CBS Sports Extends PGA Championship Rights Deal Through 2019
CBS Sports has reached a new, eight-year agreement with The PGA of America to extend broadcast rights of the PGA Championship through 2019, which includes support of The PGA’s Centennial in 2016.
Each year, CBS Sports will produce five hours of HD coverage of each of the final two weekend Championship rounds. Additionally, CBS Sports will produce annual one-hour specials on The PGA of America and also the “Road to the PGA Championship” program, which highlights the behind-the-scenes stories of the 20 PGA Professionals participating in the Season’s Final Major. A promotional campaign highlighting The PGA’s Centennial Celebration will appear on CBS Sports during 2016.
“We are extremely pleased to extend our 20-year partnership with the PGA of America,” says CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus. “The PGA Championship is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, and we are thrilled to continue to broadcast this major championship on Network television. With this long-term extension, CBS Sports will maintain its leadership position as the premier Network of golf programming well into the future.”