Golf Nation Now Available on VIZIO WatchFree+ and On Demand
NBTV Channels’ video entertainment network Golf Nation is set to officially debut its Free Ad-Supported Television (FAST) golf-lifestyle channel on VIZIO (NYSE: VZIO) Smart TVs.
Millions of VIZIO Smart TV users will be the first to stream Golf Nation programming at no cost on WatchFree+ channel 612 and on demand. Golf Nation content was initially previewed in December 2022 on GolfNation.com as a groundbreaking video-on-demand provider of entertaining, commercial-free, golf-lifestyle shows.
In the inaugural season of original shows, the following episodes are produced by NBTV Studios and range from five to 30 minutes:
- Ambush with David Feherty – Hidden camera hijinks with golf’s most comedic figure
- Three Courses – Travel to play, eat and drink with influencers Gabi Powel, Hannah Leiner
- Golf Unseen – Adventures to exotic golf locations with cultural experiences, hosted by Carolina Romero and Mike Mason (nine-time X Games medalist)
- Tee Shots – Drink, chat, swing, repeat hosted by famous mixologist Bill Binder
- Versus – Rotating golf celebrities and influencers compete head-to-head
“We are excited to premiere Golf Nation’s line-up of curated content on VIZIO Smart TVs,” says Greg Barnard, Director of Content Acquisition at VIZIO. “And thanks to a major brand sponsor of the channel, Golf Nation will be featured on the VIZIO Home Screen at launch, helping VIZIO users discover live and on demand content at the beginning of their TV viewing experience.”
“Thanks in large part to VIZIO, Golf Nation will boast one of the largest golf-oriented audiences in the U.S.,” says Nick Buzzell, Chairman and CEO of Golf Nation. “The significant distribution lift excites our brand partners who authentically sell products featured in our shows.”
Golf Nation started with a built-in audience, as more than 60% of Spirits Network viewers indicated a passion for golf.
An investor community darling, Golf Nation’s thesis attracted backers Mark Bezos (HighPost Capital), David Nichols (former President of K-Swiss), John Esposito (Chairman of Whistle Pig and former CEO of Bacardi North America), Mindy Grossman, Partner at Consello and former CEO of WW International (Weight Watchers in partnership with Oprah Winfrey and CEO of HSNI, parent company to Home Shopping Network). Company leadership is equally strong, with former President of the PGA of America Suzy Whaley as President, sports media veteran Noah Coslov as GM, Kim Weinstein as President of NBTV Studios (producer of Golf Nation original shows), and golf marketing PR and visionary Rich Katz as an advisory board member.
All shows are watched and live perpetually on golfnation.com, its Android app, and Spirits Network, parent company NBTV’s first entertainment vertical. In upcoming months, they will be available on Golf Nation iOS app, Apple TV and additional streaming services.