ORLANDO, Fla., (June 6, 2007) -Golfweek magazine, the publication preferred by serious golfers, is set to enter the broadcast television market on July 1 with high-definition video-on-demand programming focusing on golf course real estate, travel and living the golf lifestyle.
Under the direction of Golfweek’s general manager of television syndication, Max Andrews, Golfweek will begin airing "Golfweek’s Best" through TVN Entertainment, the world’s largest distributor of video-on-demand content to broadcasters in the U.S.
"We’re thrilled to be extending Golfweek’s reach even further into the digital market," said Terry Olson, vice president and publisher of Golfweek. "Just a few years ago Golfweek was only in print and online, but today our readers can sit down in front of their televisions or computers and watch the lifestyle content they want, when they want it."
Four episodes of "Golfweek’s Best" will be released each month corresponding with the editorial and advertorial calendar of Golfweek and the monthly "Golf Life" special sections.
July’s program schedule is as follows:
â?¢ Best of Virginia (July 1)- featuring Colonial Williamsburg, Kingsmill, Wintergreen Resort and Old Town Williamsburg
â?¢ Destination Kohler (July 8)- will take viewers to the American Club, Whistling Straights, Blackwolf Run and River Bend
â?¢ Hot Summer Values / Cool Getaways (July 16)- highlighting PGA National, Reynolds Plantation, Sandia Golf Resort and the Gardens of Callaway
â?¢ Gulf Coast Lifestyle (July 23)- featuring Sandestin, Lake Jovita, Key West Golf Club and around Key West
With plans to expand soon, the initial program availability will be through the following broadcast cable companies:
â?¢ Charter Communications
â?¢ Blueridge Cable
â?¢ Bend Cable Communications
The programs will be released each Sunday beginning July 1. Each program will be available on demand for 30 days and will be available on Golfweek.com for one year.
With 35 years of television experience Max Andrews has managed three network affiliates, produced television series for The Golf Channel, ESPN, CNBC and Prime Sports. Most recently he produced the High Definition series "Golf Escapes" for Discovery HD Theatre and "Royal Links" for In Demand’s High Definition Television Network INHD.
Founded in 1975, Golfweek is the journal of record for competitive golf. It delivers the most complete news and information about the game, the people and the industry, to golf’s most important audience. Golfweek is part of Turnstile Publishing Company, which also includes Golfweek’s SuperNEWS, TurfNet Monthly, GLO, Fish & Fly, Art Calendar, TurfNet.com, GLOliving.com and Golfweek.com featuring golf’s first online television network. Turnstile Publishing Co., is headquartered in Orlando, Fla.
Amy Bunn, Marketing Manager