U.S. Open Golf Goes Mobile


NBC Universal struck a deal with MobiTV to distribute live video programming from golf’s 2007 U.S. Open Championship and other NBC Sports content.

Coverage is set to begin Thursday when two-time U.S. Open champion Tiger Woods tees off at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa.

An NBC Sports channel distributed by MobiTV will also distribute content from tennis’ Wimbledon Championships at the All England tennis club in London and National Football League coverage this fall.

There will be other high-tech coverage of the U.S. Open this year, including interactive-TV channels being distributed by DirecTV and direct-broadcast satellite rival EchoStar Communications.