NBC Sports Drives Long-Term Ryder Cup DealProgrammer Will Air Biennial Event, Senior PGA Championship through 2030 10/10/2013 5:05 PM Eastern
NBC Sports Group has reached a long-term extension with the PGA of America that will see the Ryder Cup stay on the broadcast network through 2030.
The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, tees off in 2015 and calls for coverage of eight more of the biennial events, which NBC has been televising since 1991, and related programming on Golf Channel. The agreement also includes all-language and simultaneous streaming rights.
The pact encompasses a wave of new programming, including regular Ryder Cup preview shows, vignettes, features, reports and points updates on NBC and Golf Channel; a Ryder Cup documentary series on both networks; live coverage of practice rounds (for the first time ever) and the Ryder Cup captain selection show on Golf Channel; and new Ryder Cup highlight programming on Telemundo and Mun2 to expand Hispanic viewership opportunities.
The pact, which comes two months after NBC lost the rights to the U.S. Open to Fox, also gives the programmer continued rights to the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, which will air live on Golf Channel on weekdays and weekends on NBC through 2030.
Additionally, Golf Channel will continue live coverage of all four rounds of the PGA Professional National Championship.