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For a long-time now, disc golfers have been clamoring for our great sport to be broadcast live on television. With the advent of new IPTV technology and our new media partners, Todocast and EPlanet Media, the PDGA is pleased to announce that we will be bringing you LIVE IPTV coverage from the 2009 United States Disc Golf Championship at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
This is LIVE TV broadcasting, but instead of watching the show on your television, you will be watching it on your computer monitor. Welcome to the future of disc golf!
How Can You Watch LIVE Disc Golf TV?
There are two ways to watch the 2009 USDGC Live on your computer...We recommend that you Register With A Donation. You can also register to watch for free.
Once there, you need to "Create a New Account" from our outstanding Media Player that will be streaming the show next week.
Please Support This Project!
We need EVERY DISC GOLFER to be watching.
You wanted it; we are bringing it to you!
PDGA Broadcast Schedule of LIVE Disc Golf from USDGC
October 7th at 11:15 am ET (8:15 am PT)
First Round Coverage of 2009 USDGC begins LIVE from Winthrop Gold Course in Rock Hill, SC
THURSDAY, October 8th at 12:15 pm ET (9:15 am PT)
Second Round Coverage of 2009 USDGC continues LIVE from Winthrop Gold Course in Rock Hill, SC
FRIDAY, October 9th at 12:15 pm ET (9:15 am PT)
Third Round Coverage of 2009 USDGC continues LIVE from Winthrop Gold Course in Rock Hill, SC
SATURDAY, October 10th at 1:15 pm ET (10:15 pm PT)
Final Round Coverage of 2009 USDGC continues LIVE from Winthrop Gold Course in Rock Hill, SC.
NOTE: All shows will be archived and available for viewing after the LIVE stream, but you will still need to register to do so.
About IPTV Technology and What Makes it Unique
EPlanetMedia_RoverIPTV (Internet Protocol TV) is a fairly recent technology that is now more widely distributed, especially in the sports broadcast space. Quite simply, this technology uses a broadcast dish signal that takes a video stream from a full production truck, relays it to a satellite, which in turn provides the stream to a CDN (Content Delivery Network).
This IPTV broadcast will be streaming at 600 Kbps, which ensures a great picture from our venue at Winthrop. The CDN is capable of determining how fast the stream should be delivered to your computer system, but that might take 30-60 seconds to analyze. Therefore, be patient during the first minutes of receiving your signal! Once the data transfer rate is determined, then the signal should be smooth and beautiful.
On site, we will be employing a 43-feet production trailer, to which will be connected thousands of feet of cabling, studio setups, 4-6 cameras on the course, and a library of archived video footage. Though this is considered a pilot production, we are working hard to make this a broadcast quality show for you to be proud of.
Please know that the Professional Disc Golf Association is working hard to advance our great sport of disc golf. This step in advancing the way we bring disc golf directly to you is an extension of the great efforts of Steve Dodge and his team at the Vibram Open the last couple of years, as well as all who have been working so hard to make this dream come true. We are now counting on YOU to support our efforts by registering for this great event.
Dr. John G. Duesler, Jr.
PDGA Director of Marketing & Communications
Posted by the ADGO in the interest of promoting DISC GOLF awareness!!