The Open Championship
Fox Sports Asia’s desire to reduce its spend on rights to The Open in Asia-Pacific opened the door for OTT platform GolfTV to grab non-exclusive rights alongside the pay-television broadcaster.
UK pay-television broadcaster Sky’s extension of its rights deal for The Open is an attempt to shore up its dominant position in golf in the UK and Ireland against the threat of GolfTV, the dedicated channel run by the Discovery-PGA Tour joint venture, SportBusiness Media understands.
Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has raised its annual outlay on two of golf’s majors, the PGA Championship and Open Championship, by almost half to secure its dominance over the sport in the DACH region against the threat of US media group Discovery.
In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in golf. This is the free version of the report.
Online streaming service GolfTV has picked up rights to golf's Open Championship in Southeast Asia
The Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has renewed rights for golf’s Open Championship in the Nordics until 2024.
German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has agreed multi-year extensions to its rights deals for men’s golf majors The Open and the PGA Championship.
International sports broadcaster ESPN has struck a three-year extension to its rights deal in Latin America for golf major The Open Championship