The agreement brings coverage of the European Tour and Ryder Cup to the streaming service from January 2019. In all 40 European Tour events will be available from January, including the Race to Dubai series, Rolex Series events, World Golf Championships, Golf Sixes and the Hero Challenge, and The European Challenge Tour and Staysure Tour.
Alex Kaplan, President and General Manager, Discovery Golf, said: “Welcoming the European Tour and The Ryder Cup into the GOLFTV world is a significant step in our journey to becoming a premier global destination for golf entertainment. To offer fans the chance to watch some of the biggest tournaments of the year week in and week out, featuring the world’s greatest players and their national heroes, is the perfect foundation of must-have content that fans can’t live without.”
The rights vary from territory to territory. Discovery has exclusive linear rights in Italy, Romania, Russia, Spain (sublicense agreed with Movistar+), Turkey; and digital streaming rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Portugal, Balkan countries, Eurasia, India, Latin America, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and a number of territories in Asia.