The PGA TOUR, Discovery and TAP DMV, the Philippines’ leading sports media distribution company, have today announced a new agreement that will see TAP DMV’s new linear television channel, PREMIER SPORTS 2, and its OTT platform, TAP GO, present live coverage of the PGA TOUR in the country throughout 2022.
Fans will be able to watch their favorite players, enjoy the best live action from all the biggest events on the PGA TOUR and follow countless storylines from over 30 tournaments. Live coverage begins when the PGA TOUR tees off 2022 this week with the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course in Hawaii (January 7-10, 2022, PH Time) with a $8 million purse.
The move follows a new agreement with Discovery under its long-term strategic alliance with the PGA TOUR to collaborate on the optimization of its international rights and distribution.
“The PGA TOUR and Discovery continue to look for opportunities to further grow the TOUR’s international audience around the world. Partnerships with the best and most innovative broadcast partners are key in this regard, so we are particularly looking forward to live PGA TOUR action coming to the Philippines with Premier Sports 2 and TapGo,” said Thierry Pascal, Senior Vice President, International Media at the PGA
TOUR. “We look forward to providing more live coverage than ever before for all the passionate golf fans across the Philippines.”
Gonzalo “Bogie” De Guia, Chief Technology Officer of TAPDMV, said: “We are very excited to bring the Filipino golf fan regular live action of the best players and so many of the greatest tournaments in the world that the PGA TOUR offer. Our 2022 lineup for Premier Sports 2 and TapGo will feature the very best coverage from the PGA TOUR starting this weekend. We can’t wait to get started.”
Highlights looking ahead to the PGA TOUR schedule in 2022 include:
- Several of the exciting changes in this year’s calendar including:
- The Farmers Insurance Open concluding with a Saturday finish
- The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Waste Management Phoenix Open switching spots in the calendar.
- The Genesis Scottish Open – for the first time – being co-sanctioned by the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour with players from both tours earning FedExCup points and DP World Tour Ranking points at the tournament.
- The World Golf Championships (WGC) will feature the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in March and the WGC-HSBC Champions in October.
- The FedEx St. Jude Championship will be the first of three FedExCup Playoffs events this summer, while the Mexico Open becomes a regular full-field fixture on the PGA TOUR schedule.
- The PGA TOUR will make its first visit to the American State of Delaware with the BMW Championship played at Wilmington Country Club’s South Course.
The Presidents Cup will be played at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. which means the Wells Fargo Championship will be contested at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Maryland.
All these and more will be played right up to the season-ending FedExCup Playoffs in August.
PREMIER SPORTS 2 will be available with over 100 local cable providers, led by Cignal TV and SkyCable. For more information about the channel, log on to www.tapdmv.com.
Fans can subscribe to the PGA TOUR on TAP GO for just PHP599.00/month through the TAP GO PREMIUM PLUS subscription package. To subscribe, fans can simply log on to www.tapgo.tv or download the TAP GO app on IOS and Android.
About PGA TOUR
By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide.
The PGA TOUR, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, co-sanctions tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and Forme Tour. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 28 countries and territories outside the United States (90 international members). The PGA TOUR has long-term domestic distribution partnerships for broadcast coverage on CBS, NBC and Golf Channel and video streaming service on ESPN+. Internationally, PGA TOUR coverage is available across 200+ countries and territories in 27 languages via 43 local broadcast partners, in addition to the digital streaming service platform GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving, and to date, tournaments across all Tours have generated more than $3.2 billion.
Fans can follow the PGA TOUR on PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, on the PGA TOUR app and on social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram (in English, Spanish and Korean), LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, WeChat, Weibo, Toutiao, Douyin and LINE.
About TAP DMV:
TAP DMV (TAP Digital Media Ventures Corp.) is a sports and entertainment media company based in the Philippines which owns and operates content services and products made available through carriage with MVPDs and through its wholly owned Direct To Consumers (D2C) platform.
The branded linear services of Tap are exclusive homes to some of the world’s most popular sports and entertainment properties showcased through its eight (8) linear channels: Tap Sports, Tap Edge, Tap TV, Premier Football, Premier Sports, Premier Sports 2, Tap Movies and Tap Action Flix.
TAP Go, is an OTT streaming platform that provides consumers free access to selected Tap channels/ programs and other third party services that are Ad-supported as well as purchase premium content through various payment options. The app is available on iOS and Android.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
Contact for TAP DMV:
+63 967 2364736