The Open extends TV deal with Sky Sports until 2028

The R&A has confirmed coverage of The Open Championship will remain on Sky Sports until 2028.

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Tue, 23 Jan 2024
The Open extends TV deal with Sky Sports until 2028

The R&A and Sky Sports have extended their partnership for the award-winning live coverage of The Open, AIG Women's Open and elite amateur events through 2028.

The announcement continues a partnership which started in 2016 when The R&A's professional and amateur championships first featured as part of Sky Sports' comprehensive coverage of live golf, which includes the men's and women's major championships and tour events from around the world. 

Proceeds from the agreement will contribute towards The R&A's commitment to invest £200m in golf over ten years and support development of the sport internationally through its participation initiatives, governance activities, advocacy for sustainability and staging of inspirational golf championships.

Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A, said: "Our partnership with Sky Sports has enabled us to deliver outstanding live coverage of our championships to fans, as well as providing important revenues which support our broader activities to develop golf around the world and sustain the sport for current and future generations.

"The live broadcast continues to push boundaries and use technology to give viewers a deeper understanding and appreciation of the skill required by the world's best players and presents the drama and excitement of our championships in a dynamic and entertaining way. We look forward to continuing our work with Sky Sports over the next five years."

The agreement will see Sky Sports continue to provide coverage of The Open, AIG Women's Open and The R&A's amateur championships and international matches, including The Amateur Championship, The Women's Amateur Championship, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup.  
 
In 2016, Sky Sports won a BAFTA for its coverage of The 145th Open at Royal Troon across a dedicated channel, bringing fans every shot and great moments from the world-renowned championship. 
 
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