Official Media Rights
2022 US Disc Golf Championship Week at Winthrop University
Rock Hill, South Carolina
US Disc Golf owns and functions as the responsible event producer of United States Disc Golf Championship Week. Championship Week events include but are not limited to, the United States Disc Golf Championship (USDGC), Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship (TPWDGC), USDGC Doubles, USDGC Monday Qualifying, USDGC Spectator Day, and the College Disc Golf Dean’s Cup. US Disc Golf retains rights to all media produced during Championship Week and will function as PR host for general media and executive host broadcaster for the event.
All interested media personnel (hereafter: Operators) must register with the organizer in writing in advance, based on which the organizer will categorize the operator appropriately and specify the acceptable size of their production team. Operator privileges, definitions, and requirements for the event have been divided into 4 categories depending on the type of media and intended use. All approved operators are required to check in upon arrival at Winthrop University, pick up and display the appropriate media credentials, and comply with all terms provided by the organizer at check-in.
Requests for media credentials must include, at minimum, the following information:
- Operator name, contact information, publication platform, country/region, and intended use
- Size of the production team and equipment list (upon request)
Category definitions are subject to modification at any time by the organizer and serve as a guideline for the production hierarchy. The organizer reserves the right to assign a category to any approved operator at any time.
1. Host Broadcasters
1.1. US Disc Golf
1.2 Disc Golf Network
2. National/International Media Companies
2.1. Media with a separate independent sports desk
2.2 Non-disc golf media companies and/or newsgathering outlets
3. Independent Freelancer Media
3.1. Video blogs
3.2. Freelancers with their own publication platform
3.3. In-sport publication platforms
4. Other commercial operators and equipment manufacturers operating in the sport
Category 1 operators are entitled to operate in the filming area specified by the organizer and in the entire course area. Category 1 operators are the only operators allowed to film the two (2) top groups during the 3rd and 4th rounds. Final round live Internet, television, and/or radio broadcasts are reserved for Category 1 operators only.
Category 2 operators will receive day-specific filming and interview rights from the event’s media officer. It is possible to conduct player interviews after the rounds in a specified area.
Category 3 operators are entitled to film at the venue but only in spectator areas of the course area (no live broadcasting/ streaming). It is possible to conduct player interviews after the rounds in a specified area. Upon request, operators will give copies of the material for the organizer’s free use without limitations by a portable hard drive. The materials must be transferable using Apple-compatible equipment and formats. Materials published by Category 3 operators must correctly identify the name and location of the event. In addition, any hashtag(s) provided by the organizer must be used with all content shared on social media.
Category 4 operators are entitled to film (no live broadcasting/streaming) at the venue but only in areas reserved for the audience in the course area. It is possible to conduct player interviews after the rounds in a specified area. Category 4 operators are entitled to request commercial rights releases for any materials gathered, granted at the organizers’ discretion.
All Category 4 operators must, on a daily basis and before leaving the venue, give a full copy of their footage by a portable hard drive for the organizer’s free use without limitations as remuneration for the right to use the materials for commercial purposes. The materials must be transferable using Apple-compatible equipment and formats. Materials published by Category 4 operators must correctly identify the name and location of the event, including material that is intended for non-commercial use. In addition, any hashtag(s) provided by the organizer must be used with all content shared on social media.
The organizer reserves the right to change the event’s media rights and instructions where needed.
For further information contact:
Media Director, United States Disc Golf Championship