Where to watch the 2011 PGA Championship live online

Tiger Woods is back! Well, back at the Atlanta Golf Club anyway, where he’ll participate in this week’s 93rd PGA Championship. The tournament will be broadcast live online with multiple streams, a 360-degree-camera and a nifty feature that will allow fans to share clips on Facebook.

Where to Watch the 2010 Masters Tournament Online

Are you a golf fan who’s sick of Tiger Woods giving press conferences and just wants to watch some golf already? Well, your patience is about to be rewarded, as the 2010 Masters Tournament this Thursday at noon– Oh, no, you have a day job? Never fear, friend. That’s what the Internet is for.

CBSSports.com (s cbs) and Masters.com will be providing over 86 hours of live video from the Augusta National Golf Club, an increase of 50 percent over last year, spread out across numerous coverage options. Read More about Where to Watch the 2010 Masters Tournament Online

Where to Watch the Tiger Woods Press Conference Online

UPDATED We’re usually not much into celebrity gossip, but we have to admit that Tiger Woods’ rapid descent from golf stardom to yellow press fodder has been fascinating, if only for the fact that it seemed much more like a bad TV movie than real life. A car crashed into a tree? The questionable use of a golf club? Countless mistresses? It’s certainly been an interesting ride.

However, one voice that’s been missing form the media circus is that of Woods himself, which is why he has decided to hold a press conference at the PGA Tour Headquarters in Florida this Friday. This is Woods’ first public statement in months, and he is expected to tell us about his plans to return to the world of golf.

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PGA Championship Delivers 3.4M Streams

Well, Tiger Woods didn’t walk away with a win from the 2009 PGA Championship (that honor went to Y.E. Yang), but it was a record-setting weekend for PGA.com and Turner Sports, which served up 3.4 million video streams over the course of the 4-day event.
According to the press announcement:

  • PGA.com Had 1.4 million average daily unique visitors, up 94 percent over 2008
  • The Turner Sports online golf portfolio (including PGA.com, Yahoo and picture-in-picture streams) served up a total of 3.4 million video streams, including a record 2.4 million live player streams (up 204 percent over last year)
  • Friday, Aug. 14, the second day of the tournament, had 1.7 million unique users, and 1.3 million live player and on-demand video streams.
  • Too bad Tiger Woods didn’t fart on camera this time around — the numbers would have been even bigger.

    Vid-Biz: Roku, DISH, Paul Abdul

    Roku Raised an Additional $13.4 Million; SEC documents show the set-top box maker received the funds from Menlo Ventures over two rounds. (Contentinople)
    DISH Network Profits Down 81 Percent; TiVo litigation costs and rising expenses to blame for poor second quarter, though the company did add 26,000 net subscribers for its first quarterly increase in more than a year. (The New York Times)
    People Fast-Forwarded Through Paula Abdul; stats from TiVo reveal that people skipped what the sometimes nutty former American Idol judge had to say. (Broadcasting & Cable)
    An Early Look at EpixHD; the private beta shows off the some online features such as social viewing that can be accessed by non-subscribers. (Multichannel News)
    Turner Launches PGA iPhone App; lets fans stream live video from the 2009 PGA Championship August 13 – 16. (MediaWeek)
    Rumor: iTunes 9 to Support Blu-ray; support could arrive as soon as next month, update could also include Twitter and Facebook integration. (The Apple Blog)

    Vid-Biz: Brightcove, Move, Truveo

    Brightcove CEO Says Company is Profitable, Cash-Flow Positive; Jeremy Allaire credits the revenue growth, in part, to traction in the enterprise and government verticals. (Business Insider)

    What’s Going on With Move Networks? After keeping quiet for a couple of months, company plans to shift strategy to become a wholesale provider of IPTV video services that will be delivered over open broadband networks. (VideoNuze)

    Truveo Relaunches in 17 Countries; video search engine goes with a more Google-like look, strikes deal with Univision. (paidContent)

    Pirate Bay Founders Sent Court Summons Via Twitter; Dutch entertainment industry group used the micro-blogging service and Facebook because they didn’t know the exact locations of Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg. (The Hollywood Reporter)

    Netflix Adds Streaming Availability Dates; now users can see when a movie in their queue will be available to “Watch Instantly.” (Hacking Netflix)

    Turner and PGA Re-Up Through 2019; Turner to continue to manage PGA.com, and to launch mobile and new media offerings. (Broadcasting & Cable)

    MTV Streams The Maxx; cult comic cartoon from the 90s goes online. (The Beat)

    Tiger’s Return Generates 2.5 Million Streams

    tiger_returnTiger Woods’ return to golf didn’t end in victory (he was ousted today), but it did generate some big numbers for PGATour.com. The site announced today that it served more than 2.5 million streams during the first round of the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship yesterday.

    The last time Woods played was in June, during a down-to-the-wire playoff against Rocco Mediate at the U.S. Open that generated more than 4 million streams in one day. PGATour.com didn’t livecast Woods’ return, but instead offered hole-by-hole coverage of Woods’ first round shortly after each hole was completed. Hopefully Woods will stay healthy so those online video numbers will stay up.

    Turner Sports, which manages the PGATour.com, is on a bit of a roll as it also manages NBA.com, which just served up 14 million streams for the recent All-Star Weekend.

    Vid-Biz: Chernin, Midwest Teen Sex Show, Tiger Woods

    Peter Chernin’s Exit from News Corp. Could Hurt Hulu; old media exec was new media friendly and his departure could impact Hulu’s ability to retain and attract new content. (The Business Insider)

    Midwest Teen Sex Show Episodes Pulled from MySpace, YouTube and Facebook; the straight-talk sex education show has certain episodes removed for supposed terms of service violations. (Tilzy.tv)

    Watch Tiger Woods’ Return to Golf Online; PGATOUR.com to provide live coverage of the World Golf Championships starting Wed., Feb. 25. (emailed release)

    U2 Content Going Up on Comcast; 50 of the band’s video and concerts will be available in HD on Demand. (release)

    GridNetworks Partners with Widevine Technologies; Widevine will provide DRM for content delivered through the GridCast TV service. (release)

    Twentieth Century Fox Launches Internet TV Service in Italy; FlopTV will focus on Italian comedy and will be a mix of pro and user-generated content in HD; available through PCs, video game boxes and mobile phones. (Variety)

    Pixel8 Networks Working on a New Video Delivery Technology; company says its launch in September will offer more powerful video distribution at a lower cost. (VentureBeat)