The Open, 1898 - Present

+ ARCHIVE + NEWS ACCESS

The Open Archive is a unique collection of over 1,900 hours of footage and programming dating back to 1898. Events within The Open Archive include: The Open Championship, the Amateur Championship, the Boys Amateur Championship and the Walker Cup. Staged by The R&A.

News Access

NEWS ACCESS - The Open 2022, please contact IMG for details

DATE 14th July 2022 – 17th July 2022
EVENT WEBSITE https://www.theopen.com/
RIGHTS AVAILABLE No more than two minutes footage per bulletin
TERRITORY World (excluding UK and Eire)
USAGE / PERIOD Only to be aired in regularly scheduled (non-sponsored) Television news bulletins only for a maximum of 24 hours from the end of that day’s play. Press Access: The R&A’s accreditation terms are available via the website via, https://www.theopen.com/media-centre
ONSITE ACCESS Review on a case by case basis
CONSENT ACCESS Access via the Virtual Media Centre where access is approved by The R&A.
PAYMENT POLICY The R&A operates a “no payment, no pictures” policy for all News Access License Agreements. All invoices need to be paid by the agreed due date ahead of the first stage.
About
Footage
Programming
Rights available *
Footage
All Media
Programming
All Media
Territory
Footage
Worldwide
Programming
Worldwide
Restrictions
Footage
See 'Other Information'
Programming
Period
Footage
<10 Years
Programming
<10 Years
Hours
Footage
1600+
Programming
300+

Other Information: International Sound cleared for all footage/programming.

Earliest footage from 1898 (Park v Fernie match) can only be licensed in the UK and Ireland.

*All footage/programming is licensed on a non-exclusive basis and subject to final approval.

The Open is golf’s original championship. Played since 1860 on iconic links golf courses, it is the sport’s most international Major Championship with qualifying events on every continent. For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous Claret Jug trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by millions of fans.

Staged by The R&A, The Open delivers an annual economic benefit of up to £100 million to its host region, while the Championship’s commercial success supports the development of the game, worldwide.