Portable handheld TV available to media and guests at precedent-setting
DONGGUAN, China, Nov. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Mission Hills Golf Club, China,
the World's No. 1 golf club, is today delighted to announce a partnership with
Kangaroo TV Europe Ltd to provide the state-of-the-art Kangaroo TV to
spectators at the prestigious Omega Mission Hills World Cup. The handheld
multimedia device will be used by select participants on the Club's
championship Olazabal Course from November 22 to 25, 2007.
Kangaroo TV is an easy-to-use, portable device that receives live audio,
video and data streams, allowing the user to "jump" between various screens to
follow the golfers as they make their way around the championship course. It
will feature exclusive live footage from different camera angles,
up-to-the-minute scoring, live tournament commentary, hole/course maps, and
even weather forecasts.
This is the first time such ground-breaking technology will be available
at an Asian golf tournament, reinforcing Mission Hills' status as the
continent's leader in golf innovation. The partnership with Kangaroo TV comes
on the heels of the Club's agreement with the International Federation of PGA
Tours to host the Omega Mission Hills World Cup for a 12-year term.
The Kangaroo TV experience will permit spectators to follow the 28-team
field, as it challenges the Olazabal Course, a par-72, 7251-yard layout
designed by two-time Masters Champion Jose Maria Olazabal. For the first
participation of Kangaroo TV at the World Cup, coverage will be specific to
the expansive "clubhouse" area, fifth, and 18th holes. As the project develops
in the future, the coverage area will grow along with the availability of the
Kangaroo TV devices for public rental.
Tenniel Chu, Executive Director of Mission Hills Golf Club, China: "The
agreement to use Kangaroo TV's cutting-edge technology to further enhance the
viewing experience in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup is testament to our
place at the forefront of the golf revolution in China, where the burgeoning
market will support it."
"We are incredibly proud to be able to unveil Kangaroo TV for golf fans,"
adds Tenniel Chu. "This is indicative of Mission Hills' plan to increase the
popularity the great game of golf in China and further the sport worldwide."
Mark Lichtenhein, PGA European Tour Director of Broadcasting and New
Media agreed: "Following the very positive feedback we received at the first
Kangaroo TV trial at the HSBC World Match Play Championship at Wentworth
recently, we are looking to work with more tournaments to enhance the
spectator experience on course. The Omega Mission Hills World Cup of Golf
represents a superb opportunity to continue this strategy and we look forward
to bringing our Chinese audience closer to the game than ever before."
"Kangaroo TV is honoured to collaborate with the Omega Mission Hills
World Cup, and impressed by the approach Mission Hills is taking to deliver
the best coverage of the event with the spectator in mind," states Alain
Charette, Vice President of Corporate Development and GM of Kangaroo TV
Europe. "Match play and stroke play are perfect for the Kangaroo TV service.
With multiple matches being played, viewers have the choice of which match to
follow, and whether to walk the fairway or stand near a green. Kangaroo TV
allows them access to all live play. This is yet another proof that Kangaroo
TV is committed to branching into major golf tournaments around the globe."
About Mission Hills Golf Club, China
Founded in 1994, Mission Hills Golf Club, China, seeks to create
'International Goodwill through Golf.' The Club occupies over 15 square
kilometres of land and boasts 12 signature courses designed by golf legends
from five different continents. The Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, José Maria
Olazabal, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo, Zhang Lian-Wei, David Leadbetter, Greg
Norman, Jumbo Ozaki, Vijay Singh, Annika Sorenstam and David Duval. Each
course is reflective of the designers' style, offering unique risk / reward
challenges to the player. As a complete golf destination, the Club houses a
five star hotel and world class spa and was voted Best Golf Resort in Asia by
readers of Asian Golf Monthly in 2006 and Golf Resort of the Year in the Rest
of the World category in 2005 by the International Association of Golf Tour
Operators (IAGTO). In May 2004, the Club was accredited by the Guinness World
Records(TM) as the World's Largest Golf Facility, making a name for itself in
the world of premier golf through its exceptional ability to deliver an
unsurpassed level of service excellence. Mission Hills is the proud venue of
the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup for the next consecutive twelve years (2007
Hosting major tournaments has been a regular activity at Mission Hills,
China and it all started with the first international golf tournament in China
back in 1995, the 41st World Cup of Golf; followed by the Tiger Woods China
Challenge in 2001 and the first two editions of the Dynasty Cup in 2003 and
2005. The Club is also the venue for the Mission Hills Asia Pacific Open
Amateur Championship for the next 10 years and the "Home of the Faldo Series
Asia." Mission Hills was recently voted Golf Resort of the Year for the Rest
of the World category by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators
About the World Cup
The 2007 Omega Mission Hills World Cup will launch a new and exciting era
in the history of the event. John Jay Hopkins, a noted Canadian industrialist,
founded the event in 1953 as a way to promote goodwill among nations through
golf. Initially named the Canada Cup, it became the World Cup in 1967 and is
scheduled to be played at Mission Hills Golf Club through 2018. The 2007 Omega
Mission Hills World Cup will offer a purse of $5,000,000. It is a four-day
team event that will feature a four-ball (better-ball) format on days one and
three, and foursomes (alternate shot) format on days two and four.
About Kangaroo Media Inc.
Kangaroo Media Inc. develops, manufactures, commercializes, sells and
rents hand-held wireless audiovisual multi-functional entertainment systems
that allow users to enhance their on-site viewing experience of sporting
events. Kangaroo Media's unique proprietary technology delivers real-time
video, audio and data content to each fan's hand-held Kangaroo TV device. It
gives fans the ability to create their own live-action sporting event on-site.
Kangaroo Media, headquartered near Montreal, Canada, is listed on the Toronto
Stock Exchange (www.tsx.com) as KTV. For more information, visit
For further information:
For further information: Tracey Robertson, Communications Department,
Mission Hills Golf Club, +86 755 2802 0888, Fax: +86 755 2802 5751,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Nadia Petrossi, Communications
Department, Kangaroo TV, +44 7947 640081 UK mobile, +1 514 781 4900 Canadian