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Topic # 157573 5-Dec-2014 10:19
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COLISEUM SPORTS MEDIA SWINGS ALL THE TOP-QUALITY TOUR GOLF FOR KIWI GOLF FANS

Coliseum Sports Media (CSM) has exclusively secured a prestigious suite of global, professional golfing Tours for Kiwi sports fans; delivering an unprecedented breadth-and-depth of live and on-demand content for Kiwi golf fans, including some which has never been broadcast before in New Zealand.

In addition to PGATOURLIVE which carries all PGA TOUR events including THE PLAYERS Championship and the Presidents Cup, CSM has also secured exclusive rights to theLPGA Tour featuring Lydia Ko; European Tour; Ryder Cup; USPGA Championship; Asian Tour and the EurAsia Cup all of which will be delivered through a partner platform WORLDGOLFPASS.

Golf fans will be able to access both PGATOURLIVE and WORLDGOLFPASS for one subscription; giving them access to all these tournaments, as well as review and highlight shows, live and on-demand. All content can be streamed to Smart TVs, Apple TVs, iOS and Android phones and tablets as well as through PCs and MACs; or by viewers connecting laptops to their TV using an HDMI cable.

As a result,Kiwi golf fans can now have access to more than 2,000 live hours of golf as well as see all the stars of world golf, including home-grown hero Lydia Ko, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and more, with one single subscription of $19.90 a month or $199 for a season pass.

This breadth and depth of professional, quality golfing content, through one single subscriptionat a low price is a major breakthrough for the sport and the fans here in New Zealand. Tim Martin, CEO at Coliseum Sports Media explains:

“We believe every Kiwi deserves the chance to see our very own Lydia Ko play.An exciting and inspiring young player such as Lydia Ko, combined with an increased accessibility of viewership, has the power to grow the sport amongst new and emerging audiences. This is an exciting time for golf in New Zealand. This is an exciting time for Kiwi golf fans. And this is what CSM is all about – using the leveller of technology to deliver unlimited access for all who want it. A more direct and deeper relationship between the fan and the sport only means all sports have a greater chance to grow and thrive.”

To make access even easier for Kiwi golf fans, CSM is partnering withNoel Leeming nationwide(from January 2015) to provide set-up and support for those wanting to switchover to the new service.

Tim Martin continues: “The technology and login process around PGATOURLIVE and WORLDGOLFPASS is easy. Just think of it as one login to two channels. But we also understand that some golf fans may find the switch to the internet daunting. And many don’t have the right equipment yet.

“Our partnership with Noel Leeming will help golf fans around New Zealand get set up with the new service, hassle-free. They simply walk into their local Noel Leeming store and get expert advice on the solution that’s right for them, education and support on the new platform, even an in-home installation of the new technology. This offers a seamless transition, and will give golf fans increased accessibility and choice well into the future, not just for sport, but all online entertainment including Lightbox and Netflix.“

"Video on Demand through the internet is fast becoming the new normal for consumers of subscription TV and movies.” says Chris Maclean, GM of Services for Noel Leeming. “With a nationwide technology education and support team Noel Leeming is perfectly placed to assist with choosing the best product to watch the sport, install the TV, set up the service, and teach the consumers how to use it in the comfort of their own homes.”

New Zealand Golfis also on board and is delighted about the greater accessibility Kiwi golfing fans will have to the sport with the PGATOURLIVE and WORLDGOLFPASS package on offer. Dean Murphy CEO at New Zealand Golf says:“We are excited that New Zealand Golf fans will have access to more golf from the international tours. Seeing the world’s best players compete on the world stage is a great way to inspire New Zealanders to participate in the sport and we are pleased to see international golf coverage accessible to New Zealand golf fans expanded. Coliseum Sports Media is leading the digital sports movement here in New Zealand and we are delighted to be able to partner with them for the benefit of our affiliated members and clubs.”

Golf fans can access all content through PGATOURLIVE and WORLDGOLFPASS for $19.90 per month or for the one-off season pass price of $199. Golf fans can go now go to PGATOURLIVE.COM to register their interest. The first live event is The Hyundai Tournament of Champions on 10 January 2015 (NZDT).




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  Reply # 1189207 5-Dec-2014 11:20
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Hopefully this will mean that Sky Sport will stop simultaneously filling 4 sport channels with Golf in the weekends!





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  Reply # 1189208 5-Dec-2014 11:23
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Can see some very unhappy older people over this.  My retired father would have to pay an extra $40 a month plus initial hardware purchases to watch this.

If it carries on at this rate it will cost upwards of $1000 a year just to watch 4 sports let alone anything else you used to watch.

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  Reply # 1189249 5-Dec-2014 11:51
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$199 is a lot to ask when you dont have the  3 biggest tournaments, The US open , Masters and the Open , the only 3 i really watch.




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  Reply # 1189298 5-Dec-2014 12:59
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$199 is a bit steep.  Hope there is going to be a trial period.

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  Reply # 1189379 5-Dec-2014 14:33
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I guess it's another  plug in a laptop to your TV setup??   If so not interested..




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  Reply # 1189397 5-Dec-2014 15:10
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would have to be an avid fan of a sport to pay $20/mth / $200/year just to watch it. Seems a bit steep to me

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  Reply # 1189412 5-Dec-2014 15:39
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New Zealand Golf is pleased to be supporting Coliseum Sports Media as they bring kiwi golf fans the ability to watch more golf than ever before.

