New TV Deal Expands Canadian Coverage of The Masters

13th hole, Augusta National Golf Club
The Masters will have expanded TV coverage in Canada thanks to a new deal
The Masters will have expanded TV coverage in Canada thanks to a new deal

A new deal announced today will give CTV, TSN, and RDS the exclusive Canadian broadcasting rights to The Masters, golf’s most watched major championship.

The agreement with the Augusta National Golf Club will begin in 2016 with coverage of the 80th edition of the championship.

It will see the third and final rounds be broadcast on CTV.

“THE MASTERS is a timeless sporting tradition, and a major component of our coverage of the biggest championship events in sports,” said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. “We are thrilled to work alongside the Augusta National team on this new, expanded partnership as we leverage Bell Media’s wide-ranging suite of programs and platforms to make our exclusive Canadian coverage of THE MASTERS bigger than ever before.”

As part of the agreement coverage will also be expanded. TSN will begin broadcasting at 11 a.m. eastern each day and will provide multiple viewing options across their five TSN channels leading up to the main broadcast. It will include coverage of Amen Corner, the 15th and 16th holes, Featured Groups, and additional views.

“TSN’s five national feeds are built to offer more sports and more choice to our subscribers, and this new partnership with THE MASTERS is a perfect fit for our five-feed strategy,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN. “Our expanded coverage will allow fans to watch live action from THE MASTERS earlier in the day, with the unique TSN benefit of being able to choose from multiple viewing options. This is a big win for golf fans and TSN subscribers.”

Complete French-language coverage will also be available via RDS.

This deal now mean that TSN and RDS has rights to the four men’s major championships a well as the Ryder Cup, President Cup and a series of PGA TOUR events.