The European Tour and French TV company CANAL+ have agreed a long-term partnership extension, ensuring that CANAL+ remains the exclusive home of European Tour golf in France.
The new agreement extends a relationship that stretches back over 20 years and will see tournaments such as the Rolex Series and World Golf Championships broadcast on CANAL+ channels and associated digital platforms.
The majority of live broadcasts will be shown on golf specific channel Golf+, with select coverage available on wider CANAL+ sports channels.
The agreement also includes coverage of the Ryder Cup, and will include select free-to-air coverage following the success of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris.
Rufus Hack, European Tour Co-Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of European Tour Productions, said: “The European Tour has enjoyed an outstanding relationship with CANAL+ for more than 20 years and we are delighted to further extend our partnership. CANAL+ are a partner who share our passion and vision to create world class golf content and bring that into the homes of our fans not only in France but across the world.”
He added: “We were proud to share the huge success of The 2018 Ryder Cup in their home country with CANAL+ and we look forward to moving forward with them as one of our key broadcast partners. It is a measure of the strength of the European Tour product when such important partners want to extend their agreements with us on a long-term basis.”
Thierry Cheleman, CANAL+ Sports Director, said: “CANAL+ is glad to pursue its long-running and successful partnership with European Tour. This partnership, which includes The Ryder Cup and World Golf Championships, once again shows the quality of the CANAL+ golf offering. We know how faithful golf fans can be and we are dedicated to giving them the best editorial content, thanks to our talented golf journalists and our famous experts, such as Thomas Levet and Jean Van de Velde.”