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Ryder Cup record-breaking figures for Sky Go

October 8, 2012

Sky Sports coverage of the 2012 Ryder Cup attracted record levels of online and mobile viewing to Sky’s multiplatform TV service Sky Go.

Alongside the live HD and 3D coverage on Sky Sports, which reached almost 5 million TV viewers during the course of the tournament, a record-breaking 700,000 Sky customers followed the live action through Sky Go, which is available to Sky TV customers free of charge on a range of Internet-connected devices including iPad, iPhone and selected Android smartphones.

As Team Europe completed their comeback on Sunday evening, a peak audience of more than 200,000 were watching online or on mobile through the service.

Alongside the hundreds of thousands of Sky customers using Sky Go to watch live coverage, more than 900,000 visitors also came to the Sky Sports website and mobile phone apps to keep up to date with the latest news from the tournament. Additionally, 174,000 Sky customers accessed the interactive coverage of the tournament through the red button on their Sky+HD box.

Sky has already confirmed that it will be the host broadcaster for the next three Ryder Cup competitions, at Gleneagles in 2014, Minnesota in 2016 and Paris in 2018.

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