Golf-Discovery, PGA Tour to launch video streaming platform

  • 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. 
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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. 

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.