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Sky Sports wins permission to cover 2014, 2016 and 2018 Ryder Cup

The next three Ryder Cups are to be televised by Sky.


Ofcom has given Sky permission to broadcast the 2014, 2016 and 2018 editions of the iconic Ryder Cup golf clash between Europe and the US.


Coverage of this year's event – set to run from 23 to 28 September – will be shown on Sky Sports 4, which is to be rebranded as Sky Sports Ryder Cup to mark the occasion.


The channel will offer over 330 hours of golf over a two-week period, incorporating 36 hours of exclusive live action from the competition at Gleneagles, plus preview shows, highlights, interviews and more.


Earlier this year, Sky Sports Managing Director Barney Francis promised: "There will be nowhere better for sports fans to enjoy the passion, drama and excitement of this incredible event."


As the Ryder Cup is classified as a Group B Listed Event, its exclusive live rights can be acquired by pay TV channels like Sky Sports 4 – provided sufficient efforts have been made to allow the general public to watch secondary coverage of the event.
To that end, the BBC has already secured the rights to show highlights of the Ryder Cup on BBC Two, while BBC Radio 5 live will also cover the event.



Source: Cable








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