Seven has confirmed a new broadcasting deal for the Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, after TEN pulled out of its deal in June.
Seven will broadcast all four days of the tournament from 12pm to 5pm AEDT from 6th – 9th December, totalling 20 hours.
Seven Head of Sport Saul Shtein said: “Seven has a long and proud tradition of broadcasting golf and live sport. We look forward to once again showcasing the cream of Australian and international golf.”
Golf Australia CEO Stephen Pitt said, “We’re looking forward to an exciting Emirates Australian Open which will be broadcast into millions of homes across Australia on the Seven Network.
“The Emirates Australian Open holds a special place in the hearts of both Australian golfers and sports fans and we’re very pleased that the Seven Network supports our passion to showcase the best of international golf across the country.”
Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia said: “This announcement is a great result for Australian sports fans. The 2011 Emirates Australian Open was watched by a significant domestic and international television audience, and we look forward to working with Channel Seven to grow the tournament in 2012 and beyond.”