PGA Tour Live Launches Bigger & Better Package On NBC Sports Gold In 2019
The PGA TOUR and NBC Sports Group announced that PGA TOUR LIVE, the PGA TOUR's direct-to-consumer subscription video service that live streams extensive Featured Groups coverage of the best golfers in the world, has been enhanced and is now available for purchase in the United States on NBC Sports Gold, NBC Sports Group's direct-to-consumer live streaming product. PGA TOUR LIVE season passes are on sale now for an early-bird price of $49.99, available through the Desert Classic (Jan 17-20), while a monthly pass can be purchased for $9.99. After January 20, a season pass will cost $64.99.
In 2019, PGA TOUR LIVE will present the most robust service in its history, now with four days of live coverage from 27 PGA TOUR events, new 10-minute "Speed Round" recaps for Featured Groups players, expansive VOD content, and integrated scoring and statistics. It is also available on double the number of supported platforms vs. 2018.
"The demand and growth of PGA TOUR LIVE has been incredible since we launched in 2015," said Rick Anderson, Chief Media Officer of the PGA TOUR. "In 2019, we are thrilled to announce that our live coverage will be more robust, more accessible and significantly better for subscribers of PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold."
In 2019, fans can get the gift of an unprecedented amount of PGA TOUR coverage across more platforms than ever before," said Mike McCarley, President, Golf, NBC Sports Group. "Building upon years of partnership, NBC Sports and the PGA TOUR are enhancing PGA TOUR LIVE by more than doubling the live hours and number of platforms and expanding live coverage from two to four days. Fans will benefit from the addition of PGA TOUR LIVE to NBC Sports Gold."
A complement to the hundreds of hours of televised PGA TOUR programming,PGA TOUR LIVE will provide exclusive, live Featured Groups coverage during all four days from 27 PGA TOUR events, including THE PLAYERS and FedExCup Playoffs, after kicking off with Thursday-Friday coverage at the Desert Classic on January 17, 2019. New for 2019, PGA TOUR LIVE has expanded Featured Groups coverage on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning at approximately 9 a.m. ET and running until the start of the PGA TOUR's NBC and CBS coverage windows in the afternoon. Additionally, PGA TOUR LIVE will provide free Featured Holes coverage complementing NBC and CBS broadcasts every weekend.
Through NBC Sports Gold, PGA TOUR LIVE is now on more supported platforms than ever before. In addition to web, iOS, Android and Apple TV, the subscription service is available for the first time on Roku, Chromecast, and more. In July, the PGA TOUR and NBC Sports Group announced a multi-year digital partnership to carry PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. PGA TOUR Entertainment produces all live coverage for PGA TOUR LIVE.
PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold includes:
- Expanded, Live Featured Groups Coverage: including expanded Featured Groups coverage across four days at 27 PGA TOUR events;
- Integrated Statistical Feeds: users never have to leave the action with integrated live leaderboards and player scorecards;
- Speed Rounds: fans can get caught up on the day's action with new condensed rounds from each player in the Featured Groups coverage, allowing them to watch every shot in approximately 10 minutes;
- Event Recaps: watch an event recap in an hour-long cut down show that highlights the best of that week's tournament;
- Expanded Integrated Statistics and Scoring: viewers can explore stats at their fingertips while watching live coverage;
- Shot Tracing Technology: used for every hole on the golf course;
- Video On Demand: upon launch, PGA TOUR LIVE will be stocked with the following archival programming: 2018 PLAYERS Official Film; 2018 FedExCup Playoffs Official Film; and 2018 PGA TOUR Rewind of 16 tournaments.
PGA TOUR LIVE comprehensive 28-event calendar in 2019:
|Desert Classic||Stadium Course, La Quinta, CA||Jan 17-20*|
|Farmers Insurance Open||Torrey Pines GC, San Diego, CA||Jan 24-27|
|Waste Management Phoenix Open||TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ||Jan 31-Feb 3|
|AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am||Pebble Beach GL, Pebble Beach, CA||Feb 7-10|
|Genesis Open||Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, CA||Feb 14-17|
|WGC-Mexico Championship||Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico||Feb 21-24|
|The Honda Classic||PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, FL||Feb 28-Mar 3|
|Arnold Palmer Invitational||Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, FL||Mar 7-10|
|THE PLAYERS Championship||TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL||Mar 14-17|
|Valspar Championship||Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, FL||Mar 21-24|
|WGC-Dell Match Play||Austin Country Club, Austin, TX||Mar 27-31#|
|Valero Texas Open||TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, TX||Apr 4-7|
|RBC Heritage||Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head, SC||Apr 18-21|
|Zurich Classic of New Orleans||TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA||Apr 25-28|
|Wells FARGO Championship||Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC||May 2-5|
|AT&T Byron Nelson||Trinity Forest GC, Dallas, TX||May 9-12|
|Charles Schwab Challenge||Colonial CC, Fort Worth, TX||May 23-26|
|The Memorial Tournament||Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, OH||May 30-June 2|
|RBC Canadian Open||Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Hamilton, Canada||June 6-9|
|Travelers Championship||TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT||June 20-23|
|Rocket Mortgage Classic||Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI||June 27-30|
|3M Open||TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN||July 4-7|
|John Deere Classic||TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL||July 11-14|
|WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational||TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN||July 25-28|
|Wyndham Championship||Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC||Aug 1-4|
|THE NORTHERN TRUST**||Liberty National GC, Jersey City, NJ||Aug 8-11|
|BMW Championship**||Medinah CC, Medinah, IL||Aug 15-18|
|TOUR Championship**||East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA||Aug 22-25^|
*Only provides Featured Groups coverage on Thursday and Friday
#Provides Featured Groups coverage Wednesday-Saturday
^Featured Hole coverage only
** FedExCup Playoffs
ABOUT NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold is NBC Sports' direct-to-consumer live streaming product that provides sports fans with access to exclusive premium sports events and content, live and on-demand, at an affordable price. Launched in 2016 with a single cycling product, NBC Sports Gold currently offers 13 individual sports "passes" - eight domestic (PGA TOUR LIVE, Premier League, Cycling, Track & Field, Speed Skating, Rugby, Supercross, and Snow, consisting of seven Winter Olympic sports); two regional (Blazers and Philly); one international (Notre Dame Football); and two domestic and international (Figure Skating and Pro Motocross). In 2019, NBC Sports Gold will add INDYCAR and lacrosse. Among the premium events and content offered by NBC Sports Gold are 28 PGA TOUR events, including THE PLAYERS and FedExCup Playoffs; 150 Premier League matches; the Tour de France and many more prominent cycling races; USA Track & Field and IAAF Diamond League events; domestic and international FIGURE SKATING competitions; every Gallagher Premiership Rugby match; the entire 2018 LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP season; 700+ hours of seven Winter Olympic sports; and all NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL home games for international fans.