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03.28.2018

CBS SPORTS SET FOR BROADCASTS OF MASTERS FOR 63rd CONSECUTIVE YEAR

 

March 28, 2018

 

2018 MASTERS ON CBS SPORTS OFFERS COMPREHENSIVE WEEK-LONG COVERAGE ACROSS BROADCAST, CABLE AND DIGTIAL PLATFORMS

HIGHLIGHTED BY 18-HOLE COVERAGE ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

 

MASTERS LIVE on CBS Sports.com Expands to CBS Sports App on Mobile Phones & Tablets Offering 110 Hours of Coverage

 

CBS SPORTS NETWORK Tees up Masters Week with MASTERS ON THE RANGE Beginning Monday

 

The Masters, the most renowned tournament in golf and one of the most highly-anticipated sporting events of the year, will be broadcast on CBS for the 63rd consecutive year from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. CBS Sports offers week-long comprehensive coverage across its broadcast, cable and digital platforms highlighted by its traditional 18-hole coverage beginning with the third-round on Saturday, April 7 (3:00-7:00 PM, ET) and final-round coverage on Sunday, April 8 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET). Additionally, broadcast coverage features highlights of early-round play airing on CBS both Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6 (11:35-11:50 PM, ET). The Masters is the longest-running sporting event broadcast on one network.

 

For the 33rd consecutive year, Jim Nantz will cover the Masters for CBS, his 31st year as host. Three-time Masters champion Sir Nick Faldo joins Nantz in the18th hole tower as lead analyst. Ian Baker-Finch will describe the action at the 17th hole and join Nantz for the Highlight Shows; Verne Lundquist, the 16th hole; Peter Kostis, the 15th hole; Bill Macatee, the 14th hole; Dottie Pepper, the 13th hole; Frank Nobilo the 11th and 12th holes and Amanda Balionis contributes with interviews.

 

CBS Sports' coverage of the Masters will be produced by Lance Barrow, coordinating producer of CBS golf, along with David Winner, and directed by Steve Milton and Bob Matina. Jim Rikhoff and Chris Svendsen will serve as replay producers. Sellers Shy will produce the late night highlight shows and Jim Cornell will direct. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports.

 

 

Masters Live on CBSSports.com Expands to CBS Sports App on Mobile Phones and Tablets Featuring Four

Channels and Extending the Broadcast Coverage Offering an Additional 110 Hours of Live Video

 

Masters Live, featuring live full-day video coverage on CBSSports.com, will expand to also offer four channels of golf action on phones and tablets for the 2018 Masters Tournament through mobile web and the CBS Sports app. Masters Live on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app will extend CBS Sports’ broadcast coverage of the 2018 Masters, offering more than 110 additional hours of live video, along with in-progress highlights, from Augusta National Golf Club throughout the week of the 2018 Masters.

 

The 2018 Masters Live line-up of channels include:

 

  • Masters On The Range: The live show originating from the Tournament Practice Area at Augusta National will be presented Monday through Sunday on CBSSports.com, the CBS Sports app, and CBS Sports Network. Masters On The Range will feature interviews with players and analysis of the field leading up to the start of the 2018 Masters and throughout the Tournament. Balionis, Bobby Clampett, Brian Crowell, Mark Immelman and Billy Kratzert will provide commentary.

 

  • Featured Groups: Andrew Catalon, Kratzert and Davis Love III will tee off coverage of the 2018 Masters on Thursday morning with Featured Groups. In addition, Crowell and Immelman will also serve as announcers for the Featured Groups live streaming coverage of select pairings throughout their entire round each day.

 

  • Amen Corner: Live streaming video of the 11th, 12th and 13th holes. Grant Boone and Billy Ray Brown will serve as announcers for Amen Corner.

 

  • 15 & 16: Clampett, Luke Elvy and Ned Michaels will provide commentary and analysis for live streaming video on the 15th and 16th holes

 

In addition to the four channels of live golf action, Masters Live will present video highlights, including in-progress and end-of-day, highlights from the Par 3 Contest, historical highlights, Augusta National aerials, and Interview Room highlights. Masters Live and additional features available on Masters.com will be available for free at CBSSports.com and on the CBS Sports app for phones and tablets.

 

CBS SPORTS HQ, the new 24/7 streaming sports news network from CBS Sports, will feature coverage and updates throughout the tournament, and highlights will be available on CBS Sports’ social channels. CBS Sports’ broadcast coverage will also be available to stream live via the CBS All Access subscription service.

 

CBS Sports Network Tees Up Week-Long Coverage

 

  • Masters on the Range: CBS Sports Network airs the live show originating from the Tournament Practice Area at Augusta National along with Masters Live on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app Monday through Sunday.

 

  • Replay and Re-Airs: For the sixth consecutive year, CBS Sports Network replays CBS Sports’ live broadcasts of the third and final rounds of the 2018 Masters following the conclusion of coverage on CBS (8:00 PM, ET). CBS Sports Network also re-airs the 2018 final round on Monday, April 9 (1:00 PM, ET). Additionally, CBS Sports Network sets the stage for this year’s tournament with replays of the 2017 Masters third and final rounds.

 

 

 

 

2018 MASTERS SCHEDULE ACROSS CBS SPORTS PLATFORMS

* Start and end times are estimates and subject to change, varying by as much as an hour. All times eastern daylight.

 

Monday, April 2:

MASTERS ON THE RANGE 12:00 NOON-2:00 PM CBS Sports Network/Masters Live

 

Tuesday, April 3:

MASTERS ON THE RANGE 9:00-11:00 AM CBS Sports Network/Masters Live

2017 THIRD ROUND 7:00 PM CBS Sports Network

 

Wednesday, April 4:

MASTERS ON THE RANGE 9:00-11:00 AM CBS Sports Network/Masters Live

2017 FINAL ROUND 7:00 PM CBS Sports Network

 

Thursday, April 5:

MASTERS ON THE RANGE 8:30-10:30 AM CBS Sports Network/Masters Live

FEATURED GROUPS 9:15 AM-7:30 PM Masters Live

AMEN CORNER 10:45 AM-6:00 PM Masters Live

15 & 16 11:45 AM-7:00 PM Masters Live

 

Friday, April 6:

MASTERS ON THE RANGE 8:30-10:30 AM CBS Sports Network/Masters Live

FEATURED GROUPS 9:15 AM-7:30 PM Masters Live

AMEN CORNER 10:45 AM-6:00 PM Masters Live

15 & 16 11:45 AM-7:00 PM Masters Live

 

Saturday, April 7:

MASTERS ON THE RANGE 11:00 AM-1:00 PM CBS Sports Network/Masters Live

FEATURED GROUPS 11:00 AM-Completion of Play Masters Live

AMEN CORNER 12:30 PM-6:00 PM Masters Live

15 & 16 1:30 PM-6:30 PM Masters Live

2018 THIRD ROUND 3:00-7:00 PM CBS

2018 THIRD ROUND Encore 8:00 PM* CBS Sports Network

 

Sunday, April 8:

MASTERS ON THE RANGE 11:00 AM-1:00 PM CBS Sports Network/Masters Live

FEATURED GROUPS 11:00 AM-Completion of Play Masters Live

AMEN CORNER 12:30 PM-6:00 PM Masters Live

15 & 16 1:30 PM-6:30 PM Masters Live

2018 FINAL ROUND 2:00-7:00 PM CBS

2018 FINAL ROUND Encore 8:00 PM* CBS Sports Network