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Peacock to Stream Entire Open Championship, Including NBC & Golf Channel Coverage

Jason Gurwin

It just got a little easier to stream the 149th Open Championship at Royal St. George’s. NBCU announced that The British Open, which starts tomorrow, will see the entire event streamed on Peacock. In addition to simulcasting coverage on NBC and Golf Channel, they will stream 8 hours of exclusive coverage as well.

To stream the Open Championship, customers will need Peacock Premium, which costs $4.99 a month (or free to Comcast or Cox Internet subscribers).

Featured groups and holes coverage will also be shown live on Peacock. They will showcase two morning groups and two afternoon groups each day of the Championship. There will also be a featured holes feed highlighting holes 14, 15 and 16.

During the first two rounds, Peacock will stream from 1:30am to 4pm ET, simulcasting coverage with Golf Channel between 4am-3pm. They will have exclusive coverage from 1:30am - 4am ET, 3-4pm ET. Then, in the final two rounds, they will simulcast Golf Channel and NBC coverage which starts at 5am during Round 3 and 4am during the Final Round.

Peacock Open Championship Schedule

Peacock Peacock & Golf Channel Peacock & NBC Stream Link
Thursday, July 15 Round 1 1:30am - 4am; 3-4pm 4am-3pm Stream Now
Friday, July 16 Round 2 1:30am - 4am; 3-4pm 4am-3pm Stream Now
Saturday, July 17 Round 3 5am-7am 7am-3pm Stream Now
Sunday, July 18 Round 4 4am-7am 7am-2pm Stream Now

This comes as part of a big push to drive sports fans to Peacock ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Earlier this month, Peacock streamed the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals and Final to Premium customers.

Peacock will also feature live coverage of some of the biggest events of the Summer Games — including gymnastics, track & field, and the US Men’s Basketball Team. The streamer will also showcase daily live shows, original programming, Olympic channels, full-event replays, and curated highlights of NBC Olympics coverage.

Peacock

Peacock is a subscription video streaming service from NBCUniversal that gives access to up to 15,000 hours of content including original shows, blockbuster movies, and classic television series.

It will include news, entertainment, sports, late-night, and reality from various NBCU properties including NBC, Bravo, and E!.

Just like other streaming services, Peacock will have their own original series including reboots of Save By The Bell, Punky Brewster, and Battlestar Galactica. They also have shows like Rutherford Falls (Ed Helms), Dr. Death (Alec Baldwin), and a behind-the-scenes docs-series about Saturday Night Live.

The company has acquired the rights to many classic shows like the entire Dick Wolf library including Law & Order and Chicago Fire, Parks and Recreation, and The Office.

The service will also feature blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and content acquired from Hollywood’s biggest studios.

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