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Seeing as it’s going to be arctic cold throughout much of the U.S. this weekend, for golf fans frozne out of the course it could be a good time to become situationally aware of a new deal between Twitter and the PGA Tour.
According to VentureBeat, Twitter has signed a deal to broadcast more than 70 hours of live PGA Tour Golf coverage from 31 tournaments throughout the remaining 2016-2017 season.
Twitter will become the exclusive global platform to broadcast golf coverage, which will generally include up to 90 minutes of the early Thursday and Friday morning hours from PGA Tour Live’s “over-the-top”) OTT subscription.
Twitter viewers will be able to access pre-play analysis, interviews, and live competition from the first two holes of each day’s PGA Tour Live Marquee Groups.
This builds on Twitter’s NFL partnership to stream Thursday night NFL games in full this season.
Twitter golf coverage starts at the CareerBuilder Challenge on January 19th, and will continue through the season-ending Tour Championship in September of this year.
Happy New Year!
It’s hard to believe it’s already 2017. Then again, if you’re like so many others I know, it was seriously goodbye and good riddance to 2016.
May the new year bring you much prosperity and happiness. And if you follow the Chinese zodiac, you should know it’s the “Year of the Rooster.”
Specifically, 2017 is a “Fire Rooster” year, one that comes along every 60-year cycle.
The Rooster ranks tenth among the Chinese zodiac animals, and represents fidelity and punctuality (remembering the rooster wakes people up on time). People who are born in the year of the Rooster are generally kind-hearted, hard-working, humorous, and honest.
Speaking of China, there’s been a few related news tidbits worthy of passing along.
One is that Kathy Chen, the managing director in Greater China, is moving along to greener pastures.
Chen explained in a Tweetstorm what the story behind the story, which in a nutshell seems to be that everything is good with Twitter’s business in China (despite Twitter continuing to be blocked by the Great Firewall), but that they’re moving their Greater China business back to Hong Kong.
Apparently it’s not the year of the Twitter Rooster.
Maybe the NFL will pick up some traction. It just announced it’s hoping to expand its presence with a new deal that gives Sina Weibo (China’s version of Twitter) the rights to live stream select games on its network, including the Super Bowl.
The deal marks the first time a sports league will live stream games on the service.
And just in case you were sleeping through the holidays, there was David Barboza’s piece in The New York Times entitled “How China Built ‘iPhone City’ With Billions in Perks for Apple’s Partner.”
Call that one the “Golden Rooster.”
Things just haven’t been looking up for Tiger Woods. I watched Phil Mickelson pound him last Sunday in the last round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and then Thursday, he loses to Nick Watney in the second round of the Accenture Match Play tournament, 1 down on the 18th where his putter failed him once again with a 5 1/2 foot birdie putt.
I’m still excited about catching more of the Accenture this weekend before I head off on a two-week travel swing (First stop, Toronto, in the Great White North…although I hear it’s not going to be so white!)
In the middle of this trip, you’ll find me in Viva Las Vegas for the IBM Pulse2012 event, being held at the MGM Grand March 4-7.
Let me just say, if you’ve followed the systems management space for any length of time, this is most definitely not your father’s Tivoli. Through acquisitions of the likes of Tririga and Maximo, the IBM Tivoli line has become an instrumental component in the IBM Smarter Planet initiative, with technology that now manages not only your computer systems, but also everything from physical assets to building space.
This year, Pulse will focus on several key areas, including cloud, mobility, smarter physical infrastructure, and security. We’re expecting some 8,000+ atttendees, including your peers focused on fundamentally and cost-effectively changing the economics of IT and speeding the delivery of innovative products and services.
We’ll also have some very special guests in attendance, including Maroon5 to entertain our tired and weary service management masses, along with Steve “Woz” Wozniak, co-founder of Apple.
Yours truly, along with my partner-in-crime, Scott Laningham, are going to be in attendance, blogging and broadcasting live (and on demand) from the Pulse showcase floor.
More details as they emerge…which they surely will.
In the meantime, enjoy your Sunday and the Academy Awards broadcast, and don’t forget to follow the Twitter sentiment being tracked by IBM and the Annenberg School via the “Senti-meter.”