Scot Thor Joins Back9Network to Lead Golf Lifestyle Programming

HARTFORD, CONN., January 15, 2014:  Back9Network, the golf lifestyle multiplatform media network, announced today that Emmy Award-winning programming and production executive, Scot Thor will join the network as Senior Vice President of Programming.  Scot is leaving behind his role as Senior Vice President of Development and Production at Intersport. 

“Scot’s experience and track record in network television is most impressive,” said James L. Bosworth, CEO of Back9Network. “We are thrilled to add his expertise to the dynamic and growing senior leadership team at Back9, and welcome him and his family to Connecticut.”

Thor’s experience includes 20 years of sports and entertainment media experience in network and start up environments. He oversaw the development and launch of the first ever made for mobile content verticals in entertainment, music, sports, and Latino for Sprint inclusive of production, programming, and ad sales. He was also responsible for launching 20 West Productions, Intersport’s original non-fiction content group diversifying traditional sports companies’ client portfolios to include the likes of Discovery Communications, Scripps Networks, AETN and MSNBC.

“The opportunity to join the Back9Network to help craft the content and programming vision of the network was something I could not pass up.  I have been blown away at the talent Jamie has already aggregated here and know we are well on our way to building something special for our advertisers, distribution partners, and passionate consumers,” said Thor.

Back9Network, which made its online debut in 2012, is focused on all the things golf fans love about playing and living the game.  Back9Network’s state-of-the-art TV studio and digital video production facility is located in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, which is quickly becoming the sports media capital of the world with ESPN, NBC Sports and YES Network also based in the state.  Back9Network plans to launch its television-programming lineup via cable and satellite later this year.

About Back9Network: Back9Network, based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a lifestyle multiplatform television network and media company. Back9Network was developed as a complementary alternative to traditional media’s focus on professional golf tournament coverage.  Focused on compelling storytelling, interesting personalities, features and fashions, interviews and instruction, travel, gear and much more, fans of all kinds will want to hang with the Back9Network., the online clubhouse for Back9Network, delivers a fresh perspective on the golf lifestyle and its worldwide influence.  Back9Network’s leadership includes respected and outspoken executives from the golf and media industries.  Back9Network recently moved into its new Corporate Headquarters and TV/Video Production Studio in Hartford, joining ESPN, NBC Sports and YES Network in Connecticut.  For further information, visit 

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Gina Antoniello          Back9Network    732-236-4659