BOSTON, Sept 1 The PGA Tour announced
on Thursday a new nine-year television
deal with the CBS and NBC networks which will take effect from
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem declined to give an exact
figure for the deal but said it marked an increase in revenue.
CBS will continue its current broadcast television package,
an average of 20 tournaments a year, while NBC will continue to
televise an average 10 events a year.
"We are absolutely delighted to announce these new long-term
agreements with two terrific broadcast partners in CBS and NBC,
which secure our television rights for the next decade. Our
partnership with all our broadcast partners will provide
continuity for our fans throughout the regular season and
playoffs," said Finchem.
The PGA tour also has an exclusive 15-year cable deal in
place with the Golf Channel that began in 2007.
(Reporting by Simon Evans in Miami; Editing by John
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