Golf News for Friday, January 23, 2009 | People

GOLF CHANNEL promotes Chris Murvin to senior vice president

ORLANDO, Fla. -- GOLF CHANNEL announced that Chris Murvin has been promoted to senior vice president, Business Affairs. Murvin will supervise the human resources and legal departments and manage the administration of the network’s existing contracts with the major golf organizations, as well as its international partners. He will continue to report to Page Thompson, president of the cable network.

A graduate of Auburn University and Cumberland School of Law, Murvin was a member of the group that Joe Gibbs and Arnold Palmer formed to create GOLF CHANNEL. Murvin left the network in 2000 only to return six years later as general counsel, a position he held prior to his promotion.

GOLF CHANNEL (, co-founded by Arnold Palmer and a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. Featuring programming that includes more live golf coverage than all other television networks combined, GOLF CHANNEL also delivers up-to-the-minute news, golf instruction and original specials, series and documentaries. As the exclusive cable home of the PGA TOUR, GOLF CHANNEL televises part or all of every PGA TOUR event. The network also is the exclusive television home of the Nationwide Tour and European Tour, the exclusive cable home of the Champions Tour and a destination for a generous mix of other competition from the LPGA Tour, USGA and PGA of America. GOLF CHANNEL HD, a dedicated high-definition channel.

For more information contact, GOLF CHANNEL Public Relations, 407/355-4653