All LIV events were live streamed on YouTube in its inaugural year, but a month before its second season LIV secured a multi-year, revenue-sharing deal with the CW Network. According to ESPN, the CW will not pay the league for rights fees while LIV will not pay the network for airtime but continue to pay for production costs.
CW affiliates, as well as Nexstar owned and operated stations, in the U.S. will air all 14 events in every U.S. market. The jokes about teen dramas are funny, but this is a win for LIV and a chance to prove its product. Second- and third-round coverage on Saturday and Sunday will be broadcasted from 1-6 p.m. ET for all 14 events. Opening rounds on Friday will be available on the CW app as well as the cwtv.com website.
If fans want to watch the live action when LIV tees it up in time zones outside the U.S. – Australia, Singapore or Saudi Arabia, for example – live coverage will be available on the app.
On Friday, about two hours before the first balls were sent flying via the shotgun start, LIV announced a deal with GameTV as the national broadcaster of the league in Canada.
All three rounds of all 14 LIV events will be available live north of the border.
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