By Evan DeSimone
Launching today, PGA Tour Live is the latest sports focused platform to enter the streaming space offering streaming coverage of all PGA events including many events that have historically not been televised.
Priced at $4.99 a month, the new streaming service bows with coverage of the Quicken Loans National kicking off today in Gainesville, Virginia. For committed golf enthusiasts, the service will be a game changer as it will stream the early morning rounds of the tournament on Thursday and Friday which, in the past, have not made it to television.
PGA Live subscribers will receive full coverage of seven more tournaments as the current PGA season closes out and then an annual program of 30 regular PGA events. The new service is available on iOS mobile devices including Apple TV and can comes with a one-week free trial.
This isn’t the PGA’s first digital endeavor. Back in February, the associated teamed with Bedrocket to launch a golf focused digital video network called SkratchTV. Skratch relied mostly on archival footage from the PGA’s long history of golf events and promised fans a steady stream of golf releated content. As the name implies, PGA Live will deliver only live coverage of tournaments and competitive events.