Sky Sports has scored exclusive rights to broadcast all four days of the Masters golf tournament in 2015.
Every day of the tournament, including exclusive live coverage of Rounds one and two from the Augusta National Golf Club will be available, as will exclusive live coverage of the Par 3 contest, held every year on the Wednesday of Masters week.
Sky Sports is also serving up addtional content accessible via the red button, online at SkySports.com or through the Sky Sports for iPad app. Content includes Masters on the Range (from Monday), Featured Groups one and two (from Thursday), Amen Corner (from Thursday), Masters in Depth (from Thursday), the 15th and 16th holes (from Thursday) and rolling highlights.
The best moments from each day’s play on “Masters Breakfast”, shown each morning and including detailed views and analysis.
Barney Francis, Managing Director Sky Sports, said: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Augusta National. The Masters is more than a Major, it is a magical tournament played on a magnificent golf course, producing incredible golf every year.
“Only on Sky Sports can viewers enjoy all four days live, plus the annual Par 3 Contest with extra coverage across a variety of platforms. We look forward to continuing our coverage of the Masters and providing the coverage this unique golf event deserves.”
Sky Sports has shown live coverage of all four days of the Masters since it was first awarded rights and this week will show all four rounds, plus the Par 3 Contest as Adam Scott defends the coveted Green Jacket.
The BBC has also signed a similar multi-year agreement which will see it continue to broadcast live action on Saturdays and Sundays as well as broadcast highlights from weekday games.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our long partnership with Augusta National which dates back over 45 years and are delighted that BBC audiences will continue to enjoy coverage of one of the world’s most iconic sporting events.”
The deal also sees BBC viewers able to tap into six live feeds letting you watch the action live on PC, tablet, mobile and selected smart TVs, as you could do with the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Coverage of the Masters has been split between Sky and the BBC since Sky was awarded rights in 2011.
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