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August 30, 2021 | Tom Ballard

ParOne launches new technology for live stream golf tournament broadcasts

JR Charles, Founder of ParOne Inc., has announced that the company that he founded in Knoxville has completed development of new technology that syndicates live stream golf tournament broadcasts globally and, for the first time ever, allows golfers to watch competitions within the golf apps and websites they regularly consume.

Now headquartered in New York City but with a local office here, ParOne was launched by the Memphis native and University of Tennessee, Knoxville graduate as ParOne TV with its initial product being a digital signage brand for golf pro shops. Fast forward from our initial 2014 article, and ParOne is a digital media and technology company that has a unique way of distributing original and branded video content, engaging international golf audiences.

In its latest announcement, ParOne writes that the company “is targeting tours and media rights holders to live stream their golf tournament broadcasts to the company’s global distribution network of apps and websites totaling 15 million monthly active users. This offering is massively groundbreaking in function and scale, and represents a new way for these content providers to realize substantially increased reach, viewership, engagement and revenue.  Unique to the market, tournament action, color commentary, interviews and highlights are automatically translated, via captions, into viewers’ native languages.”

Charles was a participant in the inaugural “MediaWorks Accelerator” hosted by the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and will be involved as a Mentor in the upcoming “Maker City Summit.”


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