September 13, 2023: The Disc Golf Network is excited to return as an official live broadcast provider for the 2023 United States Disc Golf Championship (USDGC) and Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship (TPWDGC), beginning on Thursday, October 5, at the Winthrop Arena Course in Rock Hill, SC.
As was the case in 2022, Disc Golf Network subscribers can look forward to accessing complete event coverage without needing to purchase a separate pay-per-view package.
In addition to complete LIVE coverage of rounds 1-4, subscribers will also automatically gain access to exclusive post-production coverage, a Monday preview show with live action from the qualifying round, and more.
“The USDGC strives to be the most fan-friendly disc golf event in the world,” said Jonathan Poole, USDGC Co-Founder & Event Director. “This year we celebrate 25 years of bringing our community together and showcasing the game we love. Fans will enjoy live music every night, a shopping experience featuring 40+ disc golf vendors, a variety of talented artists, two spectator courses, and the world’s best disc golfers competing at one of the game’s most iconic venues. The USDGC represents nearly three decades of making our disc golf dreams come true.”
“The partnership between the Disc Golf Network and the USDGC has blossomed over three seasons, and as we embark on our fourth year of collaboration, our focus remains on delivering unparalleled experiences for DGN subscribers and fans of the Championship,” said Jeff Spring, DGPT & Disc Golf Network CEO. “Our commitment to the USDGC broadcast extends beyond just covering the lead cards; we’re again set to deliver comprehensive live coverage, enriched with pre-game and post-game insights from Tournament Central, and an exclusive feature hole broadcast. Furthermore, we’re honored to concurrently showcase the prowess of the best FPO players at the Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship, all taking place in the iconic Winthrop arena.”
The Disc Golf Network is also excited to bring JomezPro onboard to create post-produced coverage of both the USDGC & TPWDGC. Like the European Open earlier this year, post-production coverage will only be available on the Disc Golf Network during the event with a wider release on JomezPro’s YouTube channel starting on Thursday, October 19 and later on US Disc Golf’s YouTube channel.
Finally, DGN is happy to announce that GK Pro’s OTB Tour Skins will be back for the USDGC! This year, fans can look forward to not one but two skins matches!
A standard 18 hole skins match will take place at the Winthrop Arena on Sunday, October 1. Access is included USDGC VIP/Gold/Pink/Silver pass holders. Otherwise, tickets will be available on the DGPT eventbrite page. The video of this Sunday Skins Match and will be released for free on GK Pro’s YouTube Channel on Tuesday, October 3.
On Friday, October 6, a separate 9 hole skins match will take place after the conclusion of competition. This abbreviated round will be available to spectate for all USDGC pass holders and will feature previous USDGC Champions including Ken Climo, Barry Shultz, and Will Shustrick. This video will become available on Disc Golf Network starting on Tueday, October 10, and will remain on that platform exclusively through the end of the season before it is released on the GK Pro YouTube channel.
Total Media Package Inclusions
All of the content below is included in both the Disc Golf Network Subscription and the stand-alone pay-per-view package priced at $24.99 will be available as a secondary option for non-subscribers.
|Content||Distribution||Number of Videos||Estimated Viewing Time|
|LIVE Broadcasts of Rounds 1-4(Includes Tournament Central)||Exclusively Available On The Disc Golf Network||8 Total(4 each for USDGC & TPWDGC)||40 hrs|
|LIVE Championship Preview Show (Monday, October 2)||Exclusively Available On The Disc Golf Network||1 Total||3 hrs|
|LIVE Featured Hole Broadcast (no commentary)||Available on The Disc Golf Network & DGPT YouTube Channel||4 Total(1 per round that runs all day long)||32 hrs|
|Lead Card Post-Produced Coverage from JomezPro||Exclusively Available On The Disc Golf Network During the Event Released for free on YouTube starting October 19||16 Total(8 each for USDGC & TPWDGC)||11 hrs|
|OTB Tour Series Skins from GK Pro(see above for details)||Round 1 Available on Youtube Oct. 3. Round 2 (9 holes) Available Exclusively On DGN Starting Oct. 10. Released on YouTube During The Off-Season.||3 Total(9 holes each)||2 hrs|
|TOTALS||32 videos||88 hours of action!|
Fans who are not current Disc Golf Network subscribers can purchase a monthly subscriptionfor $12.99 or a yearly subscription for $129.99. Current PDGA members can take advantage of a 50% discounted price of $6.50 by following these instructions.
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