Sky Sport pens new partnership with The New Zealand Open

New Zealand’s premier golfing event, The New Zealand Open has announced a new long-term partnership with Sky Sport.

Sky Sport has backed the New Zealand Open as its broadcast partner since the tournament’s move to Queenstown eight years ago.

New Zealand Open Tournament Chairman John Hart expressed excitement about the extension, with the Sky Sport team bolstering its support and investment in the future of the tournament.

Hart emphasised: “It’s pleasing to have such an iconic New Zealand company providing support for our tournament.

“Sky have been there from the start of our involvement with the event, and to now see them grow their part in the tournament is both reassuring and gratifying.

“This commitment from Sky allows us to continue planning for a positive long-term future for the tournament, as we strive to become one of the world’s pre-eminent Pro-Am events.”

Sky Chief Executive Martin Stewart added: “Sky has been broadcasting this special event for a number of years. It’s been fantastic to see how this tournament has grown into one of the leading events in the country in that time. We’re looking forward to continuing to work closely with the team at the New Zealand Open and its partners to take it to the next level.”

The tournament will now be known as The New Zealand Open, Presented by Sky Sport.

It follows Sky Sport’s acquisition of the rights for New Zealand rugby matches, as part of a deal that runs up until 2025, as the platform continues to strengthen its positions as a leader in sports broadcasting in the region.

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