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All You Need to Know About Exciting Upgrades on DGN 2.0!

By Nick Quargnenti

The Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT) is rolling out a major update to its streaming service with the release of Disc Golf Network (DGN) 2.0. With some exciting new features already available and more in the works, this update is coming just in time to start getting excited about the upcoming 2024 season. In case you missed the official announcement, we’ve got you covered – here’s all the details on the most thrilling updates to your favorite disc-slinging platform.

If you have any questions regarding recent changes, navigating the new platform, or understanding the migration, please check out this support article or contact our support team via the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the page.

PDGA Discount Made Effortless!

  • NOTE (12.14.23): The DGN development team is currently working to address a small bug related to the process of connecting accounts for current DGN subscribers. If you’re a current subscriber looking to connect your account, check back just before the Christmas holiday for an update! 

For our PDGA member subscribers, we’ve got some fantastic news. Enjoying your discounted subscription rate just got a whole lot easier! Forget about generating discount codes every 12 months – now, by linking your PDGA and DGN accounts, you’ll automatically access your discount. Stay subscribed, keep your PDGA membership active, and relish the benefits without having to remember to re-apply a code each year. We’ve been working on being able to deliver this update for PDGA members for quite a while, and we’re excited to make it easier for you to enjoy DGN. Check out this support article for more.

If you’re a current PDGA member using a discount on DGN, you’ve still got your discounted price on the new platform for now, but you will need to pair your accounts to maintain your discount after Feb 1. You’ll still be able to pair your accounts afterward, but do it before that date to ensure that you don’t get a higher bill than you expect. It’s easy to do! We promise. 

Calvin Heimburg and Matt Orum During the 2023 Season. Photo: Kevin Huver / DGPT

Next-Level Streaming Quality: 60FPS Streaming Is Almost Here

Get ready for a visual feast, folks! We’re upping the ante by switching from 30 to 60 frames per second (FPS) for live streaming, promising a significant leap in picture quality. This significant leap is more than just an upgrade; it’s a strategic move aligned with the Network’s ongoing commitment to enhancing your viewing experience.

Behind this exciting upgrade is a multifaceted effort to boost picture quality. Our dedication to delivering top-tier visuals is backed by substantial investments in industry-leading broadcast equipment. Notably, throughout the 2023 season, we invested time and resources in testing and implementing a cutting-edge Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) system. In conclusion, by understanding that elevating the streaming quality involves both signal and distribution aspects, this upgrade specifically addresses the distribution side of the equation.

Shelton Springs disc golf course in Shelton, WA. Photo: Kevin Huver / DGPT

See it to Believe it: A Sleeker User Experience!

First things first – prepare to be wowed by the sleek new look of DGN 2.0! Say goodbye to hunting for your favorite content – the updated design introduces menu improvements, content groups, and sliders that make navigating different content categories a breeze. With a fresh color scheme, revamped font package, and eye-catching thumbnails, engaging with your favorite events has never been more exciting. It’s like giving your disc golf experience a turbo boost – see it for yourself to believe the hype!

Heather Young at the 2023 DGPT All-Star Event. Photo: Kevin Huver / DGPT

Pause, Rewind, and Never Miss a Beat with LiveDVR!

Remember the collective sigh when we lost the ability to pause and rewind on DGN? It was a tough blow, and it happened unexpectedly due to an update in the Vimeo system at the beginning of 2023. Many of us were left longing for the convenience of catching a moment we missed during a live stream. Fast forward to 2024, and we’re thrilled to announce that LiveDVR is back, better than ever!

Now, not only can you pause and rewind any live stream, but if you join the action partway through, and make sure you’re all caught up. This means no more anxiously waiting for the video to become available for rewatching. So, go ahead, hit play, rewind, and immerse yourself in the LiveDVR experience!

Milo McIver State Park in Estacada, OR. Photo: Kevin Huver / DGPT

Instant Transcode: Say Goodbye to Waiting!

Transcoding is the process by which a live video is converted into a rewatchable VOD file. 

Are you tired of waiting longer than you want to rewatch live streams after they end? Not anymore! With the introduction of Instant Transcode powered by InSys and AWS Media Services, video on demand (VOD) files for each round will be at your fingertips almost immediately after the live stream wraps up.

Jeff Spring with a group of FPO players at the 2023 All-Star Event. Photo: Kevin Huver / DGPT

Interactive Schedule Page: Your Disc Golf Compass!

Last but certainly not least, get excited for a brand-new schedule page on Disc Golf Network. It’s interactive, it’s user-friendly, and it’s designed with you in mind. Stay ahead of the game with upcoming events and specific broadcast times well in advance. One of your top requests is about to become a reality, and we can’t wait to roll it out for the 2024 season. The exact launch date is still to be announced, but we can’t wait!

Whether you’re a seasoned disc golfer or just dipping your toes into the sport, these enhancements will elevate your live action viewing experience to new heights. So, gear up, grab your discs, and get ready for an exhilarating journey with DGN 2.0 – where every throw is a highlight reel!

The Toboggan course in Milford, MI. Photo: Kevin Huver / DGPT

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