Tata Communications look at the broadcasting success of their work with the European Tour and the technology behind it with the help of Michael Cole, the European Tour’s Chief Technology Officer.
Michael Cole, Chief Technology Officer Of The PGA European Tour: “Golf is undergoing something of a transformation in terms of broadcasting. The wider perception is that it’s old-fashioned, and fixed in traditional media. But, unlike many other global sports organisations, we are actually in the unique position of having seen our audience increase in recent times.
Now this could be down to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games – it helped golf connect with new audiences who had never watched before. We’re talking more than three billion people worldwide. The knock-on effect is huge. But, also a large part of this can also be attributed to the European Tour’s desire to lead the transformation of the sport by putting content at the centre of our operations.”