Golf Channel Drives for Green in Japanese Market

Deals put network programming on digital, linear TV platforms
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NBCUniversal International Distribution and the Golf Channel said they signed two new deals for distribution in Japan, which will host the 2020 Olympics.

One deal is with AbemaTV, a free, ad supported, over-the-top digital platform that recently launched a golf-specific stream. The golf stream will feature Golf Channel programming including coverage of the LPGA and the European Tour, as well as news and instructional shows such as Golf Central, the Golf Fixand Golf Channel Academy.

Golf Channel also made a deal with Wowow, a linear TV platform with 3 million subscribers.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

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