Sky Deutschland extends US Open deal, reinforces golf dominance

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has renewed its deal for US Open rights in Germany and Austria with the United States Golf Association, strengthening its dominance in golf broadcasting within the DACH region.

The duration of the new deal, which begins this year, is unknown. Sky previously held rights in both countries in a three-year deal, from 2016 to 2018.

The broadcaster last month renewed rights to two other golf majors, the PGA Championship and Open Championship. Sky is keen to tie up its golf content amid interest from US media group Discovery.

The US media giant, which owns sports broadcaster Eurosport, has targeted golf rights since its 12-year partnership with the PGA Tour last year.