 

PGATOURLIVE and WORLDGOLFPASS are set to launch in 2015 which will allow kiwis the ability to watch a wide range of golfing events worldwide including:

 

  • PGA Tour
  • LPGA Tour
  • The Ryder Cup
  • European PGA Tour
  • Asian Tour
  • The Presidents Cup
  • Web.com Tour
  • Champions Tour and,
  • The Players Championship
From 2015 kiwis will be able to follow more of their local hero's more often in weekly tournaments around the globe. With Danny Lee, Tim Wilkinson and Steven Alker securing their PGA Tour cards it only adds to the exposure Lydia Ko has already received on the premier tours of golf.

 

 

 

New Zealand Golf Club & Member Benefits
As part of the ongoing alignment between New Zealand Golf and Coliseum Sports Media, we have been able to secure free access to all content for New Zealand Golf affiliated clubs. Additionally all golf members will be given a 25% discount for a full-year subscription of the World Golf Pass* ($149 down from $199). With subscriptions opening 19 December 2014 golfers will be able to have their 2015 pass sorted in time for Christmas.

 

How do you watch?
With a single login you will be able to watch all tours and tournaments through Smart TV's, Apple TV, iOS and Android phones and tablets as well as through PC's and MAC's; or by connecting your laptops to your TV using a HDMI cable. Coliseum Sports Media is also looking to partner with Noel Leeming from January 2015 throughout the country to provide technical support and set up for all golf fans looking to switch over to the online platforms.

 

The coverage will be content rich with the ability to follow the entire tournament through to single key groups or even single holes. Live Streaming and On Demand services allow the viewer to take control of what they watch, when they watch it and where they watch it.

 

New Zealand Golf looks forward to ensuring the 390 golf clubs throughout the country gain access to the platforms to entertain their members and we look forward to bringing more golf to fans throughout New Zealand.

 

For more information stay tuned or go to www.pgatourlive.com.

 

* Discount redeemed via a promotional code which is valid until 31 March 2015. Code will be distributed to New Zealand Golf members when subscriptions open on 19 December 2014.

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  Reply # 1189417 5-Dec-2014 15:53
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Just got an e-mail from Golf NZ.

Discounts for members of golf clubs are offered, so slightly cheaper for real fans who also play.

25 % off for the full year membership.

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  Reply # 1189489 5-Dec-2014 16:38
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Hoofhaarted: Just got an e-mail from Golf NZ.

Discounts for members of golf clubs are offered, so slightly cheaper for real fans who also play.

25 % off for the full year membership.


pity that the Times the PGA  tournaments are played at the weekend is the time when most players are out on the local course.




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  Reply # 1195232 10-Dec-2014 21:15
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Sky refused to answer how long they have the rights to the Masters, Open and US Open for when all this was announced. Suggests it may not be long if they didn't want to get it out there. Could only be next year for all we know. Surely they would have been keen to say if it was 5 years.

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  Reply # 1195395 11-Dec-2014 08:51
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invisibleman18: Sky refused to answer how long they have the rights to the Masters, Open and US Open for when all this was announced. Suggests it may not be long if they didn't want to get it out there. Could only be next year for all we know. Surely they would have been keen to say if it was 5 years.


You would think that for this to be successful they would have to have those tournaments.  The interesting thing will be to see how many people watch golf casually or are ardent fans, I don't think people are as fanatical about golf as they are about a football team with the PLP.

The other interesting thing will be how many sign up for a month and those that carry on. I can see that for a lot the hassle of using PCs connected to TVs and the technical issues that arise could cause the casual fan to flag it.

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  Reply # 1195468 11-Dec-2014 11:04
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Yeah, and Sky also made mention of still having the Ryder Cup too without stating how long for. Clearly that was only this year's event. I only tend to watch the majors and Ryder Cup so imagine I'll sign up for a month to watch the next Ryder Cup but no longer.

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  Reply # 1195528 11-Dec-2014 12:31
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invisibleman18: Yeah, and Sky also made mention of still having the Ryder Cup too without stating how long for. Clearly that was only this year's event. I only tend to watch the majors and Ryder Cup so imagine I'll sign up for a month to watch the next Ryder Cup but no longer.


The other thing with what is happening now is how many sports fans are fans of a number of sports or just fans of only 1 or 2? And if they are fans of a number of sports are they big enough fans to sign up to individual packages for all those sports? 

I think a big issue that might arise is that these types of packages have a lot of content and as a result have quite a high price. However a lot of sports fans don't want all that content, they just want to watch key events so a packages of sports for a single price is a better bet. These all sports packages tend to work as you have enough numbers to have enough viewers for all sports to cover rights money.

Of course the reason no-one is saying anything about the big events is this could be a test case to see if streaming only does get enough customers so that putting them on doesn't adversely affect the PR of golf.

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  Reply # 1195537 11-Dec-2014 12:55
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The only downside of a streaming service is the inability to record something to watch later.
With Sky, I'd record the golf whist at work and then watch any interesting portions or the last hour after work.

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  Reply # 1196990 13-Dec-2014 19:03
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richrdh18: The only downside of a streaming service is the inability to record something to watch later.
With Sky, I'd record the golf whist at work and then watch any interesting portions or the last hour after work.


It says live and on-demand in the press release so like with premierleaguepass you can watch whenever

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