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That new format is awful. They are getting shelled for it on their fb page by angry Lifetime Members.

I tried to keep an open mind but was hoping for a highlight heavy wrap up.

The Crazy John coffee hour ain't cutting it.

I could barely find any video of the event in the first one.
And even that was just 5 to 15 players driving the same hole over and over.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:14 AM
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This might go down as their "new coke" campaign
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As a lifetime member, I'm pretty disappointed.

But, money doesn't grow on trees. They are doing what they can, with what they've got.
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Any assumption that what they're doing this weekend is some indication of how they'll do coverage going forward is just wrong. It's an experiment, and they've been entirely upfront about that fact.

I think they had access to a full fledged television studio and decided to take advantage of it and see what happens. They aren't going to have that kind of access in Finland for the European Open or at Lemon Lake for the Worlds. They'll probably go back to something a bit more familiar and live for those events. And of course, the people that want to bitch will find something else to bitch about.

I think people forget sometimes that these guys aren't full time professional broadcasters. They're running on a shoestring budget broadcasting on the internet a few times a year. Even though they've been doing it for a couple years now, it's still really in its infancy. There are going to be kinks along the way. There are going to be failed experiments along the way.

Frankly, I think it's a little disturbing how uppity some of these "lifetime" members (I'm one too) are getting about the shows this weekend. Like their one-time $25 contribution is supposed to entitle them to ESPN-level quality of coverage at all times, or the totality of all the lifetime members contributions is supposed to give the DGP guys an unlimited budget to work from. Some people need a little perspective. Four or five years ago, the only live coverage we could get of an event was to watch dots on a cartoon graphic. The fact that there is anything to watch, whether it's live action or a live highlight show each night of an event, is a big step in the right direction. That they've gotten something on TV, even if it is a half-hour on a small cable network four times a year, is a step in the right direction.
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I disagree that they're doing the best they can, if they are going to do a post round show they could go more down the route of filming rounds and just playing it back. I haven't seen the new show but from what I understand it's mostly just those eggheads talking and not much footage.
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I do understand that it is expensive to do. And I appreciate what they have done.
But the new format isn't going to help them at all imo.
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Any assumption that what they're doing this weekend is some indication of how they'll do coverage going forward is just wrong. It's an experiment, and they've been entirely upfront about that fact.

I think they had access to a full fledged television studio and decided to take advantage of it and see what happens. They aren't going to have that kind of access in Finland for the European Open or at Lemon Lake for the Worlds. They'll probably go back to something a bit more familiar and live for those events. And of course, the people that want to bitch will find something else to bitch about.

I think people forget sometimes that these guys aren't full time professional broadcasters. They're running on a shoestring budget broadcasting on the internet a few times a year. Even though they've been doing it for a couple years now, it's still really in its infancy. There are going to be kinks along the way. There are going to be failed experiments along the way.

Frankly, I think it's a little disturbing how uppity some of these "lifetime" members (I'm one too) are getting about the shows this weekend. Like their one-time $25 contribution is supposed to entitle them to ESPN-level quality of coverage at all times, or the totality of all the lifetime members contributions is supposed to give the DGP guys an unlimited budget to work from. Some people need a little perspective. Four or five years ago, the only live coverage we could get of an event was to watch dots on a cartoon graphic. The fact that there is anything to watch, whether it's live action or a live highlight show each night of an event, is a big step in the right direction. That they've gotten something on TV, even if it is a half-hour on a small cable network four times a year, is a step in the right direction.

I think you are confused. There is no disc golf. I'm sure everyone would be fine if they at least kept on doing what they have been doing: filming live disc golf. It's never been great but at least it was something.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:39 AM
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I completely understand lifetime members disappointment in the change. Dgptv's whole selling point is live coverage. "Your only portal for live disc golf, anywhere"

Any expectations they have with regard to dgptv were established by dgptv.
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I saw on the FB page someone said they seem to be focusing on a "half hour segment for the Beach Sports Network." What's that about? Are they trying to put together a half hour show from the KCWO footage, or is it something else that is just taking up their resources right now?

I can see the value in having a recap show with highlights, and this could be a necessary stepping stone to be able to provide both the live stream and then the highlight show afterwards, but IDK for sure.
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I think you are confused. There is no disc golf. I'm sure everyone would be fine if they at least kept on doing what they have been doing: filming live disc golf. It's never been great but at least it was something.
So this weekend is different from the last however many weekends since the Collegiate Championships?

Yeah, they tried something different this weekend. It apparently isn't too popular. Oh well. Next tournament they'll get back to what they've done before, I'm sure.

I'm not saying people shouldn't be disappointed that they don't get to watch live disc golf this weekend. I'm disappointed too. But I think the level of anger over it (not necessarily in this thread, but certainly on some of the facebook threads and the chat boards that accompany the videos) is a bit out of line.

Of course, there always seems to be disproportionate levels of anger over some aspect(s) of every broadcast they've ever done, so maybe I shouldn't be so surprised by the reactions this weekend. I think what I said about the uppity attitude of some folks holds not just over the KCWO coverage, but for every broadcast they've done. Perspective is something that seems to be lacking.
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