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ASIAN TOUR TELEVISION BEAMS INTO CHINA

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ASIAN TOUR TELEVISION BEAMS INTO CHINA

 

Sentosa: Television viewers in China will be able to catch the best of Asian golf after an agreement was reached to air all Asian Tour live tournaments, highlights and magazine shows on CCTV Golf & Tennis Channel and Guangdong Golf Channel.

 

This agreement will be well received by golf enthusiast in China as the Chinese have a strong presence on the Asian Tour.

Chinese touring professionals such as Zhang Lian-wei and Liang Wen-chong have stamped their mark on the Asian Tour with five and two wins respectively while Liang was China’s first ever Asian Tour number one when he won the Order of Merit in 2007.

 

Last season, Wu Ashun also established himself on the Asian Tour by finishing 44th on the Order of Merit with three impressive top-10s.

 

From between 2004 to 2007, six tournaments sanctioned by the Asian Tour were played annually in China while five were sanctioned in 2008 which were co-sanctioned and full field events. This contributed towards a cumulative prize fund of US$45 million which helped to grow the sport and the careers of Chinese golfers.

 

Asian Tour’s Eric Lynge, Senior Director, Commercial and TV, is delighted to welcome these broadcasters to the Asian Tour’s stable of television broadcast partners.

 

“The Asian Tour has played a pivotal role in growing the game of golf and the careers of Chinese golfers over the past few years. As the standard of competition rises, we look forward to giving all golf fans the opportunity to watch their favourite Chinese players compete against the best on the Asian Tour,” said Lynge.

 

“Our association with the Asian Tour will showcase the best of Asian golf to our Chinese golf fans. Golf in Asia is on the rise today and we’re confident that our viewers will be able to enjoy Asian golf of the highest standards,” said Shan Ming, Director of CCTV Golf & Tennis Channel.

 

“This partnership with the Asian Tour will allow our viewers to watch Asia’s best golfers in action and we welcome this new addition to our already high-quality programming network,” said Tracy Sun, International Vice President, Guangdong Golf Channel. The Asian Tour is distributed globally by IMG Worldwide, the premier sports, entertainment and media company.


As the Asian Tour's representative, IMG has also just signed up broadcast deals with ESPN STAR Sports in India, Sportscast in Chinese Taipei, StarHub in Singapore, ABS-CBN in the Philippines and Fox International in the Middle East. 

Broadcast agreements with the Asian Tour have also been reached with Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, Viasat, the leading broadcaster for golf in Scandinavia, SportTV, a dominant subscription television sports brand in Portugal and Fox Sports in Australia. 

The Asian Tour Television platform has evolved significantly and coverage of Asian Tour events is now aired in over 40 countries globally.

 

Asian Tour Television is produced in-house and distribution is managed by the Asian Tour which is the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia and is the only player-led organisation in the region.

 

Asian Tour Television broadcasters

China

Guangdong Golf Channel, CCTV

Hong Kong

PCCW

India

ESPN Star Sports

Korea

J Golf

Philippines

ABS-CBN

Singapore

StarHub

Malaysia

Astro

Chinese Taipei

Sportscast

Thailand

Truevision

United Kingdom

Sky Sports

Portugal

SportTV

Australia

Fox Sports

Scandinavia

Viasat

Middle East

Fox International

Spain

Canal+

Balkans

Iko Balkan


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