If you can’t get out to Charlotte, North Carolina for the 2012 Disc Golf World Championships, don’t worry, you can still watch many of the exciting events and festivities on DiscGolfPlanet.tv. Thanks to the support of many disc golfers, this the broadcast for this event will have an unprecedented 35+ hours of live coverage that will also be archived so you can access it anytime. During the 2012 Worlds, DiscGolfPlanet.tv will also be testing out their new mobile platform for iPad and iPhone users.
“Broadcasting the Best in Disc Golf” will include over 35 hours of live Internet broadcasting through seven days of coverage starting on Sunday, July 15, with the putting competition as well as Monday afternoon’s Press Conference, and the 2012 World Championship Opening Ceremonies on Monday evening at The Blake Hotel starting at 6:30 p.m.
Executive Producer and Principal at DGPtv told the PDGA, “This is the biggest stage for our sport, and we plan on matching the record setting field with the largest production team and widest amount of disc golf coverage we have ever offered to viewers from around the world.”
Disc golfers will compete in 24 divisions with the official event kicking off at about 9 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 17th, with plans to broadcast the morning round as well as the afternoon round starting at 2 p.m. each day through Friday. Each night the day’s events will be recapped on the “World’s Wrap-up” show from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night.
According to the PDGA, DGPtv will feature “wall-to-wall coverage on Championship Saturday, when it will be on hand for the crowning of all 24 divisional World Champions as they putt out on the final hole of the week.” Saturday, July 21st is the final day for this prestigious event. The The women’s “Open division Final 9″ will start at about 2 p.m. with the men’s “Open Final 9″ beginning at about 4 p.m. Saturday.
Exclusive coverage will be available via pay-per-view with four different price levels available to fit most any budget. The 2003, 2004 andd 2007 PDGA Worlds shows are all available current on Video-on-Demand. The 2011 broadcast of the PDGA World Championships was seen by over 34,000 viewers in 147 nations across the planet. The broadcast this year should attractive a massive viewership with the already record-size number of people involved in the Charlotte event.
Last year’s men’s open champion, crowned the 2011 PDGA World Champion, was Nate Doss of Capitola, California. Will he capture the title again, or can Will Schusterick of Nashville, Tennessse, who has been on fire this year, winning the Stockholm Open, the Glass Blown Open and the Fukui Open to name just a few, take the crown? 2011 Rookie of the Year, Ricky Wysocki, is from North Carolina and is also expected to do well, as is the 2008 World Champion, Dave Feldberg out of Portland, Oregon.
Among the women, three-time World Champion Valarie Jenkins, 2011 Female Rookie of the Year Catrina Allen and the 2011 World Champion Paige Pierce are expected to put on a dramatic show.
Watch DiscGolfPlanet.tv to find out what happens in Charlotte next week!
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