICIAL FILMS that feature memorable moments from past tournaments (click here for a complete schedule).  ESPN Classic also airs a slate of MASTERS OFFICIAL FILMS beginning Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m. ET with Jack Nicklaus' surprise victory in 1986 (click here for a complete schedule).

TSN Radio and TEAM Radio Coverage
Bell Media Radio stations across the country will also have live coverage of THE MASTERS, including TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montreal, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, TEAM 1410 in Vancouver, and TEAM 1200 in Ottawa. Along with live play-by-play coverage, all stations will follow the latest news coming out of Augusta.

About TSN
TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers world-class content across industry-leading platforms including TSN2, TSN Digital, TSN Radio and TSN Mobile TV. Official broadcaster of the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship and FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, TSN's slate of live sports coverage includes NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Season of Champions Curling, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB Sunday Night Baseball, Barclays Premier League, Golf's Majors, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Canadian Tire Series, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.

About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

*Note: video content is only available in Canada

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