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Golf Channel Prepared For More Than 27 Hours Of Live Solheim Cup Match-Play Action, Aug. 16-18

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Golf Channel will showcase all the action when two of the youngest teams in SOLHEIM CUP history battle it out between the ropes at Colorado Golf Club, Aug. 16-18.

From the first tee shot on Friday until the last putt drops on Sunday, Golf Channel will televise more than 27 live hours of the biennial Solheim Cup match-play competition – highlighted by 11 ½ consecutive hours on Saturday, Aug. 17 – which pits teams of the best female golfers representing the United States and Europe.

In addition to live match-play coverage, Golf Channel also will televise additional programming themed to the SOLHEIM CUP during the week, including player news conferences, expanded Morning Drive programming and wrap-around GOLF CENTRAL shows, which will incorporate both the SOLHEIM CUP Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

BROADCAST TEAM:   Golf Channel’s coverage will be anchored by two teams.  Play-by-play host Terry Gannon will be joined by two-time SOLHEIM CUP U.S. Team Captain and Hall-of-Famer Judy Rankin; Whit Watson and 15-year PGA TOUR veteran Curt Byrum will comprise the other team.  Reporting from an on-course tower will be Tom Abbott.  Kay Cockerill, Jerry Foltz, Val Skinner and Phil Parkin will follow the U.S. and Europe teams on the ground.

PLAYER NEWS CONFERENCES:  Special GOLF CENTRAL programming on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 13-14, will cover U.S.A. and Europe player news conferences from Colorado Golf Club.

DIGITAL COVERAGE: GolfChannel.com and live streaming application Golf Live Extra are teaming up to keep fans on the go up to date with all the action and news from the SOLHEIM CUP.  The tandem of GolfChannel.com Editorial Director Jay Coffin and Senior Writer Randall Mell will feature expanded editorial content and interactive opportunities for fans themed to the SOLHEIM CUP, including match-by-match recaps, analysis and perspective.

Mobile
Fans who are customers of participating cable, satellite, telco and other video subscription services, will be able to enjoy 24/7 streaming of Golf Channel content, including all the SOLHEIM CUP action, through GolfChannel.com and Golf Channel’s mobile application, Golf Live Extra, via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.  Golf Channel’s mobile app also will feature all the on-demand content featured on GolfChannel.com.

Social
GolfChannel.com also features the Golf Channel Social Lounge (www.GolfChannel.com/social), a social center that aggregates all social media posts related to a specific event in one location on the site.  Beginning Aug. 12, the Social Lounge will aggregate all content on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram mentioning @Solheim_Cup and using the hashtag #SolheimCup.

Golf Channel Solheim Cup Week Programming (all times ET):

Monday, Aug. 12
Morning Drive                                                                       7-9 a.m.
Replay of final Day of 2011 Solheim Cup                                 1-6 p.m.
Golf Central                                                                          6-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
Morning Drive                                                                       7-9 a.m.
Golf Central Special:  Player News Conferences                        TBA
Golf Central                                                                          6-7 p.m.

Wednesday,  Aug. 14
Morning Drive                                                                       7-9 a.m.
Golf Central Special:  Player News Conferences                         TBA
Golf Central                                                                           6-7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15
Morning Drive                                                                       7-10 a.m.
Golf Central                                                                          10 a.m.-Noon
Golf Central                                                                           6-7 p.m.
Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony                                             7-8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 16
Morning Drive                                                                        7-9 a.m.
Golf Central                                                                           9-9:30 a.m.
Solheim Cup Day 1 morning matches                                       9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.*
Solheim Cup Day 1 afternoon matches                                     5-9 p.m.*

Saturday, Aug. 17
Morning Drive                                                                        7-9 a.m.
Golf Central                                                                           9-9:30 a.m.
Solheim Cup Day 2 matches                                                    9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 18
Morning Drive                                                                        7-11 a.m.
Golf Central                                                                           11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Solheim Cup Final Day matches                                                2:30-8:30 p.m.**
Golf Central (incl. Solheim Cup Closing Ceremony)                    8:30-9 p.m.**

*Times for end of morning matches and beginning of afternoon matches depend on play.  The two-hour window when PGA TOUR’s Wyndham Championship is on the air, Solheim Cup will be streamed commercial free on GolfChannel.com and via the Golf Live Extra app.
**Conclusion of Solheim Cup depends on play.