FOX Sports framed a new deal with the Professional Bowlers Association in a multi-year, multi-platform move that will see the PBA bring its Go Bowling! PBA Tour to the company starting in 2019. The package will bring a substantial schedule of live PBA events to television, including prime time events and a new bracket-style, multi-week PBA Playoffs tournament that concludes with a PBA championship finale. In 2019, FOX Sports will carry four PBA Tour shows on FOX and 25 on FS1 in a series of two-hour telecasts. All programs will also be streamed on FOX Sports GO.
“The PBA has been searching for the best possible broadcast partner to serve our fans, players and the bowling industry, and we have determined that partner is FOX Sports,” said PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark. “We are particularly excited that the PBA Tour returns to broadcast television, where it started 56 years ago, with shows on FOX next year.”