Eleven Sports broadcast its first day of golf on Thursday at the USPGA Championship
Social Media Rages Over Eleven Sports USPGA Championship Coverage
Eleven Sports have the rights to show this year’s USPGA Championship and it is safe to say it didn’t get off to the best of starts.
The company, who are streaming the year’s final major on their website, app and Facebook, began their free Facebook stream of round one and it wouldn’t work.
Instead, fans were shown adverts for the company’s other coverage like the Spanish football.
Eleven then took to Twitter to apologise:
They said, “Our sincerest apologies for the issues we are encountering with the feed from the US. We are working to resolve them as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.”
They then went on to explain the issues they encountered were also experienced by other broadcasters around the world.
The feed managed to eventually get up at around 2.20pm, 50 minutes later than scheduled.
Fans then complained of constant buffering once the stream eventually got up-and-running.
Once the featured groups coverage ended and the full coverage began, many took to social media to express their disappointment at the coverage which was fed in from the US.
Here is how social media reacted to the Eleven Sports USPGA Championship coverage from round one:
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Remember, Eleven Sports will be showing the first two rounds for free on Facebook and will then host the final two days’ play on their app and website.
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