Terms of Use


Access to the Ryder Cup News Service is for linear television broadcast reporting (i) for Rightsholders (being those parties with a broadcast agreement in place with PGA European Tour Productions Limited (“PGAETP”)); and (ii) only where pre-approved by the Ryder Cup News Service Team, Non-Rightsholders (being those parties without a broadcast agreement in place with PGAETP) in Europe only, subject always to the terms below (the “Terms”).  By accessing Content, users of the Ryder Cup News Service are deemed to accept these Terms. Except where specifically provided for in the Terms, non-linear / digital reporting is expressly excluded. Should non-linear / digital reporting be desired, please contact the Ryder Cup News Service Team with your request using the contact details set out below.

For the purposes of these Terms, “Content” shall refer to all audio-visual content which ETP elects to include (at its sole discretion) within the Ryder Cup News Service.


1.       Access to Content by Non-Rightsholders is for users pre-approved by the Ryder Cup News Service Team only and must at all times be in accordance with the Terms set out herein. Access may be withdrawn without notice or reason, at the discretion of ETP, including without limitation for the purposes of ensuring compliance with these terms.

 2.       Non-Rightsholders shall not, without limitation, be entitled to:

-        add any sponsorship, product placement, signs or other commercial credits in, on or around its broadcasts, transmissions and/or streaming of Content; and/or

-        enter into any sponsorship agreements for the broadcast, transmission and/or streaming of Content; and/or

-        place any advertising or other commercial message before, during or after the broadcast, transmission or streaming of Content, in such a manner as to imply an association or connection between any third party, or third party's products or services, and the Content; and/or

-        alter or add to Content so as to remove, change or obscure any advertising or other commercial messages appearing in the Content.

3.       Non-Rightsholders or news agencies may not make available, license or otherwise provide Content containing any match action (“Match Action Content”) to any third party without the prior written consent of ETP (which may be withheld at ETP’s sole discretion).

4.       Non-Rightsholders may only use Content in regularly scheduled bona fide linear television broadcast news programmes/bulletins (unless specifically otherwise pre-approved by ETP). Non-Rightsholders shall be entitled to use no more than 120 seconds of Match Action Content, as part of 300 seconds of total content featured per day, and shall not be used later than 48 hours from initial access.

The Such bona fide linear television broadcast may be simulcast on the Non-Rightsholder’s own website, provided such website is geo-secured to users within such Non-Rightsholder’s territory. Further, the Ryder Cup News Service Team may (without obligation) consider requests for sports news and/or news-bulletin featuring Content to be available on-demand on such website for a further period of no longer than 48 hours.

5.       Non-Rightsholders outside of Europe may not access, broadcast or otherwise exploit any Match Action Content without the prior written consent of the PGA of America.

6.       In addition, any Usage of Match Action Content by Non-Rightsholders in Europe shall be subject to the following:

-        In all events, such Match Action Content may not be broadcast until the day’s live coverage by the primary rightsholder in the relevant territory has concluded;.

-        Non-Rightsholders shall have no right to make any Match Action Content available in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland and, all match action is to be sourced directly from Sky Sports UK via the Sports News Access Code (SNAC) in such territories.

-        In the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Germany and Austria, Non-Rightsholders must seek the prior written e-approval of the relevant local primary rightsholder (being Sky UK in UK/Eire and; Sky Deutschland in Germany/Austria), who if they approve usage shall be entitled to impose their own restrictions, which will include a courtesy credit and restriction on seconds.

-        SNTV-Clients will have direct internal access to all files from the SNTV-Client-System.

7.       Digital Reporting: Footage from the media centre interview room and self-shot footage from other designated media filming areas (media pen on the practice range and media mixed zone and which must not include any match action/inside the ropes footage) must not exceed 120 seconds in total per day of the Event, to be made available on websites and/or mobile websites owned or controlled by the Applicant provided that all such content shall be removed from such websites/mobile websites by no later than 3rd October 2021.

8.       ETP reserves the right to modify and/or update these Terms at its discretion at any time and without liability.

9.       These Terms will be construed and enforced according to the laws of England and Wales.  Each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.




In order to broadcast from The Ryder Cup, the Applicant must complete the attached form and obtain prior consent and official accreditation from Ryder Cup Ltd, which, if granted, will be subject to these Radio News Terms & Conditions.


Any accreditation granted to Applicant under these Terms will only permit Applicant to make audio recordings for transmission by the radio stations specified in Applicant’s application form on the following conditions:

 (i) All radio reports must be retrospective;

 (ii) Radio reports may not exceed two minutes (inclusive of any interview clips) per hour on each radio station licensed hereunder;

 (iii) Unless The Ryder Cup’s prior written consent is obtained and (at Ryder Cup Ltd’s discretion) any additional fees agreed, Applicant shall not be entitled to carry out any live presenting at any location on-site at The Ryder Cup venue;

 (iv) Radio reports must be part of the radio station’s regularly scheduled news and/or sports bulletins;

 (v) Radio reports must only be heard on the internet as part of the radio’s live simulcast on its own website. There can be no on-demand or downloadable audio related solely to The Ryder Cup;

 (vi) Applicant must not attempt to interview any players outside of the Mixed Zone;

 (vii) No audio material recorded in the Mixed Zone should be used as stand alone segments on any website or other digital or mobile platform unless agreed in writing in advance with The Ryder Cup;

 (viii) Applicant will not be granted ‘inside the ropes’ access; and

 (ix) Applicant shall refer to the event as The Ryder Cup at all times in any radio reports made pursuant to these Terms.