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Peacock Hits 33 Million Sign-Ups

“Assuming things go as planned in Tokyo this summer, that will provide even more sports content for Peacock, which has been aggressive in that space compared to its competitors.”

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Peacock is not messing around. It was announced today during an NBC earnings call that Peacock now has 33 million have signed up for a Peacock account, with 20-26 million active users. Sitcoms, Drama series, and Sports have contributed to the totality of that.

The Summer Olympics were postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was pushed until this summer pending some sort of COVID–19 setback.

“I believe there will be an Olympics. I hope there will be an Olympics.” Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said

Assuming things go as planned in Tokyo this summer, that will provide even more sports content for Peacock, which has been aggressive in that space compared to its competitors.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Peacock will become the new home of the WWE Network in the United States. Access to all WWE events, including pay-per-views will be available with a Peacock Premium or Peacock Premium Plus subscription.

The pending shut down of NBCSN will likely mean more live sports on Peacock as well. The service already houses some English Premier League content and NBC has reportedly told the NHL it would like to use Peacock to carry some games if the league and the network continue their relationship after this season.

Peacock has also been aggressive with studio content, rolling out a full daytime lineup of shows airing every single weekday.

Several of the NBC Sports Gold Pass packages have become Peacock exclusives. The most recent addition in that category has been IndyCar.

NBC Executives believe Peacock could have as many as 35 million paid subscribers and active users by 2024.

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Uncle Chaps Signs Extension With Barstool

“The Marine worked as a bomb-sniffing K9 handler during the Iraq War.”

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Matthew Mitchell is signing with Barstool Sports for the next four years. More commonly known by his nickname, Uncle Chaps, Mitchell extended his current deal with the company on Thursday.

The comedic voice is an Iraq War veteran who has hosted podcasts and blogged for the company since 2016.

“Personal News: signed a 4-year contract extension with Barstool this morning. Glad to continue working at a place that allows me to be me without reservation. Viva.” Chaps tweeted on Thursday.

The host makes appearances on Pardon My Take from time to time and is also the host of Zero Blog Thirty and The Podfathers. The Marine worked as a bomb-sniffing K9 handler during the war. He fought in over 40 gunfights and carried out over 100 raids before being medically discharged after being shot in the arm.

Uncle Chaps received a Purple Heart Medal for his bravery and landed his dream job at Barstool.

“I first started reading Barstool when I was at Marine Corps Base Quantico about 7 years ago,” Chaps wrote in his debut article for Barstool five years ago. “So I’m f*cking amped to be writing here now. Despite what this first post makes it seem like, I’m not here to be the token military barstool bro. That’s the last thing I want, and I’m sure it’s the last thing the readers want as well.”

His first day at Barstool just happened to coincide with his “Alive Day.” 

“Alive Days, in some circles, are celebrated more than birthdays,” Chaps wrote in his initial blog. “Alive Days are the days when people who were wounded in combat celebrate being, well, alive. For me, that day is July 31st.”

Barstool hired Uncle Chaps around the same time they moved headquarters from Boston to NYC and now he is staying around for another extended stretch.

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LeBron James Creating Exclusive Content For Clubhouse

“Clubhouse users had to be either invited or pushed through a waitlist up until last month when the app became available to everyone.”

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LeBron James and Clubhouse have struck a deal. The NBA superstar’s media company, the SpringHill Company, has entered into an agreement with Clubhouse to produce live rooms and content for the app.

SpringHill is rolling out various shows and rooms on the platform aimed at elevating the conversations happening in and around sports.

“Clubhouse and SpringHill share a focus on empowering creators and celebrating culturally relevant moments,” says Sean Brown, Head of Sports at Clubhouse. “I’m proud to welcome SpringHill to the Clubhouse family and partner with them to bring their distinct perspectives on sports culture and inspiring conversations to the global community at Clubhouse.”

Clubhouse is a live audio app that allows users to create “rooms” and discuss topics with interested users. The platform is similar to Twitter Spaces and Spotify’s GreenRoom, which used to be a sports-focused version of this platform and has expanded to all topics.

The project begins on Thursday, Sept. 16, when UNINTERRUPTED’s Certified Buckets show hosts a live room previewing the 2021-22 NBA season. Next up is a show on Monday, Sept. 20, focusing on the evolution of black quarterbacks from a varied group of former black quarterbacks.

The Monday and Thursday show schedule picks back up with a discussion on new music releases everyone is talking about with a roundtable of hip-hop minds. They also have other shows planned diving into “Everything You Need to Know About NCAA NIL” and “Life Begins When The Game Ends,” diving into how athletes transition from life in the pros to life as a civilian.

Clubhouse users had to be either invited or pushed through a waitlist up until last month when the app became available to everyone. Now, they have inked a deal with two of the most influential NBA voices in James and Maverick Carter. 

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BetRivers, PlaySugarHouse Launch Sports Betting CityCasts

These podcasts will start this month focusing on several local markets specific to each host’s home market.

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Sports betting fanatics may have just gotten their one shop stop for all of their gambling content.

Rush Street Interactive has announced they are premiering city specific sports betting audio and video podcasts across the U.S. for BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse brands. These podcasts will start this month focusing on several local markets specific to each host’s home market.

”These CityCasts are locally focused, which is consistent with our strategy to offer our players Hometown Sportsbooks.” said Richard Schwartz the CEO of RSI.

There are currently RSI CityCasts in 4 cities including Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. CityCasts are set to launch in 4 more cities in the coming weeks including New York, Denver, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles.

RSI has already added some big names in sports media for these new markets, including Mark Schlereth who was named as a brand ambassador for the Denver market earlier this month.

”The hosts’ expert analysis will assist BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse bettors in making knowledgeable sports betting decisions, whether they’re experienced or brand new to the action.” added Schwartz.

This new podcast series will be widely available on nearly every streaming platform, including the BetRivers and VSiN websites, for fans of every market to get their fix in the world of sports betting content.

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