Live telecast of M'sia Open to 500 million viewers


KUALA LUMPUR: More than 500 million viewers around the world will be able to follow live television coverage of the US$1.1 million Carlsberg Malaysian Open from Feb 20-23. 

CNBC Sports Asia will broadcast live feeds from The Mines Resort and Golf Club for two hours between 3.30pm and 5.30pm during the first and second rounds while the weekend coverage will start from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. 

In addition, local station NTV7, the host broadcaster, will show delayed telecasts of the first and second rounds from midnight to 2am and will carry live feeds for the third and final rounds from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. 

The Malaysian Open, which will see stars such as Retief Goosen, Padraig Harrington, Paul McGinley, Thongchai Jaidee, Zhang Lian-wei and Malaysia’s Danny Chia in action, will also be shown on the full European Tour global television platform. 

Last year, the live and delayed live telecasts totalled 330 broadcast hours around the globe. 

Tickets are on sale at the Mines Resort or through Allied Ticketing Hotline 03-74919999. Fans can also purchase tickets at Video Eazy (KLCC, Sg Wang Plaza, Bangsar Baru), Fantasy Music Centre (Sunway Pyramid), Salem Cool Planet (Shaw Centre Point, Klang, One Utama, Mid Valley Megamall) and Music Valley outlets in Cheras, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Seremban, Malacca and Penang. 

For the first and second rounds, tickets are priced at RM10 per day, and tickets for the third and final rounds are RM20 per day. Season tickets for all four rounds are available at RM40.

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