Sky Deutschland retains Masters rights

German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has struck a multi-year extension to its rights deal for US golf major The Masters.

The agreement with tournament organising body Augusta National Golf Club grants exclusive live rights across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The contract covers satellite and cable television, as well as IPTV, web and mobile. As in previous years, Sky will also provide free live streams of selected tournament highlights via skysport.de.

Hans Gabbe, senior vice-president of sports rights and commercialisation at Sky Deutschland, said: “Along with the recently renewed long-term rights to the European Tour, the exclusive live rights to the US PGA Tour and the exclusive rights to the 2020 and 2022 Ryder Cups, Sky will remain the home of the best golfers in the world.”

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