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Uninterrupted Producing Canleo Alvarez Doc For DAZN

According to the Los Angeles Times, DAZN officials describe 40 Days “as a hybrid of ESPN’s 30 for 30 and HBO’s former boxing reality series, 24/7.”

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LeBron James has another entertainment project on his plate. King James and his athlete-focused media brand Uninterrupted will produce a documentary called 40 Days for DAZN. It will follow Canelo Alvarez, DAZN’s biggest boxing draw, as he prepares for his May 4 fight with IBF Champ Daniel Jacobs in Las Vegas.

The documentary will air in two parts. It will debut on DAZN on Tuesday. The second part will be available on April 30. After that, 40 Days will show up on Univision, NBC Sports Net, and Comcast-owned regional sports networks.

“These documentaries will shine a light on the three-dimensional aspect of who these athletes are outside of the ring and empower them to tell their own stories as they prepare for some of the biggest moments in their boxing careers,” Uninterrupted CEO Maverick Carter said.

According to the Los Angeles Times, DAZN officials describe 40 Days “as a hybrid of ESPN’s 30 for 30 and HBO’s former boxing reality series, 24/7.”

“These are exciting times for the sport of boxing, and this partnership between Uninterrupted and DAZN is yet another example of that,” said Oscar de la Hoya, CEO of Alvarez’s promoter, Golden Boy Promotions.

This won’t be the only edition of 40 Days. Anthony Joshua, who has three heavyweight championship belts, will make his US debut at Madison Square Garden in June. That fight will also be available exclusively on DAZN. It is a smart bet that it could be the focus of the next 40 Days.


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SiriusXM Inks Extension For ‘Let’s Go!’ With Tom Brady

“I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM.”

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While Tom Brady won’t be sitting in the top FOX Sports analyst’s chair until 2024, he’ll continue his Let’s Go! show for SiriusXM.

Nearing the conclusion of his appearance on the latest episode, host Jim Gray revealed the show and SiriusXM have agreed to an extension to keep the seven-time Super Bowl winner with the platform.

“Hey Tommy, we have one last announcement as we wrap up the program,” said Gray. “You’re coming back. I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM. We look forward to convening and our co-host Larry Fitzgerald will stay with us as well.”

Brady, in conjunction with Gray and Fitzgerald, launched Let’s Go! in August of 2021.

“Thank you guys, we appreciate the support,” Brady said of SiriusXM President Scott Greenstein and Senior Vice President of Sports Programming Steve Cohen. “We appreciate our fans, and look forward to many more fun years ahead.”

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Mike Francesa: 2 Week Break Before Super Bowl Leads to Media Interviewing Each Other

“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much.”

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Many in the sports media and general media world have converged in Phoenix this week for the Super Bowl, but Mike Francesa isn’t the biggest fan of the build-up to the game.

The Phoenix Convention Center is playing host to this year’s radio row, where many of the storylines leading into the big game are dissected six times over the course of a day.

On his BetRivers podcast, Francesa said he’s never been the biggest fan of Super Bowl week and even taking two weeks between the conference title games.

“I’ve never liked these two weeks up to the Super Bowl,” Francesa said on The Mike Francesa Podcast. “I’ve never liked this week with all the hype and nonsense.”

Francesa added that at this point, all the storylines for both teams competing have been played out.

“People don’t know what to say anymore. It’s like they’re interviewing each other,” he said. “Nobody has anything to say or knows what to say.”

Still, Francesa finished his point by saying there’s an overflow of coverage leading up to the Super Bowl.

“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much,” he said. “But there’s no way around it. That’s the way it works.”

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More Media Credentials Issued For Super Bowl LVII Than Ever Before

More than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.

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Almost three years removed from the COVID-19 pandemic completely shutting down the world, the Super Bowl host city is now bustling with media once again covering the NFL’s championship game.

According to Front Office Sports, more than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday. That figure is up 13% from last year. In 2021, during the peak of the pandemic, only 2,400 media members were allowed to cover the game in Tampa.

A number at or above 6,000 would mean a return of the number of media members covering the game back to pre-pandemic levels.

This year’s Super Bowl is airing on FOX.

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