GOLFTV had earlier informed us that they will be rolling out their services in the Indian market by the start of 2022, well there is an exciting news about the same. GOLFTV, has announced to start their broadcasting services in India by end of February 2019, a full three years before the scheduled time.
A tweet from GOLFTV’s Twitter handle – @GOLFTV on February 13th announced live coverage of European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship January16-19. GOLFTV’s tweet also mentions Featured holes and Featured groups broadcast with Desert Classic (the same week) and viewers have to wait for a whole next month to see full coverage of PGA TOUR tournaments.
GOLFTV in November, 2018, had signed 80-time PGA TOUR winner and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods, as part of their strategic partnership for exclusive content.
Among the plans, Woods and GOLFTV are collaborating to develop:
• Weekly practice and instructional videos to improve your game;
• Exclusive access into Tiger’s preparation routines;
• Behind-the-scenes access before and after PGA TOUR rounds;
• Unique and exclusive post-round commentary.
GOLFTV Subscription Options
GOLFTV Pro Pass
GOLFTV Pro Pass gives you select coverage of Featured Groups (following two concurrent, high-profile groups throughout their 18-hole rounds) and Featured Holes (live coverage of all the play at the event’s most iconic holes) of every PGA TOUR event.
Highlights from every PGA TOUR round and event, on-demand.
PGA TOUR Archive – Access an on-demand video library of PGA TOUR footage and player and course documentaries.
Customised Highlights – pick from a list of players and shots and receive a customised daily playlist of your favourites.
GOLFTV Live Pass
GOLFTV Live Pass enables viewer to watch select coverage of Featured Groups and all other features of a Pro Pass, except, access to PGA TOUR archive and customised highlights.
Discovery and the PGA signed a $2 billion pact earlier this year that will run for 12 years. It encompasses 2,000 hours of live action from the PGA Tour, including live coverage from the main PGA Tour events, and almost 150 tournaments in all, including the Players Championship, the FedExCup Playoffs and the Presidents Cup.
The ambitious plans for golf follows Discovery’s big move into the Olympics in 2015, when it snagged European rights to the Games between 2018 and 2024 for about $1.4 billion. It then sub-licensed those rights to partners throughout Europe. The new Discovery-PGA partnership will manage the linear and multi-platform PGA Tour rights outside the U.S. in a similar manner.
GOLFTV will replace the PGA Tour Live streaming service in international markets.