Golf

Foxtel has retained its US Masters rights in Australia in a multi-year deal that solidifies its monopoly over leading golf properties.

Backed by the likes of 21st Century Fox and Disney, Caffeine has ceased operations stating it has reached the point “where we are still not quite profitable”.

TMRW Sports’ Series A investment round unveiled today (Monday) values the sports technology company behind the TGL golf league at around $500m (€456m).

DAZN has continued in its attempts to carve out a niche in golf in a deal for exclusive rights to golf’s 2024 US Masters in the Middle East and North Africa.

Broadcast deals in Australia, Japan and South Korea have been secured for golf’s TGL as the high-profile indoor league prepares to make its long-awaited debut at the start of 2025.

The OTT platform launched by the R&A using Endeavor Streaming technology has been set up to gather consumer data and provide a vehicle to stream the Open in markets devoid of competition.

DAZN is to exclusively offer additional live feeds from the PGA Tour across 27 countries in the Middle East and North Africa and Southeast Asia, and will also distribute the Tour’s FAST (free ad-supported streaming TV) Channel.

LIV Golf has moved to try and ease the problem of accessibility for its Friday action by adding the alternative viewing option of coverage on the streaming platform Caffeine

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports agreed to a flat fee to maintain its golf dominance in the UK market and retain rights to the Open Championship for another four years.

The PGA Tour has reached agreement to secure a $3bn (€2.75bn) investment in a new commercial entity from a US consortium led by Liverpool FC owner Fenway Sports Group (FSG), but has left the door open to 'co-investment' from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF).

Jon Rahm’s controversial move to LIV Golf has helped the breakaway tour secure a two-year broadcast deal in Spain with Movistar Plus+, the OTT service of the Telefónica-owned pay-television broadcaster.

Sky Sports has reaffirmed its unchallenged golf dominance in the UK market after retaining rights to the Open Championship for another four years

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has retained its PGA Tour rights until 2030 with a record three Frenchmen set to take part next year but amid ongoing doubts over the long-term future of the property

The PGA Tour has begun the search for a senior media rights executive with experience across the Asia-Pacific region, following a decision taken at the start of the year to manage the sale of its international media rights in-house.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky extended its rights to the US PGA Championship in the UK and Ireland for three further years at a slight increase on the previous average fee.

Live coverage of golf’s US PGA Championship will continue to be shown by Sky in the UK and Ireland after the pay-television broadcaster landed a new three-year agreement.

Netflix is to venture into live sports streaming for the first time next month, when the stars of two of its popular sport docuseries compete in The Netflix Cup

The Pitch International agency has today (Tuesday) been awarded the exclusive media rights advisory contract to the Ladies European Tour (LET)