ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Channel and Virtual Green announced today a new partnership that will integrate Virtual Green's indoor golf technology into Golf Channel's studio shows – including news, lifestyle and instruction programming – beginning January, 2017. Through the partnership, Golf Channel's on-air talent and team of instructors will utilize the Brand's proprietary undulating putting surfaces within the network's studio programming.
Virtual Green is the latest addition to Golf Channel's ever-expanding library of in-studio technology. The new putting green in "Studio A" – Golf Channel's main studio – can create multiple breaks on the same putting surface, mimicking breaks on different greens and side hill and uphill lies, revolutionizing the realism of indoor putting.
"Virtual Green's putting green technology gives our on-air talent and our team of instructors a fresh and new dynamic for in-studio instructional content," said Kevin Schultz, Golf Channel senior director of lifestyle content and instruction.
"Golf Channel utilizes cutting edge technology on set and we are thrilled to be joining them in-studio with our latest technology," stated Ryan Dotters CEO, Full Swing Technologies. "Like ourselves, Golf Channel is always looking for ways to improve their viewer experience and I know our Virtual Green will help do just that," added Dotters.
The indoor putting surface will be featured in Golf Channel's main studio – Studio A – and appearing on studio shows including Morning Drive, The Golf Fix and School of Golf. The technology also will be integrated into Golf Channel Digital's vast library of instruction programming on GolfChannel.com and the Golf Channel Academy App.
About Virtual Green
Virtual Green LLC, a Full Swing Golf Technology, is leading innovator of automated floor and putting experiences. Virtual Green is the first undulating hitting and putting surface delivering the most realistic indoor golf experience. For further information, please visit www.virtualgreen.com.
About Golf Channel
Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Serving the most-affluent audience in all of television, Golf Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of NBC Sports Group – is available in more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world. Golf Channel features more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, including tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, The Open, Olympics, and Ryder Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel's digital platforms, headed by GolfChannel.com, deliver unmatched coverage of the world of golf. Fans are able to enjoy 24/7 live streaming of Golf Channel content through Golf Live Extra and the NBC Sports App, both powered by Playmaker Media, and select programming is simulcast via SiriusXM's PGA TOUR Radio. In addition, Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital and lifestyle services including Golf Channel Mobile, a comprehensive app covering golf's latest headlines, scores and analysis; GolfNow, the world's largest online tee time booking platform and golf course technology partner, which includes the GolfNow Mobile App, featuring on-course GPS tracking, in-round scoring and game tracking; GolfAdvisor.com, the world's largest golf course ratings and review resource for golfers, by golfers; a North American network of Golf Channel Academy instructional facilities; and Golf Channel Am Tour, the world's largest amateur golf tour.
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