LIV Golf bosses could offer live TV rights to UK broadcasters for FREE.
That’s according to the latest report about the Saudi-funded enterprise as it prepares to start its second season next month.
The Daily Mail is claiming that the new tour failed to secure an agreement for 2023 following a round of negotiations last month with broadcasters including Sky Sports, BT Sport and DAZN.
Sky Sports is the exclusive live broadcaster of PGA Tour events in the UK and Ireland. Last June, it extended its deal with the circuit, which includes airing a minimum of 36 events per year.
BT Sport, meantime, is understood to be more closely aligned with Warner Bros, another major PGA Tour partner.
With Amazon and Disney also reported to have passed, the Daily Mail claims that the Greg Norman-fronted body is now open to the prospect of giving away the rights free of charge.
If true, this is undoubtedly another major blow to LIV, which saw its chief operating officer Atul Khosla depart shortly before Christmas.
Whilst the tour has a number of TV deals in place in countries around the world – for example, ServusTV in Germany and Austria, Eleven Sports in Italy,…