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Without your support, none of the great success we have enjoyed over the last three years would be possible. We are so grateful for your financial support of DGPtv through our LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP package.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP:
a. You will receive your own DGPtv Number and a Membership card with your name on it.
b. You will become eligible for every prize we give away, both on our broadcasts and during special giveaways.
c. You will be kept up-to-date on our production schedule by being a preferred email contact with DGPtv.
d. You will have the satisfaction of knowing you are playing an important role in our success.
BUT THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO SUPPORT US IN SO MANY WAYS! --The Disc Golf Planet Team
DiscGolfPlanet.tv is pleased to announce our 2013 Live Internet Broadcasting schedule for our fans, sponsors, and global disc golf community. This year, DGPtv will expand their coverage of disc golf's top events to nine shows, starting on February 27th at The Memorial Championships presented by Discraft.
Our complete broadcast schedule will be:
|Event and Venue||
|The Memorial Championships presented by Discraft (Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, Arizona)||February 27 - March 02|
|The Amateur Doubles World Championships (Mount Vernon, Texas)||March 22-24|
|National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships (North Augusta, South Carolina)||April 2-6|
|Grip Equipment presents the 31st Kansas City Wide Open (Kansas City, Missouri)||June 14-16|
|European Open (Nokia, Finland)||July 17-21|
|PDGA World Championships||August 3-10|
|The Vibram Open (Leicester, Massachusetts)||August 22-25|
|The United States Disc Golf Championship (Rock Hill, South Carolina)||October 2-5|
|The Players' Cup presented by DiscNation (Austin, Texas)|| October 18-20
The year's schedule is the most ambitious media programming ever proposed in disc golf, and we are privileged to be able to offer these outstanding events to you, our community, LIVE from these outstanding venues. We hope you enjoy the shows!
For more on our newly formed partnership with the Beach Sports Network and the distribution of our four shows to be produced for television, you can READ MORE HERE!
--The DGPtv Team
The Professional Disc Golf Association has announced their newly formed partnership with the Beach Sports Network, which includes the EVP Beach Volleyball Tour and the UWP-IJSBA Watercross (Jet Ski) Tour. This partnership has been at least two years in the making and will consist of the three sports sharing television broadcasting time, Live Internet broadcasting resources, and event creation and management at various venues throughout the nation.
To satisfy the production requirements for creating four shows to be distributed by as many as 23 Regional Sports Networks, the PDGA has called on DiscGolfPlanet.tv to manage the 30 minute highlight broadcasts. The specific events that will be produced for television are The Memorial Championship, The Beaver State Fling, the 2013 PDGA Professional World Championships, and the 2013 United States Disc Golf Championship. The potential viewing audience is impressive, indeed, as the RSNs are capable of reaching 60-80 million households throughout the nation and internationally.
"We are pleased to again be given this responsibility to present disc golf in the best light," smiled Dr. John G. Duesler, Jr., Principal at DGPtv. "As we enter into our fourth season of Live Internet broadcasting, the expanded coverage to TV is a real natural progression for our sport. The partnership with beach volleyball and watercross is a great fit, as they have been very successful on the TV side, and we've been doing pretty well on the live internet streaming side. The media expertise of each sport complements the other so well. There is very little overlap, so this partnership is going to create a media powerhouse, as we bring all our resources together in the next few years," Duesler concluded.
The final specifics of the partnership are still being worked out, but, in addition to disc golf's four shows, beach volley ball and watercross will produce eight shows each to make a total of 20 shows throughout the entire broadcast season. To preview a preliminary distribution list of the RSNs who will be carrying the Beach Sports Network shows, you can refer to last year's affiliates on the EVP Tour Web site. NOTE: This list is from LAST YEAR, so there maybe some changes for the 2013 season.
For many years now, disc golfers around the world have been asking when our sport was finally going to make it to TV. Certainly Joe Wander has been doing an incredible job at distributing his Disc Golf Live shows across national public access channels. And now, getting disc golf onto Regional Sports Networks is the next step in a progression that will take disc golf to greater heights and a growing number of participants. We at DGPtv are honored to be part of this next step in our growth and will continue to strive towards fulfilling our mission, "Broadcasting the Best in Disc Golf!"
The Professional Disc Golf Association has recently partnered with the EVP Tour and Watercross National Tour in an effort to leverage the strengths of each one of these three emerging sports into a powerful new network--The Beach Sports Network.
DiscGolfPlanet.tv has the privilege of producing four television shows for the PDGA during this 2013 disc golf season that will be distributed across 23 Regional Sports Networks and other satellite-based networks.
The four tournaments that DGPtv will be covering for the PDGA // Beach Sports Network in 2013 will be:
- The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft (First date to air, April 1st)
- The Beaver State Fling (First date to air, July 29)
- The 2013 PDGA World Championships (First date to air, September 2)
- The United States Disc Golf Championship (First date to air, October 28)
Each of these four shows will be available to a 60-80 million households throughout the United States and Internationally.
Here is a list of the channels (and subscribers) included in the Beach Sports Network distribution package:
Regional Sports Networks (RSN)
|Houses||Reach by State|
|Comcast Sports Southeast||6.4||GA; FL; TX; TN; SC; AL; MS; AR; KY; WV; LA; NC; VA|
|MASN||5.5||MD; DC; VA; PA; DE; NC|
|Altitude Sports||3||CO; WY; UT; NM; NV; ID; SD; NE; KS; MT|
|Comcast SportsNet, Chicago||4.8||IL; WI; IA; IN|
|Comcast SportsNet, Californ||4||CA|
|Bright House Sports Netwo||1.6||Tampa; Orlando, FL|
|The Texas Channel||1||TX|
|Cox Sports, New England||0.45||CT; RI|
|KC Metro Sports||0.45||Kansas City, MO|
|Wazoo Sports Network||0.6||KY|
|Time Warner SportsNet||0.33||Rochester, NY|
|Time Warner SportsNet||0.32||Buffalo, NY|
|Time Warner Sports||0.6||Syracuse, NY|
|Cox 3, OC (DVD)||0.35||Orange County, CA|
|Time Warner Cable 3||0.425||Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY|
|America One Sports||14||National (programming network)|
|Untamed Sports TV||9.7||National (cable network digital broadcast network)|
|MavTV Network||8||National (cable network)|
|Tuff TV Network||6.5||National (digital broadcast network)|
|Outside Television||2||National (cable network)|
|Fox Sports Middle East||2.4||Turkey, Israel and Middle East|
|CaribVision||0.5||The Caribbean Islands|
|America One Sports||2||Central America; Latin America; South America|
|DIRECTV Sports Pak||3||National (outer market)|
|DISH Multi Sports Pak||2||National (outer market)|
|AT&T U-Verse Sports Pak||0.2||National (outer market)|
|85.33||Million Subscribers Per Show (Viewership Per Show may vary)|