ESPN extends Open Championship rights in Latin America

International sports broadcaster ESPN has struck a three-year extension to its rights deal in Latin America for golf major The Open Championship.

The rights for the tournaments spanning 2018 to 2020 cover all media throughout Latin America, including Brazil and the Caribbean.

The deal with The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, organiser of The Open, was struck ahead of the start of this year’s tournament, which commenced today (Thursday) at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland.

ESPN’s rights include all four rounds of The Open throughout Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean, highlighted by exclusive live coverage of the weekend rounds. Simulcast streaming coverage will also be available via ESPN’s broadband players in the region – ESPN Play and on WatchESPN in Brazil.

In other news, ESPN Caribbean has secured exclusive rights to the 2018 edition of pre-season football competition the International Champions Cup.

Coverage of this season’s tournament begins tomorrow (Friday) when English Premier League club Manchester City faces off against German Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund at Soldier Field in the US city of Chicago.

The tournament will also be streamed live via ESPN Play.