For the first time in its history, Fox Sports broadcast start-to-finish Masters live coverage with no ad-breaks during play, after a new agreement was announced today.
Supermarkets have already packed their shelves with Easter eggs and hot-cross buns, which, for golf fans, can mean only one thing: April – and The Masters – isn’t far away.
Widely regarded as golf’s most prestigious tournament, the Masters brings the world’s finest players to one of sport’s most impressive stages.
From Magnolia Lane to Amen Corner, Augusta National has become a sacred site that every avid golfer dreams of visiting.
But don't stress if you are unable to make that epic pilgrimage to the States in 2018, Fox Sports has you covered.
Fox Sports will have a dedicated team on the ground at Augusta National from April 5 to 8, 2018, to deliver live, ad-break free and HD multi-camera coverage of The Masters.
This will allow fans to watch featured groups, Amen Corner or the 15th and 16th holes.
The new partnership will see every second broadcast live on Fox Sports and streamed on Foxtel Now along with the Nine Network, which becomes the free-to-air broadcast partner for 2018.
“The Masters is one of those special sporting events that captures our imagination; an event that the nation stops and watches,” Fox Sports CEO, Patrick Delany, said.
“Since we began broadcasting the Masters Tournament live in 2014, we have constantly innovated our coverage. Our subscribers can now enjoy high definition, multi-camera coverage every day, all on a dedicated Masters channel.
“This year viewers will see our coverage improve even further, now having the ability to watch ad-break free during play for the first time."