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Apple Partner Meadowlark Media to a Toehold in Sports-related Programming

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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Today, the American multinational technology company Apple has signed a new multi-year first-look deal with John Skipper and Dan Le Batard, two former ESPN veterans who run Meadowlark Media.

According to Hollywood Reporter, the duo, Skipper, a former president of ESPN, and Le Batard, a former Miami Herald journalist who became a radio and TV broadcaster at the cable sports behemoth, formed Meadowlark Media in January, a month after Le Batard and ESPN split ways respectively.

After ESPN Radio stopped airing the Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz, Le Batard continued to broadcast it as a daily podcast. Meadowlark has a content and distribution partnership with DraftKings and is currently working on a podcast for the BBC’s Sport’s Strangest Crimes series.

The partnership with Meadowlark Media could help Apple TV+ gain a stronger foothold in sports-related programming, something the streaming service has yet to fully explore.”

Apple TV+ hosted a world premiere event for Alena Smith’s critically acclaimed and Peabody Award-winning Apple Original comedy series, which stars Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld, who also serves as executive producer.

Smith is also the creator, writer, and executive producer of the critically acclaimed and Peabody Award-winning Apple Original comedy series, which she also directs this season.

The first three episodes of “Dickinson’s” 10-episode final season will launch globally on Apple TV+ Apple TV+ app is rolling out to 2016, 2017 LG smart TVs: Report on Friday, November 5, 2021, followed by one new episode every Friday through December 24, 2021.

Smith and Steinfeld, as well as performers Adrian Blake Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, Amanda Warren, and others, were in attendance at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. If this piques your curiosity, be sure to read this news release for more information.


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