Hartford, Conn. (PRWEB) April 02, 2012
Back9Network continues its charge up the fairway in its quest to become golf’s preeminent global source for lifestyle content with the announcement today of the launch of its official Website; http://www.back9network.com. The site is an important step in Back9’s mission of serving the global golf fan via television, the internet and their mobile devices with fun and entertaining content that focuses on lifestyle, travel, gear and the latest news from the course through exclusive videos, images and features. Back9Network.com will also house its growing library of original programming on the site, with first-run episodes airing in real-time.
“The site is a significant component to our multi-platform strategy on how to best serve a large sector of golf fans that has gone largely ignored; the over 100 million people globally who live, play and love the exciting and hip world that surrounds golf lifestyle,” said James L. Bosworth, CEO of Back9Network. “As we continue our development of a television network that will launch later this year, the site is a natural extension of our brand; engaging and entertaining a diverse younger demographic of fans unlike any other, which we are sure will be the talk of the water cooler, locker room and Back 9’s around the world.”
Fans can also continue to follow Back9 on its official blog (http://www.back9nation.com), with content focusing more on behind the scenes network developments and news, or via Twitter (@Back9Network) and/or Facebook at (Back9Network).
Some of Back9Network.com’s content will include:
Back9Network.com’s digital platform is powered by NeuLion, the true end-to-end technology service provider for delivering live and on-demand content to any Internet-enabled device. NeuLion has a dominant foothold in the digital sports market with premier sports services for the National Hockey League (NHL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Soccer (MLS), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the Whistle, a content provider focused exclusively on sports programming tailored to kids.
As previously announced, legendary actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood serves as Chairman of Back9Network’s Creative Committee. The network’s impressive Board of Directors includes Ray Allen, 10-time NBA All-Star and World Champion, Paul J. Spengler, EVP of Pebble Beach Company, Michael Michigami, President of MMM Business Advisory Services, Jim D. Wehr, President and Chief Executive Office of The Phoenix Companies, Inc., Greg Hopkins, CEO of Cleveland Golf/Srixon and Executive Director of SRI Sports Ltd., and Paul Pendergast, VP of Institutional Advancement at the University of Connecticut.
Back9Network will be the premier multimedia lifestyle and entertainment destination for golf fans globally. It is being constructed on a state-of-the-art, multi-platform digital system, providing simultaneous distribution over the Internet and mobile devices. As much a lifestyle network as a sports channel, Back9 will differ from its competitors by focusing on the intrinsic “story” of the sport and examining the players and the world in which golf resides. The network plans to be broadcasting by late summer in 2012. For further information, visit http://www.back9network.com or direct correspondence to 30 Lewis Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103. Call 860-560-7671.