Sky strengthens rights portfolio in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has extended a rights deal for golf’s US PGA Tour in Germany, Austria and Switzerland while sister channel Sky Sport Austria has struck a deal to show coverage of the Austrian Basketball Bundesliga top division.

The length of Sky Deutschland’s renewal of rights for the PGA Tour was not disclosed, but the new long-term contract will begin in January 2016.

The deal comprises live coverage of more than 40 events per season, including all FedEx Cup tournaments. The agreement includes exclusive live coverage on television, internet, IPTV and mobile platforms. Highlights will also be available via the website.

Sky’s deal in Austria for the country’s Basketball Bundesliga will run for three seasons, from 2016-17 to 2018-19, with the option of being extended by a further two seasons, from 2019-20 to 2020-21.

Sky Sport Austria will show live coverage of games, including the season-ending Final Four, the All Star Game and the Supercup.