The Masters® Tournament, Masters.org and CBS SportsLine Serve Over 1.3 Million Video Streams from Amen Corner®
Average time spent viewing "Amen Corner Live" tops 52 minutes per visit
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, and AUGUSTA, GA, April 7, 2006 - Masters.org, in conjunction with CBS SportsLine, a leading Internet sports media organization and part of CBS Digital Media, CBS Sports and Augusta National Golf Club today released traffic figures from the first two days of live streaming video from Amen Corner® at the 2006 Masters® Tournament.
Combined traffic figures for "Amen Corner Live" at Masters.org and CBS SportsLine.com produced the following results:
Over 1.3 million video streams of live golf action served
A peak usage figure of over 85,000 simultaneous streams
The average time spent viewing "Amen Corner Live" is over 52 minutes per visit
"Amen Corner Live", featuring coverage of the 11th, 12th and 13th holes from August National Golf Club is available at www.masters.org as well as cbs.sportsline.com and will be presented all four days of the 2006 Masters® Tournament, April 6-9. In total there will be approximately 22 hours of live video from Augusta National Golf Club, including nine this weekend.
Hosts for "Amen Corner Live" are Masters® Tournament veterans Mike Hulbert and Phil Blackmar. Hulbert and Blackmar have combined to participate in six Masters® Tournaments.
The Masters®, the most renowned tournament in golf, is broadcast on CBS for the 51st consecutive year in 2006, a record for the longest-running sporting event broadcast on one network. This year marks the 70th Masters Tournament, one of the most highly-anticipated sporting events of the year.
Weekend schedule for "Amen Corner Live" on Masters.org and CBS SportsLine*
Saturday, April 8: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 9: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
* Start and end times are subject to changeWeekend schedule for television coverage of the 2006 Masters® Tournament on CBS Sports
Saturday, April 8: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 9: 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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