PGA of America agrees to 11-year deal with CBS, ESPN

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As a part of a brand new 11-year settlement, the PGA Championship will stay with CBS Sports activities and decide up a strong accomplice in ESPN for weekday rounds starting in 2020, it was introduced Wednesday.

The networks will mix to ship 175 hours of protection throughout broadcast, cable and digital platforms.

Monetary phrases of the deal introduced Wednesday weren’t disclosed, although it was clear the PGA Championship is extra engaging held in Could than in August.

The settlement begins in 2020, when the PGA Championship is performed at Harding Park in San Francisco. CBS Sports activities will present a further hour on Saturday and Sunday. ESPN plans to make use of its direct-to-consumer ESPN+ to offer protection of all 72 holes.

“This settlement goes to be nice for golf followers and is important for ESPN and ESPN+,” ESPN Government Vice President Burke Magnus mentioned. “The PGA will bolster ESPN’s various assortment of huge occasions and ship one other world-class competitors to the ESPN+ platform and its rising viewers. We stay up for working with the PGA of America to assist enhance the game’s recognition.”

The deal additionally offers CBS and ESPN, which broadcast the Masters, the primary two majors of the 12 months.

The PGA Championship made its cable tv debut with ESPN in 1982 and ’83 and once more was broadcast by the community from 1985-90.

“For almost a half-century, CBS Sports activities has been a significant member of the PGA of America prolonged household whereas delivering our main championship to golf followers throughout the nation,” PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh mentioned. “We’re additionally thrilled to accomplice with ESPN and join with sports activities followers by way of the attain of the ESPN networks.

“The PGA is a significant synonymous with historic moments that resonate with golf followers in every single place. As we transfer this iconic championship to Could, we’re extraordinarily excited that CBS and ESPN will current the very best high quality product with the state-of-the-art know-how by way of a broadcast crew that shares our mission to develop the game of golf.”

ESPN+ can even carry observe spherical protection on the three days main as much as the event in addition to press conferences and a stay feed from the driving vary.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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