Eurosport secures PGA Tour rights
Friday, June 26 2009,
By Andrew Laughlin
Eurosport has the secured TV rights for the 2009 US PGA Tour season which were previously owned by collapsed broadcaster Setanta.
All action from the 2009 Tour will now be aired on British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2 on satellite and digital cable, while also being simulcast on the broadcaster's online subscription service Eurosport Player.
"We are delighted to welcome the US PGA Tour to the Eurosport platform in the UK," said Eurosport chairman Laurent Eric Le Lay.
"British golf fans can now see the world’s best players competing live as the 2009 season unfolds. We can give the US PGA Tour's iconic tournaments excellent coverage across our two UK TV channels, and fans can follow regular news and results at Eurosport’s leading sports website."
Dave Kerr, Eurosport UK's director of broadcast, added: "The US PGA Tour is a great sports series and we are delighted that we can bring the live coverage to a wider audience of golf fans than ever before.
"With the retention of Moto GP, the recent acquisition of British Superbikes and now the arrival of US PGA Golf, our channels are becoming more and more attractive and exciting to UK viewers and we look forward to welcoming golf fans to a channel that has long been a destination for passionate fans of our other major sports."
Coverage has already begun with the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, which runs until June 28.