Japanet Holdings Co., Ltd.
The men’s professional golf “PGA Tour” 2022-2023 season tournament will be broadcast nationwide for free on BS Japanext (263ch) and distributed simultaneously on the app!
~ 31 tournaments including tour championships from Sunday, January 8, 2023 ~
Japanet Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo) launched a free BS broadcasting station “BSJapanext” (reading: BS Japanext) in March last year. We are pleased to announce that the “PGA Tour”, where the top male golfers gather, will be the only free broadcast in Japan, and the simultaneous distribution on the official app will be decided. [Image 1
What is the PGA TOUR?
A tour tournament held by the organization that manages men’s professional golf tours in the United States and North America. In 1968, the competition division became independent from the PGA of America, and in 1975 it was renamed to the current name “PGA Tour”. In the long history, T. Woods, Hideki Matsuyama, and other world-class players have competed against each other, and many records have been set. The tour starts in September each year and runs until August of the following year. The title of annual champion is given to the athlete with the most points in the annual point race “FedEx Cup” according to the results of each competition.
“PGA Tour” broadcast overview
This tour has been broadcast on NHK for the past 30 years, and has long been popular with golf fans. From next year onwards, BSJapanext will deliver the appeal of the PGA TOUR to golf fans who are looking forward to the PGA TOUR, not only by broadcasting, but also by including the “Special Highlight Program” described later.
BSJapanext will broadcast 31 of the remaining tournaments in the 2022-2023 season! The first broadcast is scheduled to start from the final round of the third day of the “Sentry Tournament of Champions” at 8:00 am on January 8, Japan time. Not only free BS broadcasts but also the official app “Tsunagaru Japanet” will be distributed (free) at the same time, so even those who do not have a BS viewing environment can use the app at home or on the go, such as on the train when commuting early in the morning. Enjoy the broadcast.
The PGA TOUR’s broadcast on BSJapanet is also based on a new agreement between the TOUR’s international broadcasting rights and distribution partners, Warner Bros. Discovery, and the PGA TOUR.
In addition, various contents will be broadcasted by Taisho
Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. as the annual title sponsor of this broadcast.
There are plenty of elements to enjoy other than the “special highlight program” tour broadcast!
In addition to relaying the final two days of each tournament, we plan to broadcast a “special highlight program” that summarizes the relay on the same night as the final day, with a sense of speed. In the “Special Highlight Program”, as BSJapanext’s unique content, in addition to broadcasting highlights, we introduce the history and characteristics of overseas golf courses, introduce players who have been active in each tournament, and introduce sightseeing spots and gourmet foods in the host region. We are also preparing plans that will excite even those who are not familiar with golf.
The live commentary and commentators will be published on the BSJapanext official website as needed. Please look forward to it! Comments on this matter
PGA TOUR APAC General Manager Chris Lee
BSJapanext (operated by a group company of Japanet Holdings Co., Ltd.) has been delivering innovative new TV content to Japanese viewers for the past eight months. We are looking forward to bringing the PGA TOUR live with BSJapanext. We look forward to BSJapanext broadcasting a new era of PGA TOUR as well as distinctive content for Japanese audiences. I am also very grateful to NHK for being a partner of the PGA TOUR for more than 30 years and building a wonderful foundation for golf fans all over Japan. The PGA TOUR will continue to work with BSJapanext to provide completely new and interesting PGA TOUR content that can be enjoyed by golf fans of all ages.
Japanet Broadcasting Co., Ltd. President Takamitsu Sato
We are very happy to be able to broadcast the historic PGA TOUR, which has been popular with golf fans for a long time, on BSJapanext from January next year. Our BS broadcasting station will broadcast not only relays, but also “special highlight programs” as original content. In addition, it will be delivered simultaneously with the free official app, so you can enjoy it anywhere. Not only golf fans, but also those who are not familiar with golf, we will deliver the PGA TOUR with exciting content that will make you feel like you are on the tour. Anyone can view it for free, so please enjoy it.
