Sky Sports Will Show First Day of the Open Championship for Free

The British pay-TV broadcaster has just acquired the life rights to golf’s oldest event from the BBC last year.

With Thursday’s broadcast, Sky Sports is making the amounts opening available on their website as well as to anyone with access to their NOW TV platform.

Open-ChampionshipTo celebrate their debut as the Open Championship hoster this year, Sky Sports will broadcast the entire first day of the tournament for free.

This move by the pay-TV broadcaster is ending more than six decades of live coverage of the tournament by the BBC. This is also the first time that the open championship is being placed behind a paywall.

For the events upcoming on Thursday, those interested can obtain a free pass. The tournament starts at 6:35 AM. Sky sports has also set a mile stone for being the first TV broadcaster in the United Kingdom covering the opening tee shot of the open live on TV.

Together with the opening of the tournament, the broadcaster will also launch their new sky sports the open channel which will replace sky sports one HD.