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Sky challenges BBC in Open rights tender

The tender process for golf’s Open Championship in Britain is currently taking place, with UK public-service broadcaster the BBC in danger of losing its exclusive domestic rights to pay-television broadcaster Sky, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

The BBC currently has exclusive rights for the event through to the conclusion of this year’s edition of the tournament.

The newspaper said that the R&A, the organisation that operates the Open, had left the door open for a pay-television partner.