Broadcast date and time
Program Title: Taisho Pharmaceutical Presents PGA TOUR TV Program PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions
Live broadcast: January 8, 2023 (Sunday) 8:00 am to 10:30 am (* subject to change)
Special highlight program: Monday, January 9, 2023 from 9:00 to 10:00 Broadcast format: Free nationwide *Simultaneous distribution with the official free app “Tsunagaru Japanet”
-Future broadcast schedule-
■ January 8th and 9th morning 8:00-10:30
Sentry Tournament of Champions
■ 1/15, 16
Sony Open in Hawaii
■ 1/22, 23
The American Express
■ 1/28, 29
Farmers Insurance Open
■ 2/5, 6
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
■ 2/12, 13
2023 WM Phoenix Open
■ 2/19, 20
The Genesis Invitational
■ 2/26, 27
The Honda Classic
■ 3/5, 6
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
■ 3/12, 13
The Players Championship
■ 3/19, 20
■ 3/26, 27
WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
■ 4/2, 3
valero texas open
■ 4/16, 17
■ 4/23, 24
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
■ 4/30, 5/1
Mexican Open at Vidanta
■ 5/7, 8
wells fargo championship
■ 5/14, 15
AT&T Byron Nelson
■ 5/28, 29
Charles Schwab Challenge
■ 6/4, 5
The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday
■ 6/11, 12
RBC Canadian Open
■ 6/25, 26
Rocket Mortgage Classic
■ 7/9, 10
john deere classic
■ 7/16, 17
■ 7/23, 24
■ 7/30, 31
■ 8/6, 7
■ 8/13, 14
FedEx St. Jude Championship
■ 8/20, 21
■ 8/27, 28
*There are no plans to broadcast tournaments other than the above (Masters Tournament, US PGA Championship, US Open Golf Championship, British Open Golf Championship, Genesis Scottish Open).
You can also enjoy it on the Star Flyer in-flight monitor!
In August 2022, we plan to broadcast on the in-flight monitor of Star Flyer, which announced a capital and business alliance with group company Japanet Holdings Co., Ltd. (Scheduled to start from March 2023)
How to watch BSJapanext
Anyone with a BS viewing environment can watch
(Some of them vary depending on the contracted cable TV, optical line TV service, etc.)
1. Press the “BS” button on the TV remote control
2. Press the “program guide” button on the TV remote control to display the data broadcasting program guide
3. Find and select the “BSJapanext channel logo” (263ch) from the “program guide” using the left and right buttons
* If you do not have a BS viewing environment, you will need to prepare separately.
If you can’t watch it with the above, please try one of the following [Image 3
Official app “Tsunagaru Japanet”
You can download it here.
https://japanetapp.page.link/open (smartphone only, compatible with both iPhone and Android)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.japanet.japanetapp [Image 4
Download the official app “Tsunagaru Japanet”
Broadcasting station overview
Broadcasting station: BS Japanext (read: BS Japanext) *No space between S and J Channel number: BS263ch
Broadcasting area: Nationwide (BS broadcasting)
Broadcast format: Free
Official Twitter (@BSJapanext_263): https://twitter.com/BSJapanext_263
-About Warner Bros. Discovery-
Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq:WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company with a portfolio of titles and unique brands across its entire portfolio of television, film and streaming. The programs and services we produce and distribute are available in more than 220 countries and regions and in more than 50 languages. Through our representative brands and networks, we provide information and inspiration to people all over the world, and bring laughter and excitement. It offers.
Major brands and networks under Warner Bros. Discovery are:
Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Movies, Warner Bros. Brothers Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, MONDO TV, Tabi Channel, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Films, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV, etc.
For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.
-About PGA TOUR, the governing body-
The PGA TOUR is dedicated to inspiring and inspiring fans, partners and the global community by showcasing some of golf’s greatest players. Co-sponsoring matches for the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latino-America, and PGA TOUR Canada. The members of the PGA TOUR are the best players in the world, with players from 29 countries (90 players from outside the United States). PGA TOUR games will be televised nationally on CBS, NBC and the Golf Channel, as well as on streaming service ESPN+. Outside the United States, it is broadcast in over 200 countries and territories in 27 languages through 43 broadcast partners. In addition, since all matches are held for non-profit purposes, we attach great importance to contributing to charity, and the total amount of charity raised so far is 3.37 billion dollars.
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