Golf Channel Embraces Online Gaming Through New Partnership With WGT
WGT reports that 94 percent of their more than 6 million registered users also play real-world golf. Users spend more than 35 minutes per online visit, playing a long list of famous courses like The Old Course at St. Andrews Links, Oakmont Country Club, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Bethpage Black, Royal St. George's Golf Club, Congressional Country Club, and The Olympic Club, host of the 2012 U.S. Open Championship. Each course is captured in high definition photography from myriad angles, which provides gamers with a real-life golfing experience.
Based in San Francisco, WGT develops the most realistic and engaging online social sports games. The flagship title, World Golf Tour, is the #1 online golf game with more than 6 million registered players and more than 250 million virtual rounds played. In 2012, WGT launched WGT Baseball: MLB on Facebook, in partnership with Major League Baseball. WGT Baseball: MLB is a free, realistic baseball game on Facebook that puts fans inside their favorite MLB ballparks in HD virtual reality. More at www.WGT.com.
About Golf ChannelAs the fastest-growing network on television, Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. The Golf Channel cable network, co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and part of the NBC Sports Group, is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. Exclusive partnerships with the world's top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, added to a programming schedule distinguished by golf's best news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel's digital platform of businesses is led by www.GolfChannel.com, a leading golf destination on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that help the recreational player with how to play, what to play and where to play golf. -NBC Sports Group- SOURCE Golf Channel
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