Peacock Adds U.S. Open Golf to Sports Portfolio

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The NBCUniversal streamer will offer live coverage of the championship in September.

Peacock is further bulking up its live sports offerings, joining NBC and Golf Channel in covering the U.S. Open golf championship in September.

The NBCUniversal-owned platform will stream two hours of live coverage for each day of the tournament, which is scheduled for Sept. 17-20. It will be part of some 45 hours of telecasts across the three outlets; the U.S. Open is returning to NBC Sports for the first time since 2014 under a seven-year rights deal with the U.S. Golf Association.

"It is with great pride that NBC Sports welcomes the return of the U.S. Open to our portfolio in partnership with the USGA, to further elevate their slate of championships," said NBC Sports Group president Pete Bevacqua. "Under a tight timeframe, our world-class production team is prepared to showcase the U.S. Open next month from famed Winged Foot Golf Club, capturing the drama of the world's best vying for this year's second major championship."

Peacock's U.S. Open content will also include featured holes and featured groups of players. The championship will be part of the service's free tier and will have the late window (5 to 7 p.m. ET) on the first day of play, followed by the earliest groups on the tee the remaining three days.

Peacock launched an NBC Sports channel on the service on Monday that will feature a lineup of talk shows, including Pro Football Talk, The Dan Patrick Show, The Rich Eisen Show and the soon to launch Brother From Another with Michael Holley and Michael Smith, the latter of whom has also signed a development deal with the streamer.