The Nine Network’s Wide World of Sports has secured the free television and streaming rights for the world’s most prestigious golf championship – the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club – in an agreement announced today.
The new partnership – beginning at this year’s Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club from April 5-8 – will see all four days of competition screened LIVE and FREE on the Nine Network. FOX SPORTS, who is the STV broadcaster, will also screen the Tournament.
Wide World of Sports will also provide three additional live video channels screening anytime, anywhere on 9Now: Featured Groups, Amen Corner, and Holes 15 and 16.
Nine’s Director of Sport, Tom Malone, says: “We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Augusta National Golf Club to once again broadcast the Masters on Wide World of Sports in Australia.
“The Masters is the most premium golfing event on the sporting calendar, which aligns perfectly with Nine’s sporting rights and corporate strategy.
“While the Masters is no longer on the anti-siphoning list, our partnership with Augusta National to make free-to-air coverage available to viewers illustrates our shared goal of bringing the Masters to all Australians.”