The PGA Tour will continue with DIRECTV for another 5 years. In the new agreement/contract will include expanded weekend coverage of 4 PGA Tour tournaments each season for DIRECTV customers through the “PGA TOUR Experience,” beginning with this week’s Northern Trust Open.
This enhanced coverage includes exclusive features for DIRECTV viewers accessible through a four-in-one Mix Channel displaying:
- The CBS Sports network feed;
- “Launch Pad” a channel dedicated to analyzing golf’s most explosive shot – the long drive; The Launch Pad will feature the par-5 No. 17 at Riviera Country Club for the Northern Trust Open.
- “ShotLink® Channel” a data-intensive view of tournament competition;
- A “Follow-A-Group” channel that lets viewers follow select groups of players around the course.
In addition to weekend coverage of the Northern Trust Open, DIRECTV’s “PGA TOUR Experience” will also be available for the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson Championship (May 30-31), the Memorial presented by Nationwide (June 6-7) and The Barclays (August 29-30). This coverage is in addition to DIRECTV’s exclusive bonus coverage of the four major championships.