The Dan Le Batard Present with Stugotz has been with no residence for many of this yr – that’s, till now.
Draft Kings has partnered with Meadowlark Media to license the show. Le Batard and former ESPN president John Skipper created Meadowlark Media earlier this yr. Draft Kings is spending $50 million to license the present for 3 years.
“Thrilled to announce a multi yr partnership with @draftkings that represents probably the most vital assist a associate has ever given us.@draftkings is actually sponsoring our freedom,” Le Batard mentioned on Twitter on Tuesday.
Thrilled to announce a multi yr partnership with @draftkings that represents probably the most vital assist a associate has ever given us. @draftkings is actually sponsoring our freedom, & we reward their pioneering dedication to altering the content material recreation with this crappy graphic -Dan pic.twitter.com/DGt3ZshgV6
— Dan Le Batard Present with Stugotz (@LeBatardShow) April 27, 2021
The Dan Le Batard Present with Stugotz developed a cult-like following when it was aired on ESPN. Le Batard’s employement with the Worldwide Chief got here to a clumsy finish final yr, and it’s nonetheless unclear what in the end occurred.
Regardless, Le Batard had excessive ambitions whereas unemployed. He teamed up with former ESPN president John Skipper to former Meadowlark Media, and the gamble paid off. The brand new media firm has added the likes of Jemele Hill and Adnan Virk, amongst others. It then struck a take care of Draft Kings on Tuesday.
It’s protected to say Le Batard’s followers are thrilled concerning the new partnership with Draft Kings.
Lebatard keep profitable https://t.co/l47gNDROVM
— Jaguar Paw (@sirdibbydukes) April 27, 2021
Large fan of Meadowlark Media. Undecided how many individuals perceive it’s potential and worth with John Skipper & Dan LeBatard on the helm.
— Michael Rippe🔗 (@MichaelRippe) April 27, 2021
$PENN acquired a 36% stake in Barstool Sports activities for $163M final yr.
They will enhance their stake to 50% for an extra $62M in 2 years — that is $225M in whole.
DraftKings has spent ~$150M on VSiN & the appropriate to distribute Dan Le Batard’s podcast for 3 years.
That is wild.
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) April 27, 2021
Dan Le Batard is way more than only a media character now.
Sure, he’ll nonetheless be manning his personal present. However his newest enterprise enterprise with Meadowlark Media is beginning to make headlines within the sports activities media world.