Monday, June 08, 2015

RandA sign 12-year TV deal with NBC

The RandA has announced NBC Sports Group will become its media partner in the United States for a 12-year term from 2017 – 2028 inclusive. 
The agreement includes coverage across all media of The Open, The Senior Open, Walker Cup and The Amateur Championship and will feature coverage on NBC and Golf Channel in English and NBC Universo in Spanish.
RandA Chief Executive, Peter Dawson, said “We are delighted to announce that from 2017, The Open will be broadcast by NBC Sports Group.  They have unparalleled experience in golf and have demonstrated a genuine desire to showcase and promote The Open and The RandA’s elite championships through their extensive range of channels and digital platforms.  
“The United States is home to millions of fans of The Open and we know that through NBC Sports Group, they will enjoy world class coverage of the Championship.
The 146TH Open will be played at Royal Birkdale in 2017, with golf’s oldest and most international championship being hosted at Carnoustie for its 147TH playing in 2018.
This year’s Open Championship will be played next month at St Andrews with ESPN, The Open’s broadcast partner of the last five years, providing the coverage. 
 ESPN will also broadcast The Open in 2016 at Royal Troon. 
Dawson said, “We have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, an excellent relationship with ESPN.  They have raised the bar in terms of covering major championship golf and their commitment to telling The Open’s story and delivering the most compelling coverage of The Open Championship has been outstanding.”



Post a Comment

<< Home

Copyright © Colin Farquharson

If you can't find what you are looking for.... please check the Archive List or search this site with Google