<p>"THE 2006 MASTERS HIGHLIGHTS" VIDEO ON DEMAND FOR FIRST TIME THROUGH CABLE, SATELLITE AND INTERNET </p>
The Masters Tournament and CBS Sports today announced plans to provide "The 2006 Masters Highlights" video on demand available for the first time ever through AT&T U-verse TV, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, Echostar's Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and CBS Sportsline.
"The 2006 Masters Highlights" will be available for purchase Monday, April 10 for unlimited viewing for 24 hours. The 30-45 minute commercial-free highlights video will recap all four rounds of the 2006 Masters and be available for purchase to cable, satellite, and internet customers through the end of April.
In addition, the traditional hour-long Masters Movie, available on DVD and VHS, is available to order now on masters.org. Also, for the first time, Jack Nicklaus' historic 1986 Masters victory for his sixth green jacket is available on DVD.
The Masters was the first golf tournament to experiment with HDTV beginning in 1993 and continues to be at the forefront of new technology. This week "Amen Corner Live", streaming video on masters.org and CBS Sportsline, will be debuted and now "The 2006 Masters Highlights" video on demand is available.
The Masters, the most renowned tournament in golf, will be broadcast on CBS for the 51st consecutive year from the majestic setting of Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. This year marks the 70th Masters Tournament, one of the most highly-anticipated sporting events of the year. Tiger Woods returns to Augusta to defend his title once again after becoming only the third person to win at least four Masters Tournaments, joining Jack Nicklaus (6) and Arnold Palmer (4).
CBS Sports will bring viewers all the color, artistry and drama inherent to the world's most prestigious golf tournament and first major of the year with live third-round coverage of the Masters on Saturday, April 8 (3:30-7:00 PM, ET). Final-round 18-hole coverage is scheduled for Sunday, April 9 (2:30-7:00 PM, ET). Highlights of early-round play will be presented by CBS Sports on Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7 (11:35-11:50 PM, ET; both nights).
Augusta National Golf Club Contact:
Glenn Greenspan 706/667-6705 email@example.com