Comprehensive coverage across ESPN in Latin America, the Caribbean, Northern Africa and the Middle East
The Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club returns to ESPN International for the 19th consecutive year with comprehensive live coverage across Latin America, the Caribbean, Northern Africa and the Middle East (excluding Israel). In addition to live coverage, ESPN will provide expansive news, information and analysis across a variety of studio shows, via radio, online and mobile devices.
Television coverage on ESPN International will include over 20-hours of live Masters telecasts in both SD and HD starting on April 11 & 12 from 3-7:30 p.m. Coverage will continue on April 13 with the third round from 3- 7:00 p.m., and the final round on April 14 from 2- 7:00p.m. (all times Eastern). Coverage of the Par 3 Contest will take place on Wednesday, April 10 from 3- 5:00pm. In addition, for the first time ever, a 30-minute preview show, featuring expert analysis from Siliva Bertolaccini, Paco Aleman and John Sutcliffe, will air prior to all four rounds of the Masters in Spanish-speaking Latin America.
“The Masters continues to be one of the world’s most preeminent golf events and we are proud of the coverage we bring every year to fans across the globe,” said Michael Walters, vice president of programming, ESPN International. “We will continue the tradition this year with more hours of live coverage than ever before and an extensive news and information lineup across our multiplatform.”
The Par 3 Contest, all four rounds of the Masters and exclusive broadband coverage of “Amen Corner,” a Featured Group of the day and holes 15 & 16 will also be streamed live on ESPN Play in Spanish-speaking Latin America and in Portuguese language on ESPN Play via the WatchESPN platform in Brazil. Additionally, for the first time, a mobile/tablet version of ESPN Play will be available in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.
ESPN will also feature live leader boards, analysis and a daily Masters blog on ESPN.com throughout Latin America.
Defending champion Bubba Watson is set to compete in the first major of the year as well as Tiger Woods, the four-time Masters Champion,who recently regained his #1 world ranking and is looking to win his 5th green jacket. Angel Cabrera, the 2009 Champion from Argentina will once again be in the field, marking his fourteenth year of participation in the Masters.