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Tuesday
Jan222013

"Landmark" Live PGA Tour Streaming Begins This Week

For Immediate Release...

Live Network Streaming Debuts this Weekend at Farmers Insurance Open

CBS’s coverage signals start of full live streaming for rest of 2013 PGA TOUR season

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – This week signals a landmark moment for expanded PGA TOUR coverage as network telecasts will be fully available online for the first time through live streaming, beginning with CBS Sports’ weekend coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open.

All 18 of CBS Sports’ FedExCup telecasts will be streamed live. Visitors to PGATOUR.com and CBSSports.com will be directed to a co-branded video player to watch live streaming of CBS Sports’ third-round telecast on Saturday (3-6 p.m. ET) and fourth-round telecast on Sunday (3-6:30 p.m. ET). The live streaming this weekend also will be available on PGA TOUR platforms as well as CBS Sports and CBS SportCaster applications for the iPhone, Android and iPad. CBS also will have a mobile web-based player available at m.cbssports.com.

All Golf Channel, through TV Everywhere availability, and NBC telecasts also will be streamed throughout the 2013 season, with Golf Channel available to multichannel video subscribers, and NBC’s weekend coverage of 12 FedExCup tournaments fully available beginning with next week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Golf Channel is televising the early rounds for all 30 FedExCup tournaments on NBC and CBS, as well as all four rounds for six tournaments.

“This is a significant milestone in the PGA TOUR’s digital history,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “We are excited to work with CBS Sports to bring live PGA TOUR action online, and look forward to continuing our efforts with CBS, NBC and Golf Channel to develop ways golf fans can access live coverage of the PGA TOUR from wherever they are.”

Golf Channel’s telecasts of the Farmers Insurance Open’s first two rounds and early weekend coverage will be streamed live in conjunction with NBC Sports Live Extra, accessible to Comcast subscribers on a co-branded video player via PGATOUR.com and GolfChannel.com, as well as on iPhone, Android and iPad through NBC Sports Live Extra and Golf Live Extra apps. Live streaming was available to Comcast subscribers during Golf Channel’s four-round coverage of the Sony Open in Hawaii and last week’s Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. Availability of live streaming during Golf Channel telecasts of PGA TOUR tournaments will expand to additional satellite, cable and telco providers throughout the season.

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Reader Comments (10)

Hands down a VP gets paid $1.5 million for this breakthrough!!
01.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Cool!
01.22.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Off-subject, but I'm gonna keep ranting until they produce a new commercial: The guy who kisses his Overspin Putter gives me the creeps.
01.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWillie
Since the max streaming quality will be 720p .. they could have some on-course videographers using small steadicam rigs (merlin, glidecam, etc.) for some silky-smooth "follow cam" shots. Could also be used to get some really nice "worms eye" shots around the green.

Ya heard it here first ... PGA Tour Productions - gimme a job! lol.
01.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPepperdine
Is this thing geoblocked for non-american ips? Anyone know?
01.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterM
YAY!
01.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
Willie, that commercial is ''MONEY''. Mickey mouse voiced dude is VERY creepy, along with the deep voiced ''it helped me, I know that'' and te fake ball drop sound,not to mention the corny named and tag lines ---''front wheel drive''????? ...is that legal?
One of many commercials that I HATE--after a kazillion showings.
01.22.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Got the same question as M.

Also will CBS live stream the first 20 minutes when they are stuck showing a college basketball game that is 70 - 36 and both coaches are burning through their timeouts?
01.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterUnderTheChin
if you don't have cable or satellite, can you still get the golf channel streaming??? help!!
01.23.2013 | Unregistered Commentergordon
Landmark my ass.

Even Live@ is geoblocked. LOL

morons at pgatour
01.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterM

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