Discovery Acquires Golf Channel Latin America

Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates - 18th green to win during the final round - Getty-H 2019
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The acquisition expands Discovery’s global, multiplatform golf business reaching more than 10 million pay TV subscribers across 17 regional markets.

Discovery on Tuesday announced it has acquired Latin American Golf, which operates Golf Channel Latin America, a 24-hour pay TV channel from Simple Networks and Fornaluz Productions, an affiliate of Inversiones Bahia.

The deal will expand Discovery’s global golf media business in the Latin American market, adding a growing multiplatform golf destination reaching more than 10 million pay TV subscribers across 17 regional markets, according to Discovery's press release.

Originally launched in 2006, Golf Channel Latin America offers fans a wide range of premium golf content and coverage of PGA Tour tournaments, including more than 36 exclusive live events. On television, the network is currently available through the premier pay TV operators in 17 countries.

The acquisition will boost Discovery’s golf ecosystem, adding Golf Channel Latin America to a global portfolio that includes GOLFTV powered by PGA Tour, media brand Golf Digest and an exclusive global content partnership with Tiger Woods.

Discovery first unveiled the GOLFTV brand in October last year with the live and on-demand international video-streaming service launched globally (outside of the U.S.) in January. During 2019, GOLFTV’s offerings in the region include full live streaming of the European Tour and select PGA Tour coverage and programming — such as live Feature Group and Feature Hole — each week, as well as premium on-demand content like the exclusive original series My Game: Tiger Woods, shot with the 15-time major champion.