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US Broadcast Rights Expansion: PGA Heads to ESPN

US Broadcast Rights Expansion: PGA Heads to ESPN

The Professional Golf Association Tour (PGA) is the latest sporting event to be claimed by ESPN.

28 events of the tour will be exclusively broadcasted by ESPN, who is owned by Disney.

PGA Tour chief media officer, Rick Andersons, said: “The PGA TOUR couldn’t be more excited to launch a new era in content delivery with Disney and ESPN+, which will greatly expand and diversify our audience reach.”

“There will be more content available to our fans than ever before with an exciting and diverse group of on-air talent delivering the action,” he said.

The deal was signed by Disney in 2020 and is worth USD $75 million a year.

Over 4,300 exclusive hours are included in the deal, with the 17.1 million ESPN users having full access to these.

ESPN’S president of programming and original entertainment, Burke Magnus, said: “The start of the PGA Tour in 2022 will tee off a new and exciting opportunity for fans to watch the best golfers in the world.”

210 staff will be sent to each event to ensure maximum coverage of the events is reached.

The PGA also struck deals with CBS and NBC with all three deals worth over USD $680 million.

The deals will last for nine years from 2022 to 2030, after an increasing need for live coverage of the sport.

For previous broadcast deals see Ministry of Sport.

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