For the first time, SuperSport will have two channels covering the Masters golf tournament, beginning at Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday.
In response to requests from viewers SuperSport will also, for the first time, offer four live internet streams of golf’s iconic event.
The streaming will begin today with coverage from the practice range, including analysis and interviews. This will be supplemented from Thursday with daily streams of featured groups; Amen Corner (holes 11, 12 and 13); and holes 15 and 16.
All the streaming can be accessed via supersport.com and the SuperSport app – iOS and Android.
(Live streaming is available to DStv Premium PVR subscribers with registered DStv Connect IDs).
Traditional TV coverage of the international feed (supplied by the Masters broadcast team) will run on SS1 from 9pm on Thursday, with Friday and Saturday play on SS6 and the final day back on SS1.
In addition, SuperSport 8 will have a daily feed from 4pm that consolidates all the best of the separate feeds.
With South African golf in stellar form, this offers SuperSport the possibility of focusing more strongly on the South Africans in the field (Trevor Immelman, Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els and Louis Oosthuizen), four of whom have won Majors.
Commenting on this unprecedented coverage, Gideon Khobane, SuperSport CEO, said: “Our golfers have ridden the crest of the wave in recent years and interest is at an all-time high. SuperSport is pleased to have this multi-platform offering, supplied by the Masters. It’s a game-changer and we look forward to enjoying great action all week.”