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Media Release: TVNZ bringing live PGA, LPGA and European Tour golf to Freeview this Friday.

27 August 2015

 

 

TVNZ is bringing live coverage of the first two rounds of the PGA, LPGA and European Tours to Freeview from this Friday.

Free-to-air live coverage of nine tournaments will run on TVNZ’s Freeview pop-up channel through until the end of October. Highlights packages will also be screened on TV One and TVNZ OnDemand.

TVNZ Director of Content Jeff Latch says this live golf coverage is an exciting extension to an earlier golf deal TVNZ had with Lightbox Sport.

“TVNZ and Lightbox Sport brought the PGA and LPGA back to free-to-air television earlier this year with highlights coverage of a number of tournaments, we’re very pleased to be able to extend this to live coverage.”

TVNZ has the rights to the first two rounds of the PGA, LPGA and European Tours with the remainder of each tournament available through Lightbox Sport.

Lightbox Sport CEO Tim Martin says delivering a free-to-air component of the PGA Tour, LPGA and European Tours was a promise made at the time of announcing their exclusive rights to the tours.

“Kiwi’s love their sport and golf is no exception.  We think people will really appreciate being able to get a free-to-air taster of what’s available on PGA TOUR LIVE.”

The Freeview pop-up channel 15 is available on all Freeview platforms; Freeview, Freeviewplus and Freeview Satellite.

ENDS.

Photo: Lydia Ko, (Getty Images). 

 

FULL SCHEDULE

Fri 28 Aug & Sat 29 Aug 0600 -1000 Barclays Championship - PGA Tour 

Sat 5 Sept & Sun 6 Sept 0630 -1030 Deutsche Bank Championship - PGA Tour 

Thurs 11 Sept & Fri 12 Sept 2100 - 2400 /0130 - 0430 The Evian Championship - LPGA 

Fri 18 Sept & Sat 19 Sept 0700 - 1100 BMW Championship - PGA Tour 

Fri 26 Sept & Sat 27 Sept 0500 – 1000 Tour Championship - PGA Tour 

Thurs 2 Oct & Fri 3 Oct 0100 - 0500 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship - European Tour 

Thurs 8 Oct & Fri 9 Oct Day 1: 1600 - 2000 Day 2: 1630 - 2030 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia - LPGA 

Thurs 15 Oct & Fri 16 Oct TBC Portugal Masters - European Tour 

Thurs 29 Oct & Fri 30 Oct 1700 - 2100 Blue Bay - LPGA 

 

Lenska Papich | Communications Manager
Lenska.papich@tvnz.co.nz | 021 410 496


 

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