5 Dec 2014

Ko to go from Sky TV

11:39 am on 5 December 2014

Sky Television have lost more golf coverage, with the online-based provider Coliseum Sports Media winning the rights for the American LPGA Tour, which features the New Zealand star Lydia Ko.

Lydia Ko in Mexico City earlier this month.

Lydia Ko at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational tournament in Mexico City earlier this month. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

After winning the rights to show the men's PGA Tour off Sky earlier this year, they've now added the premier women's tour as well as the European Tour, the Ryder Cup, the USPGA Championship, the Asian Tour and the EurAsia Cup.

They will be streamed to a subscription-based service as part of a package which will cost about $200 for the season, while Coliseum's chief executive, Tim Martin, says they're working on a free to air component although the details have not yet been finalised.

He says he's hopeful a free-to-air broadcaster will pick up some live coverage of golf tournaments.

Ko won three times in her rookie professional season on the LPGA Tour, including the season-ending Tour Championship two weeks ago.

Coliseum also holds the rights to the English Premier League football and recently acquired the French Top 14 rugby competition.