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02/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/11/2019 17:07

Henni Zuel signs with GOLFTV

Zuel becomes Lead Tour Correspondent for GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR.

Award-winning broadcaster and former Ladies European Tour player will host and produce a range of tournament programming, including the platform's exclusive Tiger Woods content.

Joins this week's Genesis Open coverage from the Riviera Country Club, California.

NEW YORK, LONDON, February 11, 2019 - Henni Zuel, the former Ladies European Tour professional and experienced tournament broadcaster, has joined GOLFTV to spearhead the streaming service's tour-player coverage.

An established fan favorite for her expert insights and coverage of the game, Zuel will be taking fans on course and behind the scenes exclusively for GOLFTV. As Lead Tour Correspondent, she will bring global fans closer to the best action, biggest stories and top players of the day.

As part of GOLFTV's exclusive content partnership with Tiger Woods, Zuel will be working with the 80-time PGA TOUR winner and 14-time major champion on tour and off. Among other things, this will include daily hits with Tiger during tournament weeks, practice-round coverage and behind-the-scenes interactions between Tiger and his team.

Henni Zuel, Lead Tour Correspondent, GOLFTV, said: 'Golf is my passion and has been a central part of my life from an early age, from learning the game to joining the Ladies European Tour to telling the stories of golf's biggest events to fans at home. I can't wait to get out on the course for GOLFTV, bringing fans closer to the action and offering the exclusive access I know they love.

'When I saw the global vision and scale of GOLFTV, I knew I had to be a part of it. Bringing Tiger Woods on board was a huge sign of intent and I'm excited to play my part to share his exclusive story with golf fans everywhere.'

Tiger Woods, an exclusive content partner with GOLFTV, commented: 'I've been really gratified by the reaction of the fans to my first content on GOLFTV. Discovery has done an amazing job to establish this global digital platform and it's been so exciting to have GOLFTV to talk directly to golf fans everywhere.

'I'm looking forward to working with Henni and the team to share more exclusive access to my preparations and thoughts during tournament weeks.'

Alex Kaplan, President and General Manager, Discovery Golf, said: 'Discovery has a long heritage of working with the most accomplished, knowledgeable and expert talent who bring content to life that powers people's passions. Henni is a perfect fit in this regard and will help GOLFTV tell the biggest and best exclusive stories from the professional tours to golf fans everywhere.

'We're thrilled with our first Tiger content. Having Henni's expertise to help capture his experiences and reactions from the TOUR will be invaluable.'

Zuel, who enjoyed a successful career on the Ladies European Tour and became the youngest player to join that tour as a 13-year-old amateur, is a familiar face to the international golf audience. She began her broadcast career for the PGA TOUR's broadcast partner in the United Kingdom, Sky Sports, in 2015 and has been part of the broadcaster's award-winning golf coverage since then, including during the Ryder Cup and golf's majors.

Henni joins the GOLFTV team at this week's Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club, California. Fans can visit GOLF.TV for more information and sign up to follow the action.

GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR, launched in January 2019 by Discovery and the TOUR, is available to fans around the world.* It presents more than 2,000 hours of live action each year** - including THE PLAYERS Championship, the FedExCup Playoffs and the Presidents Cup - as well as a wide range of premium content on-demand, featuring the sport's most exciting moments, superstar players and tournaments on every screen and device.

GOLFTV users in all international countries* can enjoy live coverage of the PGA TOUR's Featured Holes and Featured Groups live streams, which feature many of the best players on the TOUR and appears before the traditional television broadcast window. Full live rights are available on GOLFTV in a range of markets and growing year-on-year**.

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*Excluding US. Excludes China and South Korea, where Discovery is set to hold PGA TOUR linear TV rights.

** Please see full market list for full live PGA TOUR coverage below.

NOTES TO EDITORS

GOLFTV is a digital video streaming platform and available in all international markets (excluding China and South Korea). It will feature a wide range of premium programming and content, including the PGA TOUR's Featured Holes and Featured Groups live streams.

In addition, full live coverage will be rolled out market by market in accordance with rights activation dates. The full live rights starting dates by territory are shown below for Discovery's separate agreements with the PGA TOUR and European Tour.

PGA TOUR:

Date Markets
2019 Australia, Belgium (Flemish), Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam.
2020 Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Latin America, Poland, South Korea, Thailand.
2021 Austria, Belgium (French), Balkan markets, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Taiwan.
2022 Finland, India, New Zealand, Sweden, UK & Ireland.
2024 France, Middle East.

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About Discovery:

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit https://corporate.discovery.com/ and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

About GOLFTV

GOLFTV is the new 'digital home of golf' for the global fan community. At the heart of GOLFTV is a live and on-demand video streaming service, showing every moment of the PGA TOUR, European Tour and Ladies European Tour, featuring the world's greatest players, to a global audience every week. Established with innovation at its core, GOLFTV brings new drive, creativity and immersive technology to the world of golf. It aspires to offer fans a new way to consume, watch, play and engage with the game every day. GOLFTV is part of Discovery, a global leader in real-life entertainment with an extensive portfolio of direct-to-consumer platforms. Visit GOLF.TV and follow @GOLFTV on Twitter for the latest updates.