Top Stories
Top Stories
Sports

Golf-Discovery, PGA Tour to launch video streaming platform

Key Points
  • The new service, GOLFTV, will launch on Jan. 1 outside the United States and will carry more than 2,000 hours of live action each year
  • Discovery and the PGA Tour said in June they were teaming up in a 12-year partnership to manage the PGA Tour's international multi-platform rights, including for TV.
Tiger Woods plays a tee shot during his singles match with Europe's Spanish golfer Jon Rahm on the third day of the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National Course at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, south-west of Paris, on September 30, 2018. 
Eric Feferberg | AFP | Getty Images

The PGA Tour and pay TV operator Discovery unveiled a live and on-demand video-streaming service on Monday that will allow golf fans access to nearly 150 tournaments annually.

The new service, GOLFTV, will launch on Jan. 1 outside the United States and will carry more than 2,000 hours of live action each year, including tournaments such as the Players Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Presidents Cup.

"Our long-term goal is to create a must-have experience that truly enhances the way global fans watch, play and engage with the game every day," Alex Kaplan, president and general manager of Discovery Golf, said in a statement.

Discovery and the PGA Tour said in June they were teaming up in a 12-year partnership to manage the PGA Tour's international multi-platform rights, including for TV. 

Next Article
Key Points
  • Sportsbooks brought in $24 million in revenue from Garden State bettors in September, with wagers placed online representing more than half of that total, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.
  • The amount bet nearly doubled to $184 million from $95.6 million in August.
  • Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill legalizing commercial sports betting in June following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn a federal ban on the practice, but New Jersey's sportsbooks grossed little more than $7 million in revenue over June and July.