NBCUniversal’s Acquisition Of United States Golf Association’s Media Rights


Proskauer Rose acted for the United States Golf Association (USGA) in the transfer of its media rights from FOX Sports to NBCUniversal.

NBCUniversal acquired the remainder of FOX Sports’ agreement with the USGA, which includes rights to the United States Open Championship, the United States Women’s Open Championship, the United States Senior Open Championship and various other USGA championships through 2026. Proskauer previously represented the USGA in its original media rights agreement with FOX Sports.

NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

The Proskauer team of lawyers advising USGA included Frank Saviano (Corporate, Sports; Picture) and associate Benjamin Freeman (Corporate, Sports).

Involved fees earner: Benjamin Freeman – Proskauer Rose LLP; Frank Saviano – Proskauer Rose LLP;

Law Firms: Proskauer Rose LLP;

Clients: NBCUniversal, Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti