Media consolidation was inevitable.
May 3, 2023 by Charlie Eisenhood in Analysis, Opinion with comments
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For years, disc golfers have debated the best way to enjoy watching the professional side of the sport: live or post? While the conversation will undoubtedly continue, there’s been a fundamental shift in what it really means. The Disc Golf Pro Tour owns it all.
The news about the DGPT acquiring Jomez Pro, the 800 pound gorilla of post-production round coverage, shouldn’t come as an earth-shattering surprise. Because the DGPT firmly holds the cards around which media companies get access to content, it was inevitable that the tour was going to “in house” a post-pro company at some point. But did anybody expect it to be Jomez — or expect it to be this suddenly? There are significant implications behind the Jomez acquisition, not only for the future of media in disc golf but also for what it means about where the overall industry is right now.
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