GolfChannel.coms most popular content in June included the sites wide array of news articles written by a dedicated editorial team, live updates and analysis, customizable leaderboard and over 2,500 instructional videos. The impressive traffic numbers also are a reflection of GolfChannel.coms extensive U.S. Open coverage last month which included breaking news reports, inside analysis, compelling features such as the popular Shag Bag blog, and live on-site reporting from Bethpage Black by Rex Hoggard, Jay Coffin, Randall Mell and David Allen.
We are seeing a tremendous amount of growth both on the GOLF CHANNEL network with our new original programming line-up and now with our expanded online offerings on GolfChannel.com, said Gene Pizzolato, GOLF CHANNEL chief revenue and marketing officer, who also has recently assumed new duties as chief operating officer for GOLF CHANNEL New Media Ventures. It is extremely important to us to continue to set ourselves apart from the other network and golf Web sites with new, exciting content that appeals to golfers of all skill levels who are looking for news on all of the major tours, tips on improving their game, and getting insight on the latest equipment and golf destinations.
About GOLF CHANNEL GOLF CHANNEL (www.GolfChannel.com), co-founded by Arnold Palmer and a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. GOLF CHANNEL features a programming schedule that includes more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as news, instruction and original productions. In addition to more than 40 PGA TOUR events and at least 15 European Tour events per year, GOLF CHANNEL also televises a generous schedule of events from the LPGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. In 2009, more than 2,100 hours will air in high definition, including tournaments and all-new original series, highlighted by marquee events like The Presidents Cup and The Solheim Cup. Also featured is a generous mix of other competition from the USGA and PGA of America. Beginning in 2010, GOLF CHANNEL will be the exclusive television or cable home of all the worlds major tours.