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DAZN Reaches 4 Million Subscribers World Wide

“Skipper has made it known that DAZN is bidding for as many streaming rights in the U.S. as the company can get its hands on.”

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DAZN announced last week on FierceVideo it has reached four million subscribers.

DAZN has made a new name for itself in the U.S. and North America since making its streaming services available in September 2018. While its success in the U.S. has primarily come through MMA and boxing and a budding relationship with the MLB, it’s partnerships with the NFL, NBA and the Premiere League oversees is where it first garnered attention.

The digital streaming service is now available in nine markets: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and the US. DAZN executive vice president for North America Joe Markowski said he thinks “we’re very much on track to” reach 20 markets by 2020.

Though DAZN has had a meteoric rise in the states, Markowski said the success of OTT platforms as a whole has helped DAZN keep its footing.

“I’ve seen friends smirk as other OTT competitors fall over,” he said. “If ESPN+ falls over on a Saturday afternoon, that’s not good for us. We as an industry have a responsibility to give trust in the stability of the technology.”

DAZN is often touted as the “the Netflix of sports” but it still has a ways to go to grab the full attention of digital-age sports fans. With former ESPN president John Skipper and former Fox Sports President Jamie Horowitz leading the way for DAZN, marketing and advertising efforts have begun reaching a more mainstream audience.

Skipper has made it known that DAZN is bidding for as many streaming rights in the U.S. as the company can get its hands on. With services like the NFL Sunday Ticket still looking for a partner, DAZN, coupled with its massive audience, are in a position to capitalize.

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John Jastremski Fires Back After Craig Carton Criticism

“I’m not listening to a crook. So you know what? Go take a f—ing hike. How about that.”

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Earlier this week, WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton said John Jastremski — a former WFAN host now hosting a podcast for The Ringer — “shunned” his radio career advice.

During his New York New York podcast Thursday, Jastremski strongly condemned Carton’s remarks.

“I don’t like going here with this stuff, ’cause I know this plays right into what this guy likes to do,” Jastremski said. “This is his M.O. This is what he’s done his entire career. It’s what he’s done for his entire career and he’s had success doing it. He lives for this stuff. But it really set me off. It set me off because I gotta see it on Barrett Sports Media while I’m on vacation. Like I wanna be bothered with this shit, number one. Number two, it’s just tone-deaf, insulting, and flat-out rude every which way.

“Number one: going after people who work at McDonald’s? Who the hell are you to do that? Number two: You’re insulting a multi-billion dollar company where I work. I have a great job, a great platform, a great producer. I have two great jobs, I might add. And you’re insulting both of them. By the way, you’re on that network. Five days a week. And you’re insulting that network. How stupid are you? Taking shots at people of the network you’re on, I’m on. And I could tell you, it pays well. I do ok.

“As for career advice? Guess what? I listen to legends. Bill Simmons, you ever hear of him? Worth a lot more than you. Mike Francesa? My boy Adam Schein? I listen to those guys. I’m not listening to a crook. So you know what? Go take a f—ing hike. How about that.”

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The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz Moving To New Studio

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021.

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The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is leaving its home at the Clevelander hotel on South Beach in Miami and moving into a new studio next year, according to a report from The Big Lead.

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021. It has remained the home for the show since Le Batard and John Skipper formed Meadowlark Media.

After a $50 million distribution deal with DraftKings was secured, the Meadowlark podcast network has grown in both reach and talent, allowing for an expanded studio space.

No immediate details were given on where the new studio space would be located.

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NSMA Announces Finalists for Awards, Hall of Fame

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

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The National Sports Media Association revealed its finalists for its national sportscaster of the year and national sportswriter of the year, and there are plenty of heavy hitters in the industry up for consideration for the NSMA awards.

Among the nominees for National Sportscaster of the Year include Al Michaels, Ian Eagle, Jim Nantz, Joe Buck, Kevin Harlan, and Mike Tirico. The full list includes Adam Amin, Jason Benetti, Joe Davis, and Mina Kimes.

For National Sportswriter of the Year, Adrian Wojnarowski, Ken Rosenthal, Nicole Auerbach, Pete Thamel, Pat Forde and Tom Verducci are among the biggest names. Candace Buckner, Katie Strang, Marc Spears and Wright Thomson round out the list of nominees.

The NMSA also revealed its finalists for the sportscaster and sportswriter Hall of Fame. James Brown, Joe Buck, Lee Corso and Tim McCarver are part of the sportscaster list, while Bill Plaschke and Ray Didinger appear among the names for the sportswriter hall of fame.

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

Winners and Hall of Famers will be honored at the NSMA Awards Weekend & National Convention held in Winston-Salem, N.C. June 24-26.

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