BBC to end live Open golf coverage a year early

The BBC has announced that from 2016 it will only be showing highlights of the The Open and not live coverage of the event.

The move will save the corporation approximately £10 million per year.  

Golf's governing body, the R&A, has awarded the contract to Sky Sports. The sports channel agreed to cover the live broadcast of The Open, a year earlier than expected. 

This week’s top TV: 7-13


The Queen’s Longest Reign: Elizabeth & Victoria



Longest-serving queen Victoria is set to be usurped by her great-great-granddaughter this week. Queen Elizabeth II will seize the accolade of longest-serving monarch in UK history on 9 September. To mark this major milestone, Sophie Raworth’s documentary pays tribute to the extraordinary lives of the two monarchs.