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UK pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports’ new rights deal for the US PGA Championship is for the five-year period from 2019 to 2023, SportBusiness Media understands. This marks a rebuilding of the long-term partnership between rights-holder and broadcaster that ended in 2016 when Sky refused to meet rights distributor IMG’s valuation of the property.

OSN’s decision to close most of its sports channels will leave a vacuum in the Middle East and North Africa for rights-holders that is unlikely to be filled for some time, experts have told SportBusiness M…

The PGA Tour this week future-proofed its international business, setting up a joint venture with Discovery for its media rights outside the US in a 12-year, $2bn (€1.72bn) deal.

Pay-television broadcaster DSport is paying a slightly higher fee than previous rights-holder Ten Sports for the US PGA Championship in the Indian subcontinent.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand this month stepped in to acquire PGA Tour golf rights after streaming service Coliseum negotiated the termination of its deal.

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The PGA Tour has finalised nine-year domestic media rights deals with incumbent rights-holders CBS, the commercial network, and the Comcast-owned NBC Sports Group, while agreeing a landmark streaming deal…
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US sports broadcaster ESPN is close to agreeing a streaming rights deal with golf’s PGA Tour, according to the Associated Press.

The PGA Tour has announced an expansive agreement with Facebook to distribute daily highlight packages globally on Facebook Watch in 2020, starting at this week’s Farmers Insurance Open.
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The PGA Tour has extended its partnership with Xumo TV, which includes highlights, player interviews, tournament previews, and Featured Holes coverage from PGA Tour Live.

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Golf’s US PGA Tour has doubled its rights fee in the Indian subcontinent after a six-year renewal with Indian pay-television broadcaster Neo Sports.

Germany’s football federation is set to earn about 35 per cent more from domestic media rights to its knockout cup competition, with deals to be announced in the coming weeks.

Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi made an aggressive move into sport this month, acquiring digital rights in major deals with the PGA Tour and the Women’s Tennis Association.

TV2 Norway’s deal to buy the C More pay-television operation in Norway last month was driven by a desire to boost subscriber numbers ahead of the upcoming Premier League auction.

Online subscription service Coliseum Sports Media continued to shake up the previously moribund New Zealand market with the acquisition of the US PGA Tour this month.

Global media interest in last weekend’s Ryder Cup finale confirmed the extent to which the competition has become one of sport’s blue-riband events. Few events have the power to hold the US and Europe in thrall over three days.

Interview with Rupert Hampel, managing director of European Tour Productions, on the importance of the Ryder Cup to European Tour media rights.

Sky keeps BT at arm’s length with seven long-term rights deals

Golf: The US PGA Tour signed new six-year deals with the CBS and NBC networks, from 2007 to 2012.

UK pay-operator’s English Premier League deal was year's largest television sports-rights deal.