PGA Tour Inks New Deals With NBC, CBS Through 2021
Both broadcast networks will continue to air the tournaments with their current packages.
The PGA Tour has inked new nine-year deals with NBC and CBS, which were set to end in 2012, for broadcast rights through 2021.
The new agreements coincide with the remaining years of the PGA Tour's 15-year cable television deal with the Golf Channel, which began in 2007.
CBS will continue with its current package, airing an average of 20 tournaments through the life of the deal. NBC, on the other hand, will continue to air an average of 10 events each year.
The extensions will provide coverage on digital platforms and the Golf Channel to expand viewers' experience of the PGA Tour, including simulcast coverage of live tournament action on various websites, additional digital coverage of some tournaments and live complementary tournament coverage on Golf Channel, which will air with NBC's coverage.
Some plans will begin in 2012 and all will be taking place by 2013.
Financial terms of the new deals were not disclosed.