Kodak Joins GOLF CHANNEL to Promote Broadcast of Fall PGA TOUR Events
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Kodak Joins GOLF CHANNEL to Promote Broadcast of Fall PGA "Golf's Photo Finish presented by Kodak" Aims to Get Fans More Involved in P Challenge Action This Fall 10.05.2009 – Twitter Pitc ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sep 23, 2009 -- As part of the inaugural Kodak Challenge Kodak Joins G Broadcast of competition, Kodak announced today it will join GOLF CHANNEL in a series of high profile activities to promote the broadcast of the PGA TOUR Fall Series and the News Facts culmination of the Kodak Challenge. As part of t Challenge c The Kodak-GOLF CHANNEL Fall partnership, dubbed "Golf's Photo Finish announced i presented by Kodak," involves a series of on-air and online promotions designed to in a series o build greater viewer and spectator interest in the final five events of the PGA TOUR promote the season, including the conclusion of the inaugural $1 million Kodak Challenge TOUR Fall S the Kodak C competition. The Kodak- partnership, Contests Geared to Engage Fans Finish prese series of on To more actively involve fans in Kodak Challenge and PGA TOUR Fall action, Kodak designed to and GOLF CHANNEL have created a series of weekly fan contests tied to GOLF spectator int CHANNEL Fall Series programming. Beginning with coverage of the Turning Stone events of th Resort Championship on October 1, the "Photo Challenge" will present a series of including the on-screen photo-trivia questions during the GOLF CHANNEL's PGA TOUR coverage inaugural $1 competition. and "Big Break" broadcasts. To participate, fans can visit a special website Beginning w (www.GolfChannel.com/PhotoChallenge) to answer the photo-trivia questions and Stone Resor become eligible for prizes. Many of the questions will be Kodak Challenge-themed 1, the "Phot and Kodak products will be among the prizes available for winning participants. series of on questions d In addition to the photo-trivia contest, a special "Text to Win" promotion will provide PGA TOUR fans watching PGA TOUR action on GOLF CHANNEL the opportunity to instantly win broadcasts. a KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera. At various intervals during each day of Fall The KODAK tournament coverage, on-screen messages will prompt viewers to text message plays a role their entry for a chance to win the KODAK Zi8. Golf" storyli digital video personal vid "Big Break Disney Golf" to Showcase Kodak Challenge & Kodak Products experiences Kodak products and the Kodak Challenge competition will have integral roles in the Resource Li Fall 2009 installment of GOLF CHANNEL's "Big Break Disney Golf", which premieres October 13 and airs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET. The 12th edition of the Big Break series, "Big Break Disney Golf" features a field of 12 golfers competing in a series of golf skill-based activities for a shot to play in the 2010 Children's Miracle Network Classic, a PGA TOUR event. The KODAK Zx1 Pocket Video Camera and elements of the Kodak Challenge competition are featured throughout the 10-week series, which includes a segment filmed at the final Kodak Challenge hole of the 2009 season, hole #17 at Disney's Magnolia Course, home to the Children's Miracle Network Classic. The KODAK Zx1 Pocket Video Camera plays a role in the "Big Break Disney Golf" storyline, as contestants use the digital video camera to capture personal video diaries of their experiences. Segments from the videos will appear during the program, and a special "Big Break Disney Golf" microsite will provide access to additional video content captured during the 10-week series. "In a very short period of time, the Kodak Challenge has generated a great deal of interest among golf fans, PGA TOUR players, and our customers and business partners," commented Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. "As the players enter the final swing of the PGA TOUR and close in on the Kodak Challenge $1 million prize, we're pleased to join GOLF CHANNEL and the PGA TOUR in a variety of activities that are specifically geared towards engaging fans in the Fall golf action." The Kodak Challenge is a first-of-its-kind competition for PGA TOUR players and fans which celebrates beautiful holes and memorable moments on the PGA TOUR. In 2009, 30 PGA TOUR tournaments feature a designated Kodak Challenge hole. Players must play at least 18 of the 30 Kodak Challenge holes throughout the season to compete for the $1 million prize. The Kodak Challenge contest concludes at the Children's Miracle Network Classic in November at DISNEY's Magnolia Golf Course in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Kodak's marketing partnership with the TOUR includes the designation as Official Imaging Provider of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour, including cameras, printers and scanners. For more on the Kodak Challenge visit kodakchallenge.com and pgatour.com/kodakchallenge. Fans can also follow the Kodak Challenge at facebook.com/kodakchallenge, twitter.com/kodakchallenge, and 1000words.kodak.com/kodakchallenge. About Kodak As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives. To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at http://www.kodak.com/go/followus. More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery --join today at www.kodakgallery.com. About the PGA TOUR The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to expand the PGA TOUR domestically and internationally so as to substantially increase player financial benefits while maintaining our commitment to growth in charity and integrity to the game. In 2009, the three Tours are competing in 100 events for more than $350 million in prize money. Tournaments will be held in 10 countries outside the U.S. and in 35 states. In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the three Tours have surpassed the $1 billion mark in overall charitable contributions. The PGA TOUR's web site address is www.pgatour.com and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. About the GOLF CHANNEL GOLF CHANNEL (www.GolfChannel.com), co-founded by Arnold Palmer and a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. GOLF CHANNEL features a programming schedule that includes more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as news, instruction and original productions. In addition to more than 40 PGA TOUR events and at least 15 European Tour events per year, GOLF CHANNEL also televises a generous schedule of events from the LPGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. In 2009, more than 2,100 hours will air in high definition, including tournaments and all-new original series, highlighted by marquee events like The Presidents Cup and The Solheim Cup. Also featured is a generous mix of other competition from the USGA and PGA of America. Beginning in 2010, GOLF CHANNEL will be the exclusive television or cable home of all the world's major tours. Financial Media:KodakDavid Lanzillo, +1 585-781- email@example.comChristopher Veronda, +1 585-724- firstname.lastname@example.orgTrade Media:KodakSteven J. Powell, +1 email@example.comEric Mower and AssociatesChuck Beeler, +1 firstname.lastname@example.org Short URL: http://pitch.pe/28169 About Kodak Challenge Contacting Kodak Challenge Kodak Challenge , Website: © Copyright 2009 PitchEngine, Inc.