Foxtel extends PGA Tour rights in Discovery deal

Australian pay-television operator Foxtel has extended its rights deal for golf’s US PGA Tour.

The renewed broadcast agreement includes all Tour events across the year, World Golf Championship events and the Presidents Cup.

All PGA Tour events will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, on Foxtel, and will also be streamed on Foxtel Now, Foxtel Go and Kayo Sports. Foxtel already has existing broadcast rights to golf’s four majors (the Masters, US Open, US PGA Championship and The Open).

Foxtel agreed the deal with Discovery, the US-based media company that owns Eurosport. Discovery holds a $2bn (€1.8bn) 12-year agreement with the PGA Tour from 2019 and 2030 including global multi-platform live rights, outside the US, to all PGA Tour media properties.

Under the agreement with Discovery, members of Foxtel’s subscriber loyalty program Foxtel First can access, via special vouchers, the GolfTV powered by PGA Tour App.

This exclusive content will complement Foxtel’s offering by providing viewers with live streaming and on demand replays of Tour events, tournament previews, player content and instruction videos that are available on their mobile, tablet and computer.

Head of Fox Sports, Peter Campbell, said: “Foxtel is delighted to have renewed its agreement to broadcast US PGA Tour golf, Presidents Cup and World Golf Championship, which combined with our broadcast rights for the Masters, US Open Championship, US PGA Championship, The Open Championship, US LPGA, European PGA, European LPGA, Asian Tour and selected Australian events provides Foxtel and Kayo subscribers and fans with the most comprehensive and compelling coverage of the sport.”

Last month, Fox Sports agreed a rights deal with the PGA of Australia through which it will broadcast the Queensland PGA Championship and New Zealand Open golf tournaments. As an official media partner of the PGA and the PGA Tour of Australasia, Fox Sports will hold the Australian rights to broadcast the two events.