TSN Extend Broadcasting Rights Deal for Open Championship Golf
July 15, 2011
Canadian cable television broadcaster The Sports Network (TSN) has extended its agreement with golf’s ruling authority The R&A to remain as a broadcaster of The Open Championship until 2017.
TSN’s new deal includes all French-language broadcast rights and, in addition to its extensive television coverage, rights for live coverage on the network’s website, TSN.ca.
The site will have live streaming of every shot from holes 14, 15 and 16 for all four rounds, as well as daily highlights, interviews and other features.
Additionally, TSN Radio 1050 will have live coverage of the event.
Shawn Redmond, vice-president of programming, TSN, said: “With its rich history, challenging conditions and some of the most renowned links courses in the world, The Open Championship is definitely one of the highlights of the year for golf fans.
“We are delighted to extend our relationship with The R&A and give fans even more memorable moments from golf’s oldest major for the next six years.”
This year’s championships began yesterday (June 14) at the Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England.
The Open Championship is the second major international sporting event that TSN, partly-owned by ESPN, has secured long-term rights for this month. Last week, the network announced a 10-year rights agreement for Wimbledon tennis championships.