Sky secures The Open until 2024


Sky Sports will continue to show The Open Golf Championship until 2024, following a new deal being struck between Sky and The R&A.

The Open, golf’s original championship and the only men’s Major Championship played outside of the United States, will form part of a comprehensive schedule of live golf shown by Sky Sports, including more than 100 tournaments in 2019 with all four men’s Majors, all five women’s Majors and the Solheim Cup.

The deal extends Sky's coverage for another three years on top of the previous rights deal. The agreement also covers the AIG Women’s British Open and the Senior Open presented by Rolex as well as The R&A’s prestigious amateur events including The Amateur and Women’s Amateur championships, the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup.

Sky Sports Managing Director Rob Webster said:
The Open is an iconic moment of summer sporting brilliance and over the past three years Sky Sports has elevated the coverage to new heights. We’re delighted to continue our partnership with The R&A until 2024. We respect the history and traditions of The Open but know that together we can keep finding new and innovative ways to help tell its stories.

Sky Sports first broadcast The Open in 2016 from Royal Troon, after the BBC ended its long-running free-to-air broadcast arrangement.

  • Sky Sports customers can enjoy live coverage in HD via Sky Q, while Now TV lets viewers watch live Open coverage to anyone with a connected device. 
  • Sky Sports is also broadcast on Virgin Media, TalkTalk TV (SD only) and is expected to commence a full service on BT TV in the coming weeks.